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2019-09-28 Government
Intel Community Secretly Gutted Requirement Of First-Hand Whistleblower Knowledge
Tell me the Deep State fix wasn't in wrt the Ukraine telephone call whistleblower.
[TheFederalist] Federal records show that the intelligence community secretly revised the formal whistleblower complaint form in August 2019 to eliminate the requirement of direct, first-hand knowledge of wrongdoing.

Between May 2018 and August 2019, the intelligence community secretly eliminated a requirement that whistleblowers provide direct, first-hand knowledge of alleged wrongdoings. This raises questions about the intelligence community's behavior regarding the August submission of a whistleblower complaint against President Donald Trump. The new complaint document no longer requires potential whistleblowers who wish to have their concerns expedited to Congress to have direct, first-hand knowledge of the alleged wrongdoing that they are reporting.

The brand new version of the whistleblower complaint form, which was not made public until after the transcript of Trump's July 25 phone call with the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky and the complaint addressed to Congress were made public, eliminates the first-hand knowledge requirement and allows employees to file whistleblower complaints even if they have zero direct knowledge of underlying evidence and only "heard about [wrongdoing] from others."
Posted by Grutch Cheting3238 2019-09-28 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6462 views ]  Top

#1 Funny how these things work out
Posted by Rex Mundi 2019-09-28 01:22||   2019-09-28 01:22|| Front Page Top

#2 Shitshow, Part 105
Posted by Lex 2019-09-28 01:25||   2019-09-28 01:25|| Front Page Top

#3 Everyone involved needs to be sh!t canned then prosecuted.
Posted by Fat Bob Javish1936 2019-09-28 05:42||   2019-09-28 05:42|| Front Page Top

#4 
No. We do not say things that can be construed as a threat to the lives of American citizens.

—trailing wife for the moderators at 9:20 a.m CDT
Posted by One Eyed Tsar 2019-09-28 08:07||   2019-09-28 08:07|| Front Page Top

#5 You Knew It Was Coming: Check Out The Whistleblower’s GoFundMe
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-09-28 08:40||   2019-09-28 08:40|| Front Page Top

#6 
No. We do not say things that can be construed as a threat to the lives of American citizens.

—trailing wife for the moderators at 9:20 a.m CDT
Posted by DarthVader 2019-09-28 09:23||   2019-09-28 09:23|| Front Page Top

#7 
No. We do not say things that can be construed as a threat to the lives of American citizens.

—trailing wife for the moderators at 9:20 a.m CDT
Posted by Fat Bob Javish1936 2019-09-28 09:30||   2019-09-28 09:30|| Front Page Top

#8 You got it!
Posted by DarthVader 2019-09-28 09:49||   2019-09-28 09:49|| Front Page Top

#9 
No. We do not say things that can be construed as a threat to the lives of American citizens.

—trailing wife for the moderators at 9:20 a.m CDT
Posted by CrazyFool 2019-09-28 10:03||   2019-09-28 10:03|| Front Page Top

#10 Last I knew, the intel community was not a legislative body.
Posted by JohnQC 2019-09-28 10:54||   2019-09-28 10:54|| Front Page Top

#11 Personally, I hope this keeps Schiff and that crowd busy until after the next election. At which time I hope they all are minority members of their committees again and Trump can again skip the inaugural balls to oversee Secret Service roundup of IC malefactors.
Posted by M. Murcek 2019-09-28 11:10||   2019-09-28 11:10|| Front Page Top

#12 You Knew It Was Coming: Check Out The Whistleblower’s GoFundMe

Used to be they at least had to write a book. That's what I thought Christine Blasley Ford would do. But no. These days somebody sets up a GoFundMe for them. Isn't this all just a little too convenient?

As for threats, I thought that's what Trump was doing when he talked about the way we used to deal with spies. But at least he can fire them, right? When in doubt, fire them all.
Posted by Abu Uluque 2019-09-28 11:26||   2019-09-28 11:26|| Front Page Top

#13 At which time I hope they all are minority members of their committees again

With luck and fed up voters, they might not be returned to Congress. However, I wouldn't bet the farm on that.
Posted by JohnQC 2019-09-28 11:43||   2019-09-28 11:43|| Front Page Top

#14 We're going backwards in time. This syndrome is like something from an earlier century: political opponents find a patsy who will spread lies about the target, payments are made, the yellow press creates a scandal, the target is wounded or maimed, and the carnival moves on.
Posted by Lex 2019-09-28 11:55||   2019-09-28 11:55|| Front Page Top

#15 OK. This is becoming gloomy. Here's something to cheer you up.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-09-28 11:58||   2019-09-28 11:58|| Front Page Top

#16 Personally I am begining to wonder if there is a real whistleblower. Perhaps they do not really exists but are a construct of the DNC leadership, media, and 'deep state'. The complaint itself reads like it was written by a committee. He or she refused to step forward and be identified, it's based on heresay - and that was only allowed a few weeks ago...
Posted by CrazyFool 2019-09-28 12:09||   2019-09-28 12:09|| Front Page Top

#17 As a minor minor participant in the Nixon era circus of political power struggles I can tell you there was no where near the vitriol that Trump faces today. Huge swaths of the executive branch senior civil service appear to be in active resistance and even clandestine revolt determined to undo the election of 2016.

What is equally clear is that the power centers of the democrat party have an electoral strategy of revolutionary socialism and impeachment as their sole aim. A question I never imagined I would ask in a serious manner is what to do about that..
Posted by NoMoreBS 2019-09-28 18:21||   2019-09-28 18:21|| Front Page Top

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