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‘THE WHITE HOUSE April 3, 2020 The Honorable Richard Bure Chairman ‘Select Committe on Ineligence United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20815 ‘The Honorable Mark R. Warmer Vice-Chairman Select Commitee on Intelligence United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20515 Deer Chairman Burr and Vice-Chairman Wamer This isto advise that I am exercising my power as President to remove from office the Inspector General ofthe Intelligence Community, effective 30 days from today. tis extremely important that we promote the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of Federal programs and activites. The Inspectors General have a eritial role in the achievement of these zoals. As is the ease with regard to other positions where I, as President, have the power of appointment, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, itis vital that Ihave the fullest confidence in the appointees serving as Inspectors General. That is no longer the case with regard to this Inspector Genera Ata later dat, I wil be submitting to the Senate my nomination ofan individual fortis postion ‘who has my full confidence and who meets the appropriate qualifications Sincerely, ‘THE WHITE HOUSE April 3, 2020 “The Honorable Adam Schift Chairman Permanent Select Committe on Intelligence United States House of Representatives ‘Washington, D.C. 20515 The Honorable Devin Nunes Ranking Member Permanent Select Committe on Intelligence United States House of Representatives, ‘Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Chairman Schiff and Ranking Member Nunes: ‘This isto advise that Iam exereising my power as President to remove from office the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community, effective 30 days from today. I is extremely important that we promote the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of Federal programs and activities. ‘The Inspectors General have a critical role in the achievement of these goals. 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 ofthe Senat, itis vial that I have the fullest confidence in the appointees serving as Inspectors General. Thats no longer the ease with regard to this Inspector General. Ata later date, I wll be submitting to the Senate my nomination of an individual for this postion ‘who has my fll onfidence and who meets the appropriate qualifications. Sincerely,