Skip to comments.Deleted Firsthand Knowledge Requirement For Whistleblowers Implicates Another Federal Agency
Posted on 09/30/2019 3:53:19 PM PDT by george76
Was the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service weaponized to force the House into a premature impeachment inquiry?
Sean Davis wrote Friday about a secret update to the intelligence community inspector generals Disclosure of Urgent Concern complaint intake form. It revamped the procedure to allow hearsay complaints, while prior versions of the form had included an admonishment that the IC IG could not find a complaint credible without reliable, first-hand information. While it appears the IC IG has the statutory right to promulgate new procedures, the rationale for the change and the curious nature of the timing has still not been shared.
Compelling new evidence now shows that the purportedly nonpartisan Congressional Research Service (CRS) may have been weaponized to mislead members of Congress and the American people all in the name of advancing the impeachment process against President Trump. It appears that misleading guidance about precisely how expansive the Intelligence Community Whistleblower Protection Act (ICWPA) is was incorporated into the report just as the current whistleblower controversy began to pick up steam.
These Kind of Report Revisions Are Highly Unusual.
Yes, the Statute Is Quite Specific on Urgent Concerns.
The updated CRS analysis inexplicably claimed that the statute was not specific on who has the authority for determining whether a complaint, aside from its credibility, constitutes a matter of urgent concern. This was one of only three assertions in the entire discussion of the ICWPA that wasnt meticulously footnoted with the underlying statutory reference.
Something Fishy Seems to Be Going on Here.
It should concern every American that the timing and substance of the updated CRS analysis advances a particular partisan narrative at the expense of a clear application of the law
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Bureaucrats versus the electorate. Not new, but now weaponized.
And the problem is aggravated by the overwhelming number of neo-Communists and fellow travelers that have infiltrated public “service”
Sure would be nice to see that the Senate has called CIA Chief Gina Haspel to testify about the whys and whens the WhistleBlower Form was changed.
Thats why Congress is in recess right now. All of the “Urgent Concern”.
Furthermore, the supposed charges against Trump are not based on illegal activity on Trump’s part. Thus, if the agency were to go to the trouble of changing their rules in order to file this report, they probably had advanced collusion with the congressional people to assure that the information would rise to the level that the congress critters [read: vermin] would be willing to run with it.
Imagine going to the trouble of changing your rules and filing a report with no illegal activity just to find out, after the fact, that nobody was willing to go out on a limb to push impeachment charges.
If the complaints are supposed to be by and against members of the intelligence community how is Trump in anyway subject to such?
All of DC has the fragrance of the Pike Street Market, especially that big building with the dome on top.
Obama moved appointees into ALL government agencies into bureaucratic civil service positions specifically to sabotage Trump.
This is a treasonous conspiracy being carried out against the president and American people. The corrupt democrats are deathly afraid that their Ukrainian corruption is about to be exposed. They have controlled our government for so long that they think they are entitled to the corrupt money. They have been selling us out to line their pockets for years. Every person who cares about this country should stand against these corrupt scumbags regardless of their political party.
This is more evidence of conspiracy and nothing seems to happen to the coup plotters. Where are the indictments from the DOJ for so many of the traitors? Trump needs to call in the military before the civilian agencies construct a scaffold for him.
time for the truth to come out and the fake narrative to die.
Somebody changed the rules.
Somebody made sure the “whistleblower” knew about the change within days. At a minimum.
“.....nonpartisan Congressional Research Service (CRS) may have been weaponized to mislead members of Congress and the American people ....”
It seems to me anyone can file a whistleblower complaint now and it has to be taken seriously.
If someone reads something, blow the whistle.
Everyone should file.
I remember when Newsweek spiked Mike Isikoff’s story about the Clinton-Lewinsky affair, claiming the reason they did so was because they didn’t have two verified sources for the story. Since that time, the media has reduced that requirement to the point where they have no need of any verifiable source whatsoever before they put a rumor, gossip, or innuendo in print. This change to the complaint form removing the first-hand knowledge requirement, pretty much mirrors the exact same thing that the main stream media has been running with for quite a while now.
Saul Alinsky ... overwhelm the system
Is it possible that the form was changed in September and backdated to August 2019? Just asking.
yes very possible new form does not have form number 401 and date does not have day only month and year..fortunately there should be a paper trail big enough for a caveman to follow..
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