Senate Television via Getty Images House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff speaks in the Senate during the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on Jan. 31, 2020. (Senate Television via Getty Images) By Joe Saunders Published April 7, 2020 at 3:00pm Share on Facebook Tweet Email Print If Adam Schiff is any indication, Democrats expect President Donald Trump to be around for a while. The House Intelligence Committee chairman, fresh out of self-isolation and champing for the public attention another attack on the Trump administration will bring, tacitly announced Tuesday that he’s planning yet another investigation into the executive branch.
This time he’s looking into Trump’s firing last week of the inspector general whose apparently credulous reading of a complaint filed in August by a “whistleblower” that led to Trump’s impeachment in December helped spark the whole affair. TOP VIDEOS 1/5 READ MORE GOP Group Angry That This Rep. Is Running for Senate In a letter to acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell, Schiff stated that because there was no reason for Trump to fire Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson, the House Intelligence Committee is “reviewing the circumstances of Mr. Atkinson’s dismissal, including whether his termination was intended to curb any ongoing investigations or reviews being undertaken by his office.” A look at Twitter shows the letter was available to just about every reporter on Capitol Hill who might have been interested in posting it