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Report: “Whistle-blower” Failed to Disclose Contact with Rep. Schiff’s Staff or Intel Committee Staff

Report: “Whistle-blower” Failed to Disclose Contact with Rep. Schiff’s Staff or Intel Committee Staff

If true, that could be a big problem

According to Fox News’ Catherine Herridge, the IC Inspector General told lawmakers that the so-called “whistle-blower” did not disclose prior contact with Rep. Schiff’s staff or Congressional Committee staff.

Earlier this week, the New York Times reported that Schiff was made ware of the “whistle-blower” accusations before a complaint was officially filed.

From the NYT:

The Democratic head of the House Intelligence Committee, Representative Adam B. Schiff of California, learned about the outlines of a C.I.A. officer’s concerns that President Trump had abused his power days before the officer filed a whistle-blower complaint, according to a spokesman and current and former American officials.

The early account by the future whistle-blower shows how determined he was to make known his allegations that Mr. Trump asked Ukraine’s government to interfere on his behalf in the 2020 election. It also explains how Mr. Schiff knew to press for the complaint when the Trump administration initially blocked lawmakers from seeing it.

The C.I.A. officer approached a House Intelligence Committee aide with his concerns about Mr. Trump only after he had had a colleague first convey them to the C.I.A.’s top lawyer. Concerned about how that initial avenue for airing his allegations through the C.I.A. was unfolding, the officer then approached the House aide. In both cases, the original accusation was vague.

The House staff member, following the committee’s procedures, suggested the officer find a lawyer to advise him and meet with an inspector general, with whom he could file a whistle-blower complaint. The aide shared some of what the officer conveyed to Mr. Schiff. The aide did not share the whistle-blower’s identity with Mr. Schiff, an official said.

Friday, the Washington Post gave Schiff’s claims that “we have not spoken directly with the whistleblower. We would like to,” the worst possible rating: Four Pinocchios.

The whole thing stinks to high heaven. As Professor Jacobson has noted repeatedly — the complaint itself is just… off.


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Is this on top of the WC’s perjury for claiming that he had first-hand knowledge when he admitted in the claim that he had none?

You mean crazy eyes thought he was above the law and was somehow a paladin of virtue answering to a higher calling?

This is me shocked, shocked I tell you.

Escaped from RI | October 4, 2019 at 5:14 pm

The question Democrats need to answer, especially since it’s clear that Schiff coordinated with the “whistleblower” is what did Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer mean when he warned Donald Trump on January 3d, 2017, before Trump was even sworn in: “Let me tell you: You take on the intelligence community — they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you.”

Is the “whistleblower” complaint part of the six ways?

Is Schiff cooperating with the intelligence community in “getting back” at their Commander in Chief?

Why will the “press” not ask these questions?

    alaskabob in reply to Escaped from RI. | October 4, 2019 at 5:41 pm

    Guess who really runs the country? Who is the clear and present danger to (within) the USA?

      TrickyRicky in reply to alaskabob. | October 5, 2019 at 9:07 am

      I remember when the left hated and reviled the CIA and all other intelligence apparatus. It seems so long ago. At least three years or so. I wonder what has changed? /s

      We live in interesting times. The authoritarian and vicious left have let the mask drop. Authoritarians of a feather flock together. That the uber-sanctimonius Brennan spits in the face of our democratic republic while a contributor to CNN says a lot. As does Hillary’s comment yesterday to the effect that if the 18th century Constitution cannot remove Orange Man, perhaps it’s time to introduce said Constitution to a 21st century paper shredder. Let that sink in. If the Hildebeast had been elected, she would have finished 0bama’s transformation of America. That is why the establishment is so freaked out. They are acting like a cornered rat, with teeth bared. Not a good look. I can only hope that this is all sinking in with the average citizen, who will express their frustration at the ballot box.

      Another consideration is who carries on after DJT? Look at the last two GOP presidential candidates. McStain and Mittens. Look especially at Mittens’ recent befouling of himself. Methinks he is up to his eyeballs in the whole putrid Ukraine sewer along with the DNC and Biden. I’m very afraid the DJT era will simply be a brief pause in the rush to extinguish our freedom and put us all into the category of serfdom.

        “I remember when the left hated and reviled the CIA and all other intelligence apparatus.”

        That was when the CIA and other intelligence were working on behalf of America.

        Now that they have those agencies humming along trying to destroy America and enrichening the progs, they love them.

Anti-Trump spy signed his/her complaint under penalty of perjury, but apparently did not disclose he/she had first contacted the House Intel Committee. This is the same lie adam schiff was caught telling. Now THAT is a conspiracy.

realize schiff et al have broad immunity but isn’t lying to the IG/representative an indictable offense?–is there no way to prosecute him for his actions?

As long as there are no penalties whatever for lies, obfuscation, conspiracy or fraud, we can expect them to continue unabated. The reasoning is painfully obvious—hey, these fabrications might work, and if they don’t, well, no damage done; so try a few more. And pronounce that the charges are “credible”; that way no actual evidence, or even competent testimony, is needed.

Say what you will of the hapless Mueller, he at least managed to come up with some indictments (even if they were for imaginary crimes). But the Republicans are singing castrato here. Washington DC is a target-rich environment, so let’s see some goddamn action.

    Dantzig93101 in reply to tom_swift. | October 4, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    Damn right. Talk is cheap. So far, that’s all we get. Saving America — if it can be done — requires that the guilty be punished, and punished severely enough to strike terror into their comrades.

Politics is becoming a contact sport.

It’s been fairly clear all along that the complaint was written by Schiff and the Democrats’ legal team. Just reading the complaint, it cites all the laws that would protect the complainant, and it looks like a legal brief. It’s not the product of a paranoid “whistleblower,” but the product of a cabal that is planning a coup.

If he went directly to Congress instead of going through channels, then he’s not really a whistleblower at all. He’s a political operative.

But we knew that’s what it was all about anyway. The media know it too. That’s part of what they love about the story.

You can argue whether Schiff committed treason, but he sure has committed sedition, along with pelosi:

18 U.S. Code § 2384. Seditious conspiracy:

If two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, or to oppose by force the authority thereof, or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States, or by force to seize, take, or possess any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof, they shall each be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both.”

    What “force” did they use, or conspire to use?

      murkyv in reply to BKC. | October 5, 2019 at 9:36 am

      I think you missed the “or” after “conspire to overthrow, put down “

        BKC in reply to murkyv. | October 5, 2019 at 10:43 am

        All three of those actions “conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy” are modified by the “by force” statement. Conspire to overthrow by force, put down by force and destroy by force.

        Don’t get me wrong, I think Schiff for brains is the lowest of the low, has abused his power, and likely committed some crime. But it isn’t seditious conspiracy.

      DaveGinOly in reply to BKC. | October 5, 2019 at 1:24 pm

      How about “the force inherent in their authority as members of Congress; one a leader of her party in the House, the other the chair of a powerful House committee”?

      The statute doesn’t say “force of arms” and it accounts for “force of arms” under “levying war.” “Force” can be exercised through more channels than by mere physical violence.

Hey Washington Post. You’re a little late to pretend impartiality and fair journalism. There’s liar stank all over you.

(From my tweet)
Yesterday: “I never talked with him.”
Today: “Oh, *that* guy. I thought there was another one.”
Tomorrow: “Look, he just needed some help typing, and I wanted to assist in any way possible…”
Next week: “Just because I donated a kidney to him…”

that whistleblower should sue the law firm for bad advice and improper preparation of paperwork