As is the case with regard to other positions where I, as president, have the power of appointment, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, it is vital that I have the fullest confidence in the appointees serving as inspectors general. That is no longer the case with regard to this inspector general.
I suppose Atkinson's firing was a small price for the Dems to pay for all the turmoil they were able to put the country through with their Ukraine Hoax Impeachment Theater--thanks to Atkinson's shenanigans. Still, with Richard Grenell cleaning house as Director of National Intelligence and with Bill Barr's DoJ breathing down the necks of the coup plotters, they may yet regret losing another key operative who was able to protect the likes of Eric Ciaramella. We can hope so.