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June 02, 2022

Whistleblowers and the Power of Truth with Michael Atkinson (Part 2)

Episode 226

Part 2 of 2 – In the struggle for transparency and accountability, whistleblowers play an invaluable role. This week, host Elisa is joined by Michael Atkinson, former Inspector General of the U.S. Intelligence Community, who, during his tenure, oversaw the investigation of the Ukraine whistleblower complaint that resulted ultimately in the first impeachment trial of former President Donald J. Trump. In the second half of his interview, Michael discusses the aftermath of the whistleblower complaint, how the narrative shifted in the days and weeks that followed, and the valuable career lessons learned from handling such a significant case.

Michael Atkinson is a partner at Crowell & Moring, and former Inspector General of the U.S. Intelligence Community

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