Skip to comments.The Whistleblower Executive
Posted on 10/03/2019 4:11:25 AM PDT by karpov
The impeachment process is barely underway and already some constitutional norms are being trampled without a note of media notice or political concern. To wit, can a whistleblower inside the intelligence bureaucracy override a Presidents right to executive privilege merely with an accusation?
That seems to be the default view among Democrats and the press as they luxuriate in news about Donald Trumps conversations with foreign leaders. First it was the call with Ukraines President. Then on Monday the leak was what Mr. Trump told Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Now Democrats want to see the transcripts of other phone calls with other leaders.
This is a coverup, declared Nancy Pelosi last week, but if thats true it is the most incompetent coverup in presidential history. Mr. Trump cant seem to have any conversation that doesnt leak, in part or whole, or that cant be demanded by Congress as if everyone in the executive branch works for the House Speaker. Mr. Trump has released the Ukraine transcript and the whistleblower complaint, and hes still accused of a coverup.
Last weeks inquisition of acting director of national intelligence Joseph Maguire by House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff captures the prevailing disdain for the separation of powers when Mr. Trump is the political target. Mr. Maguire, who has an impeccable reputation, had received the whistleblower complaint as part of his duties. He then acted responsibly by seeking legal advice about whether the document was subject to executive privilege.
Mr. Schiff berated him for even waiting to turn the document over to Congress: At any time over the last month that you held this complaint, did the White House assert executive privilege?
(Excerpt) Read more at wsj.com ...
Spox for House Intel Committee Chair Schiff acknowledged that the whistleblower who triggered
impeachment had (cough) reached out to Schiff BEFORE filing a complaint
SPIT- SURE he did. AFTER Schiff called around asking for dirt on Trump.
Come on......its next to impossible to believe a Deep State insider with six-figure govt job comes on bended knee in obeisance to Schiff for help
.....and that benevolent Schiff helped him write the complaint.
ASAP-Trumps apparat needs to subpoena Schiffs email, landline records, snail mail, etc, to find out who Schiff has been talking to.
Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Central Intelligence Agency
Defense Intelligence Agency
Department of Defense
Department of Energy
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Justice
Department of State
Department of Treasury
Drug Enforcement Administration
Federal Bureau of Investigation
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
National Reconnaissance Office
National Security Agency
Office of Naval Intelligence
Twenty-Fifth Air Force
United States Army Intelligence and Security Command
United States Coast Guard Intelligence
Marine Corps Intelligence Activity
Screwball Schiff reading from “Democraps’ Impeachment Playbook” warns that resistance to Congress
demands counts as evidence of obstruction of justice, and warrants another impeachment charge.
Balderdash ..... pushback is NOT obstruction. Trump has a constitutional right to defend himself.
Stomping on Trump’s civil rights ..... trying to use pushback for impeachment.....only suggests they’re out of options.
Another internet post put the name Sue Gordon and the word whistleblower together. She apparently was a CIA operative passed over by Trump to be Director of Intel. Just an allegation at this point.
The Left’s starting point is that Trump is an illegitimate president because the 2016 election didn’t turn out the way the Democrats wanted it.
Since he is an illegitimate president, he has no executive privilege, everything he does is wrong, and every act is an impeachable act.
It’s really very simple.
You may have seen my post. I saw someone else post the name Sue Gordon and repeated dit with the disclaimer I had no knowledge whatsoever. But it does line up. She left with Coates. Resigned Aug. 9th.
So to the crazy Left Hillary REALLY won the election because they cheated so much and thought they had everything wrapped in a nice bow? Is that it? They are ALL *DELUSIONAL, every last one. They havr yet to ALLOW him to really be President. They are despicable and.desperate
*They should have known better just seeing his rallies.
Not their President because they are not Americans.
iirc, isn’t schiff a former Clown??
didn’t he meet with Glenn Simpson at some place “off the path” like LV or AZ or Colorado????
whazzup with this??
is this WB just another C_A Op?
iirc, isnt schiff a former Clown??
didnt he meet with Glenn Simpson at some place off the path like LV or AZ or Colorado????
whazzup with this??
From what i’ve read, yes.
Coates and Gordon officially left work Sept. 15. She resigned when she found out she was not going to take over Coates’ position as DNI or whatever it’s called.
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