The anti-Trump whistleblower and his CIA colleagues actively colluded with House Democrats before filing a complaint with the inspector general.
OCTOBER 2, 2019
An anti-Trump whistleblower at the center of ongoing Democratic efforts to impeach President Donald Trump coordinated with Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and his Democratic staff prior to filing his whistleblower complaint, The New York Times reported on Wednesday afternoon. The bombshell report that the whistleblower and his Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) colleagues actively worked exclusively with congressional Democrats before filing the complaint raises serious questions about whether the complainant followed federal laws providing whistleblower protections for employees within the U.S. intelligence community.
“Before going to Congress, the C.I.A. officer had a colleague convey his accusations to the agency’s top lawyer,” The New York Times reported. “Concerned about how that avenue for airing his allegations was unfolding, the officer then approached a House Intelligence Committee aide, alerting him to the accusation against Mr. Trump.”
The New York Times noted that the anti-Trump complainant only notified the committee’s Democrats of his allegations.
“The whistle-blower’s decision to offer what amounted to an early warning to the intelligence committee’s Democrats is also sure to thrust Mr. Schiff even more forcefully into the center of the controversy,” The New York Times wrote.
Under federal law, whistleblowers within the intelligence community are required to report any allegations of wrongdoing to the Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) in order to receive statutory whistleblower protections for their disclosures. The law does not provide any protections to employees or contractors who bypass the process required by law and go directly to Congress, nor does it provide any avenue to disclose classified information to Congress without first going through the ICIG. If the complainant or a colleague leaked classified information to Schiff or his committee, those individuals could be subject to criminal liability for illegal and unauthorized disclosure of classified information.
“The employee may contact the intelligence committees directly [after filing a complaint with the inspector general] if the employee…before making such a contact, furnishes to the Director, through the Inspector General, a statement of the employee’s complaint or information and notice of the employee’s intent to contact the intelligence committees directly…and obtains and follows from the Director, through the Inspector General, direction on how to contact the intelligence committees in accordance with appropriate security practices,” the federal whistleblower law, known as the Intelligence Community Whistleblower Protection Act, or ICWPA, states.
The full anti-Trump complaint, which was declassified by the president and released on September 25, included no first-hand evidence of wrongdoing by the president. Instead, it offered a litany of second-hand allegations, gossip, and hearsay, much of which was shown to be false when compared to the actual transcript of the July 25 phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelensky.
As The Federalist first reported last week, the ICIG changed its internal rules and guidance regarding whistleblower complaints to eliminate a requirement that the complaints contain first-hand information. The ICIG confirmed that reporting on Monday when it admitted it had altered its forms and procedures after the anti-Trump complaint was filed with the ICIG.
Top lawmakers in both the Senate and House sent letters to the ICIG earlier this week demanding to know precisely when the first-hand information required was discarded. Under the whistleblower law, the ICIG has near-total authority to determine how whistleblower evidence is weighed and ultimately whether complaints are considered credible.
The ICIG admitted in a September 13 letter to Congress that he never reviewed the transcript of the July 25 call before determining that the anti-Trump complaint “appear[ed] credible.”
“As part of its preliminary review, the ICIG did not request access to records of the President’s July 25, 2019, call with the Ukrainian President,” ICIG Michael Atkinson wrote.
Both the Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel determined that the complaint was statutorily deficient and did not qualify under the law as an “urgent concern” that needed to be provided to the relevant congressional oversight committees.
The communication between the whistleblower and House Democrats prior to the complaint’s filing also raises questions about whether Schiff and his committee staff coordinated with the ICIG regarding the watchdog’s whistleblower forms and guidance stating that first-hand information is required in order for the agency to properly investigate “urgent concern” complaints.
The new revelations that Schiff and his staff coordinated with the anti-Trump complainant and his colleagues prior to a formal whistleblower complaint also suggest Schiff was less than truthful about his interactions with the whistleblower. On August 28, nearly two weeks before the ICIG formally informed Congress of a pending “urgent concern” whistleblower complaint from an intel operative, Schiff tweeted allegations from the complaint without disclosing their source.
“Schiff was in on it, and he lied about it,” a congressional G.O.P. staffer told The Federalist. “This impeachment initiative has as much genuineness as a three dollar bill.”
Thank you anon that’s correct, and Dan Bongino went through this in his show today.
It’s picking up steam, and still, the MSM refuses to report on this issue.
They are targeting Trump for not answering a question while the Finish President was standing there waiting for his turn. Trump decided he had enough and chastise the reporter.
There is a lot of explaining to do on Schiff part, and IMO, he should before a committee and see how he likes that one. I bet that Schiff is the leaker since he has access to much Intell information. Since the rules say, the whistleblower has no protection than bring them up before the inquisition committee.
The American people demand honesty from our leaders.
Thank you anon, 🌸🥰😎👍
Give him hell, Aus! They aren’t buying it either! Junk Science
Our earth is in constant flux, I buy Willie Soon argument, and he slams Al Gore, even mentions Pizza, lol
Steven Schneider theories are flawed, and this issue shouldn’t be politicized. RIP
Dr. Schneider was an engineer and physicist who developed scientific models and used them to press for action on global warming.
Lots of information to listen too, and you can decide if this a real event or the elite way to sham you once again. I posted a few weeks back on those carbon credits that are a scam to make money. Asia will continue to pollute, and you will pay their carbon tax. It’s insanity, don’t buy into it.
Nigel Farage attacks ‘Prince of Wokeness’ Harry and Meghan Markle and ‘Charlie Boy’ for their ‘irrelevant’ environmental campaigns and brands late Queen Mother an ‘overweight, chain-smoking gin drinker’
At the Conservative Political Action Conference in Sydney at the weekend, Mr Farage ripped into Harry and Meghan's decision to have only two children, branding it 'irrelevant'.
Holy Moly! I’ve posted videos of Nigel Farage, and he is a fighter!
People are sick and tired of the bullshit elitism! The woke left rhetoric of nincompoopism, that would eat crap on a cracker if it were trending on Instagram!
I fear our youth is being poisoned by George Soros and company to fit his ideal world. The only thing is to keep the peasant docile, and the Elite goes on with hypocrisy of living super luxury lifestyles, while we eat grass in a meadow where the cows once grazed. No farting allowed in this brave new world, you’ll have to pay a carbon tax to Elites.
I agree with Nigel. The Royal brats are irrelevant with their woke speak; he said realistic things. We do have a right to criticize our representative! The Queen has done a fantastic job, but when it comes to keeping her family in line, she falls short.
The Sussex brand is disgusting!!
They are making money from Instagram as influencers. Meghan makes money from appearances, source enty. She charges designers to wear their clothes(source Enty. The foundation is shady it’s not a non-profit, it’s set up like the Clinton foundation.
Prince Charles does nothing, and oh wait, he defends them.
Wasn’t it Jobson that was spit shining Meghan bum awhile back that Prince Charles thinks she is fantastic? Criticizing the Cambridge’s, don’t you find that odd? A couple in line for the throne gets thrown under the double-decker for these two idiots.
I once adored the Royals and Prince Harry, but not so much anymore. Meghan has brought a dark cloud, and Harry is more than happy to help tear the meaning of mystique in exchange to become Hollywood Harry! Meghan is training her circus monkey well.
God sped Nigel, and I think you’re fantastic!
Thank you anon, 🌸😎😝💋
More than half of Baltimore’s 309 homicide victims in 2018 were shot in the head, according to the police department’s annual homicide analysis released Wednesday.
Two people were killed and two others — including a Baltimore police sergeant — were injured Monday morning when an armed man entered a drug treatment center on Maryland Avenue in Charles North demanding access to methadone, police said.
Dozens of Maryland government employees rallied Wednesday in downtown Baltimore, protesting what they say is the Hogan administration’s refusal to fill thousands of vacant positions in state government.
As Scott Pressler said, Stop talking and start doing…
As I read these articles and the main reason in Baltimore as I see it, is drugs, drug crew fighting other crews. Who are the customers?
Karon Elijah Peoples, age 24, of Baltimore, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to a heroin distribution conspiracy. Peoples admitted that during his participation in the conspiracy, he was responsible for distributing, or facilitating the distribution, of between nine and 10 kilograms of heroin. In addition, Peoples admitted that nine fatal overdose victims and 18 overdose survivors had contacted Peoples’ phones prior to their overdose—either by phone call or text message—in order to arrange for the purchase of heroin.
As it started a primarily white problem, it quickly became the black community with the introduction to fentanyl. Who makes Fentanyl?
We keep hearing about the Chinese and fentanyl and being transported over the Southern border. Let’s check that out.
Trump’s tariffs are now pushing fentanyl production back underground, undoing many of the advances the US had made over the past few years. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin repeatedly tells us that 90 percent of the trade deal is done. The other 10 percent must be agreed on soon, or the opioid trade will once again disappear underground.
I wonder what the president will think about this report, and I think it’s worth talking to Roger Bate.
Fentanyl, legally made is used for chronic pain relief and surgery.
I know, the hospital used this on me instead of Morphine last year during a disc replacements surgery in my neck. I found it hard to wake up.
The problem in counterfeit fentanyl the author called it mislabeling, and it crosses many countries, not just China. Mixed with Heroin is killing our citizens.
Such production and intentional mislabeling of products is just one reason why I’m skeptical that China, or frankly any emerging nation, can effectively clamp down on fentanyl production. Chemical producers are important employers and hence have political backers, making action against them more problematic. Furthermore, many chemicals have multiple uses, so to switch a few hundred pounds of a chemical from a legitimate use to a troubling one is simple for manufacturers. And such a change is very hard for regulators to spot, even if companies maintain complete paperwork, and if they don’t it is nigh on impossible, and may only be found through spot inspections or whistleblowers, neither of which is frequent in emerging markets. After all, a few hundred pounds of key chemicals is all that is required to make millions of doses of fentanyl.
Hmm, that is a tough one, has anyone thought this through? Are we experience the downers revolutions like we once to did with Pablo in the 80’s but this one is on a grander scale. Notice these are the people that will pollute as the Green New Deal will give these corporation money.
Thank God the president pulled out of Paris accord a get rich scheme for elites but let’s keep on killing the citizens of America. I know you’re saying JD that doesn’t make any sense! Watch this one
Okay, I’m scared, and we need to make sure we push the right lever when we vote. Trump 2020
Hey Squad! I’m trying to bring you evidence of the presumption of innocence always applies to everyone, even Donald Trump. This is a Fox News interview with Congressman Ratcliff, a former prosecutor.
Mueller is a prosecutor, and he had no right to add exoneration. His group of Hillary Rotten Clinton lawyers is counting on your emotions on this dirty narrative.
Prosecutors don’t exonerate, the people do.
Collusion doesn’t exist in this case, the word should be a conspiracy, and there isn’t any proof of a crime against the President. However, there is proof of spying and conspiracy against the DNC, Hillary Clinton and Fusion GPS. Illegal FISA warrants claiming the Steele dossier was valid, which it wasn’t. IMO it is a treasonous offense because it continued after our president took the highest office in the land.
The DNC ran a scam, wiretapped Trump tower illegally and sent a phony Russian lawyer stating she had dirt on Hillary. They never produced anything. Don Jr was angry; his time was wasted. That’s not a crime. We can speculate, but that isn’t proof. How do we know that Don Jr, wouldn’t have handed over the information? We don’t, and it’s inconclusive.
Again, everyone has the presumption of innocence under the law. You also have to be Mirandized. If this ever went to a real court, they would throw this crap right out. The president is being harassed and overly prosecuted daily. What are his options?
People, who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones, right Rep Cummings?
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., the panel chairman House Oversight, and Reform Committee hearing on " The Trump Administration’s Child Separation Policy: Substantiated Allegations of Mistreatment." July 12, 2019, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Aurora Samperio/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
The New World Order, elitist, paid for the narrative via kickbacks to media outlets, talent agencies, PR agencies.
This harassment should never happen again to anyone.
People should be shouting and calling this out. Legislation should regulate PR agencies. They are writing copy for the MSM to say a specific narrative, look at Hillary’s tweets, she is still in charge. Fox shows you over and over again they are using particular wording, Not above the law, cover-up watch for it.
The president must be protected in his own house. The president cooperated fully in the investigation, and he had the right to yell privilege! Witnesses are going broke with attorney’s fees. The Dems won’t let it go, so now is time for operation boomerang!
Back at you! Dems
Many anons have asked me is Meghan Markle treasonous and going to jail? The answer is no, but she is corrupt for accepting freebies and payment from designers to wear their clothes. It is also said she is sending pages to a friend for a tell-all book on the Royals.
Last night I posted the new blind about MM is not staying at Frogmore Cottage but is staying at a rental property and double…
We’d faint if we could see what her pr bill is. My guess for the entire time she has run this scam millions have been spent selling this z list rapidly aging cable TV actress to the public. You’d think some of that money would be better spent on a decent wig. At least buy her a hairbrush.
What about all the cosmetic work? Fillers, Botox, liquid nose job? Meghan is an…
Brilliant find on Charles Finch. These are the things I love to see and its all about following the money. In fact, Charles Finch sounds like the ideal 4th husband for MM. Fabulously rich, well-connected movie and foodie interests and rather dashing and alpha male.
Just had a quick look at Charles Finch. He is the son of the great Peter Finch! He also has…
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Prince Harry & Meghan Markle PR Concoction
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Sorry to keep you all waiting, I needed the time to write this down.
Markus Anderson is the guy you want for a friend. If you are a starlet or starving artist willing to do anything to make it to the top Soho is the place for you. The entertainment business is shady, and everyone’s got their hand in your cookie jar. So does…