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Trump settles a score:

• by AP

President Trump has fired Michael Atkinson, he said in a letter to the Senate intelligence committee Friday 

Trump said he 'no longer' had confidence in the inspector general for the intelligence community 

Atkinson handled the whistleblower complaint that ultimately triggered the president's impeachment trial

His firing comes as part of a wider shake-up of the intelligence community

It comes at a time when the White House is grappling to bring the US coronavirus outbreak under control, as the death toll soared past 7,000 Friday