In his resignation letter, fired inspector general Michael Atkinson urged whistleblowers to 'bravely speak up' and reminded them 'there is no disgrace in doing so'




In his resignation letter, fired inspector general Michael Atkinson urged whistleblowers to \
In his resignation letter, fired inspector general Michael Atkinson urged whistleblowers to \'bravely speak up\' and reminded them \'there is no disgrace in doing so\'  
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