I got shut down most of the day by an internet outage in Northwest Montana, but there was one story I wanted to make sure all my readers know about.
Sean Davis of the Federalist wrote a stunning expose yesterday of the fact that the Intelligence Community conveniently changed the rules for whistleblowers after the fact to accommodate the Deep State Ukrainian Hearsay Fake News report by a Trump-hating CIA agent.
Yeah, you heard that right.
According to evidence compiled by Davis, up until August it was mandatory that a whistleblower have first-hand knowledge of wrongdoing. That would have eliminated the report filed by the CIA agent who admitted having no first hand knowledge, but patched together an accusation against the president based on hearsay, media reports and fiction. As Davis note:
The complaint alleges that President Donald Trump broke the law during a phone call with the Ukrainian president. In his complaint, which was dated August 12, 2019, the complainant acknowledged he was “not a direct witness” to the wrongdoing he claims Trump committed.
In a remarkable coincidence (or more likely evidence of a Deep State Coup against Trump) the form used under the the Intelligence Community Whistleblower Protection Act was changed conveniently just in time for the rogue CIA agent to slime Trump. Previously, the whistleblower would have been ineligible to proceed, as Davis explains:
A previous version of the whistleblower complaint document, which the ICIG and DNI until recently provided to potential whistleblowers, declared that any complaint must contain only first-hand knowledge of alleged wrongdoing and that complaints that provide only hearsay, rumor, or gossip would be rejected.
“The [Intelligence Community Inspector General] cannot transmit information via the ICPWA based on an employee’s second-hand knowledge of wrongdoing,” the previous form stated under the bolded heading “FIRST-HAND INFORMATION REQUIRED.” “This includes information received from another person, such as when an employee informs you that he/she witnessed some type of wrongdoing.”
If you believe that the change was just an accident of timing, you probably also believe that Democrats want to make America a better place. Be gone!
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