Skip to comments.Intelligence Community’s Inspector General Is the Link Between FISAgate and Impeachment
Posted on 01/10/2020 9:05:47 AM PST by bitt
As impeachment remains stalled for now, Democrats in the House of Representatives still refuse to release the closed-door testimony of a key witness in the concocted drama: Michael Atkinson, the inspector general for the intelligence community.
Atkinson, you may recall, launched the impeachment saga when he determined that the accusations by the whistleblower about Trumps phone call with the Ukrainian president last summer were so alarming as to deem the complaint a matter of urgent concern. (It wasnt.)
Atkinson sent two letters to the House Intelligence Committee demanding immediate attention to the bogus complaint.
I have not been authorized to disclose . . . basic information to you, in addition to the important information provided by the Complainant that is also being kept from the congressional intelligence committees, Atkinson warned September 17, a week after the U.S. aid had been released to Ukraine.
As part of his impeachment charade, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) interviewed Atkinson in his secret lair; it is the only transcript out of 18 that Schiff wont make public.
Senators also met with Atkinson behind closed doors last year. But his conduct riled Senator Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), who sent a follow-up letter to Atkinson with several questions that Atkinson had refused to answer.
Your disappointing testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee on September 26 was evasive to the point of being insolent and obstructive, Cotton wrote on October 6. Cotton was specifically concerned about Atkinsons unwillingness to disclose his knowledge of the whistleblowers political bias.
Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), the ranking Republican member of the House Intelligence Committee, told Fox News this week that House Republicans are investigating Atkinson for his handling of the whistleblower complaint and possible coordination with Schiffs staff. More on that in a moment.
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So where is AG Barr?
So where is AG Barr?
Hes preparing a statement thanking and congratulating Huber for the thorough job he did investigating Hillary and finding nothing. He should copy and paste the remarks he made when the praised Wray.
So where is AG Barr?
Practicing his bagpipes.
... so alarming as to deem the complaint a matter of "urgent concern."
"Urgent concern" is a term or art in the ICIG statute. It has little to do with being alarming.
In this paragraph, the term "urgent concern" means any of the following:
(i) A serious or flagrant problem, abuse, violation of law or Executive order, or deficiency relating to the funding, administration, or operation of an intelligence activity within the responsibility and authority of the Director of National Intelligence involving classified information, but does not include differences of opinions concerning public policy matters.
(ii) A false statement to Congress, or a willful withholding from Congress, on an issue of material fact relating to the funding, administration, or operation of an intelligence activity.
(iii) An action, including a personnel action described in section 2302(a)(2)(A) of title 5, constituting reprisal or threat of reprisal prohibited under subsection (g)(3)(B) of this section in response to an employee's reporting an urgent concern in accordance with this paragraph.
Atkinson and others somehow came to the obviously false conclusion that POTUS conduct of foreign afairs is within the responsibility and authority of the Director of National Intelligence.
Heard he’s being investigated as I type for changing to whistle blower rules to accomodate the non-whistle blower whistle blower. But with Barr in charge he shouldn’t worry:-)
The Fix is still in.
PM me if you like on what happened to your Rosenstein thread.
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