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    Mystery of Adam Schiff and whistleblower takes dangerous new turn

    Mystery of Adam Schiff and whistleblower takes dangerous new turn

    This story is about to get a whole lot more media scrutiny, because it involves secretive back-channel maneuvering, a possible threat to national security and potential lawbreaking at the highest levels of the Trump administration, possibly at the direction of President Trump himself — all with a whole lot of cloak-and-dagger intrigue thrown in.

    And now the mystery of Rep. Adam Schiff and the whistleblower has taken an ominous new turn, one that should only underscore concerns that serious — and dangerous — lawbreaking might be unfolding.
    The latest development: The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) has informed Schiff, the California Democrat and chairman of the Intelligence Committee, that he will not forward a whistleblower’s complaint to the committee, as required by law.

    Yet the legal rationale for refusing to do this appears specious — and raises further questions as to why this is happening at all.

    This all started when Schiff announced that the Inspector General at the ODNI had alerted him to a whistleblower’s complaint that had been submitted to him. Schiff noted that the IG assessed the complaint as “credible.”

    But as Schiff noted, the acting Director of National Intelligence, Joseph Maguire, has not forwarded the complaint to the Intelligence Committee.
    Rumors I have heard is that the whistleblower complaint is that the president's team is fabricating evidence against Iran for the KSA attack.

    Note: The link is to WaPo so be prepared to jump through some hoops to view it.
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    This better have some serious legs or I’m packing up and moving under a rock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Higgins View Post
    This better have some serious legs or I’m packing up and moving under a rock.
    I live two hours from Rousseau in Canada. I wonder if he has a spare room.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZiprHead View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Higgins View Post
    This better have some serious legs or I’m packing up and moving under a rock.
    I live two hours from Rousseau in Canada. I wonder if he has a spare room.
    Who cares if he has room, roomie. I’m a decent baker and I make great soup and I can fit into a pretty small space. I’m sure he and the Mrs would be delighted to have me.

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    Update from WaPo

    Trump’s communications with foreign leader are part of whistleblower complaint that spurred standoff between spy chief and Congress, former officials say
    Trump’s interaction with the foreign leader included a “promise” that was regarded as so troubling that it prompted an official in the U.S. intelligence community to file a formal whistleblower complaint with the inspector general for the intelligence community, said the officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly.

    It was not immediately clear which foreign leader Trump was speaking with or what he pledged to deliver, but his direct involvement in the matter has not been previously disclosed. It raises new questions about the president’s handling of sensitive information and may further strain his relationship with U.S. spy agencies. One former official said the communication was a phone call.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toni View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ZiprHead View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Higgins View Post
    This better have some serious legs or I’m packing up and moving under a rock.
    I live two hours from Rousseau in Canada. I wonder if he has a spare room.
    Who cares if he has room, roomie. I’m a decent baker and I make great soup and I can fit into a pretty small space. I’m sure he and the Mrs would be delighted to have me.
    Sounds like he’ll need to make an addition to their home. *packing belongings*

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    Trump's promise to foreign leader prompts whistleblower complaint

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    Donald Trump’s promise to a foreign leader so troubled an official in the US intelligence community that it prompted the person to file a whistleblower complaint, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday.

    The Post, which cited two former officials familiar with the matter, said it was not immediately clear which foreign leader Trump was speaking with or what he pledged to deliver. The communication was a phone call, one former official said, according to the Post.

    The intelligence community inspector general, Michael Atkinson, determined that the complaint was credible and troubling enough to be considered a matter of “urgent concern”, a legal threshold that requires notification of congressional oversight committees, the Post said.
    Guardian

    He made a phone call which was so worrying it made a whistleblower report it to the congressional oversight committees, though we do not yet know the detail or content of the call, nor who it was to.

    Watch this space I suppose.

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    it was not immediately clear which foreign leader Trump was speaking with or what he pledged to deliver
    What if the leader was Rouhani and Trump pledged he would not bomb them to kingdom come?
    [leftists heads explode]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derec View Post
    it was not immediately clear which foreign leader Trump was speaking with or what he pledged to deliver
    What if the leader was Rouhani and Trump pledged he would not bomb them to kingdom come?
    [leftists heads explode]
    Yes, I'm sure that it! Therefore, I'm sure that Trump will release the information to show how competent a leader he is!
    Last edited by Harry Bosch; 09-19-2019 at 01:06 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Bosch View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Derec View Post
    it was not immediately clear which foreign leader Trump was speaking with or what he pledged to deliver
    What if the leader was Rouhani and Trump pledged he would not bomb them to kingdom come?
    [leftists heads explode]
    Yes, I'm sure that it's! Therefore, I'm sure that Trump will release the information to show how competent a leader he is!
    Yeah. An intel officer would be worried about the sensitive information involved in non-threatening a foreign power with non-violence. Because you just cannot do that without revealing sources...

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