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  1. The demons keep giving us more reason to vote Trump once more

  2. Only a Democratic run News station would not mention Hillary's private server, bypassing the White House, while at the same time saying Trump is using a private system for his phone calls, which is actually legal, unlike Hillary's treason

  3. "Intelligence Community Secretly Eliminated Requirement Whistleblowers Have Direct Knowledge of Alleged Wrongdoing"
    by Kristina Wong 28 Sept 2019
    The intelligence community between May 2018 and August 2019 secretly eliminated a requirement that whistleblowers provide direct, first-hand knowledge of alleged wrongdoings, according to a bombshell report on Friday by The Federalist.

    The report by The Federalist’s Sean Davis raises questions about the intelligence community’s role amid a whistleblower complaint submitted against President Trump in August 2019, alleging he acted improperly when asking the president of Ukraine to assist in investigations into the origins of the Russia collusion allegations and alleged wrongdoing by Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden.

    Davis’s report said a new whistleblower complaint form did not require potential whistleblowers who wish to have their concerns expedited to Congress to have direct, first-hand knowledge of the alleged wrongdoing they are reporting.

    The new version of the whistleblower complaint form allowed employees to file complaints even if they have zero direct knowledge of underlying evidence and only “heard about” wrongdoing from others, according to Davis’s report.

    According to Davis, a previous version of the whistleblower complaint form declared that any complaint must contain only first-hand knowledge of alleged wrongdoing and that complaints that provide only hearsay, rumor, or gossip would be rejected.

    The whistleblower complaint against Trump, which was filed August 12, 2010, alleged Trump broke the law during a phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky but acknowledged that the person making the complaint was “not a direct witness” to the wrongdoing he claimed Trump had committed.

    “The [Intelligence Community Inspector General] cannot transmit information via the [Intelligence Community Whistleblower Protection Act] based on an employee’s second-hand knowledge of wrongdoing,” the form had previously stated under the bolded heading “FIRST-HAND INFORMATION REQUIRED.” “This includes information received from another person, such as when an employee informs you that he/she witnessed some type of wrongdoing.”

    “If you think that wrongdoing took place, but can provide nothing more than second-hand or unsubstantiated assertions, [the Intelligence Community Inspector General] will not be able to process the complaint or information for submission as an ICWPA,” the previous form said.

    As Davis noted in his report:

    The Ukraine call complaint against Trump is riddled not with evidence directly witnessed by the complainant, but with repeated references to what anonymous officials allegedly told the complainant: “I have received information from multiple U.S. Government officials,” “officials have informed me,” “officials with direct knowledge of the call informed me,” “the White House officials who told me this information,” “I was told by White House officials,” “the officials I spoke with,” “I was told that a State Department official,” “I learned from multiple U.S. officials,” “One White House official described this act,” “Based on multiple readouts of these meetings recounted to me,” “I also learned from multiple U.S. officials,” “The U.S. officials characterized this meeting,” “multiple U.S. officials told me,” “I learned from U.S. officials,” “I also learned from a U.S. official,” “several U.S. officials told me,” “I heard from multiple U.S. officials,” and “multiple U.S. officials told me.”

    Davis added:

    The repeated references to information the so-called whistleblower never witnessed clearly run afoul of the original ICIG requirements for “urgent concern” submissions. The change to the ‘urgent concern’ submission form was first highlighted on Twitter by researcher Stephen McIntyre.

    The complaint filed against Trump, in addition to using second-hand sources, cites news articles as proof for many of the allegations.

    The complaint also makes a number of false accusations against Trump that have been debunked by the transcript the White House released of a call between Trump and Zelensky.

    For example, the complaint alleged Trump demanded that Ukraine physically return multiple servers potentially related to ongoing investigations of foreign interference in the 2016 elections, but such a request was not made.

    The complaint also falsely alleged that Trump told Zelensky that he should keep the current prosecutor general at the time, Yuriy Lutsenko, in his current position in the country, but Trump also did not make such a request.

    The Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel found the complaint to be deficient and not required to be submitted to Congress: “The complaint does not arise in connection with the operation of any U.S. government intelligence activity, and the alleged misconduct does not involve any member of the intelligence community. Rather, the complaint arises out of a confidential diplomatic communication between the President and a foreign leader that the intelligence-community complainant received secondhand. The question is whether such a complaint falls within the statutory definition of ‘urgent concern’ that the law requires the DNI to forward to the intelligence committees. We conclude that it does not.”

  4. How can someone be a whisleblower without 1st hand knowledge or being a witness to anything.?
    Funny how the whistleblower's lawyer is a Joe Biden donor. What a coincidence.
    BTW-Trump asking Ukraine to look into 2016 election meddling is no crime, but it certainly has the
    Dems running scared. After all, they were the ones who solicited and paid Ukraine for dirt on Trump.

  5. abc news, making up shit again
    “There’s no question the president didn’t do anything illegal or anything required to be reported or anything that was impeachable. … If this whistleblower really thought that something had been done wrong by the president, he could have gone to the Foreign Affairs Committees, to the defense committees, the government oversight committees, but he can’t go to the intelligence committee because it’s not an intelligence matter, but it had been made one so Adam Schiff could handle it.

  6. “It seems pretty clear to me that Adam Schiff and the Intelligence Committee Democrats knew about this. That makes me think that Democrat's attorneys with that committee were working with this person
    “Concerning the complaint, it looked like it was written by a team of attorneys. I was an intelligence analyst for 19 years. We don’t write that way. We see the very detailed legal footnotes to this. This, I think, was a setup job that included others, probably attorneys with the House Democrats Intelligence Committee.”

  7. 5th grader no dating policy good!

  8. So, just out of the blue, Ukraine called Jugliani for help. I'm not clear on WHY they called Rudolph or why they've never just randomly called me or anyone I know. I've always thought that Jugliani was an honest and honorable man, but maybe I was wrong.

  9. Of course their going to try and stop the President. It's to close to crooked ass biden. To close to hillary and the emails obama helped hide. Seth Rich died and his lap top disappeared because he was to close to the truth! Nothing but crickets from the media! The swap don't want any more known about that little situation. obama's records are sealed for a reason. But the media is silent about any of that or any of the corruption in the dnc.whats up with that?

  10. #SATANTRUMP and his pussy grabbing minions are going down

  11. Hey she's got her blanket out cause she's tired of this shit

  12. Trump take the coward's way out resign.

  13. Impeach the motherfuker please

  14. Nancy Pelosi is 100% rights and let's pray for Trump.
    Let's pray he gets the f*** out of that Oval Office.

  15. Just another day in the normal life of trump. This shitshow is off the rails.
    Trump's going to have a psychotic breakdown; he's already delusional.

  16. I think a swat team should go to the white house and pull trump out of the house and ask him ( Are you planing to kill anyone ? )

  17. DID YOU JUST SAY Biden was been cleared of any wrong doing? BITCH please ! its NOT over yet..and no one has cleared BIDEN of anything..and Nancy saying its about the constitution ! when the demo-rats have done every thing to disassemble the Constitution lets face facts… you SUCK ABC!

  18. What a waste of money..try again.. so you can unveil nothing after spending millions more ?. when are you going to do your DAMN jobs, like fix the real problems in america. we have real issues that need to be addressed.

  19. the 2 worst news casters ive ever seen

  20. Lee Stranahan: Hidden History Of The DNC Ukraine Collusion

  21. I love these daily recaps, but I hate how casual the body language of these anchors is!

  22. The orange tart is about to get his ass wooped teehee


    I seriously thought it was a SNL skit at that point…

  24. To the anchor with a huge blanket around herself. WTF. You must really think you a Queen or something. What happened to looking professional. As far as this impeachment crap goes. Make all those Democrats expose their dirty laundry. Democrats are just so innocent. Pellosi STFU. You babling bitch

  25. I have no idea what this whistleblower thing is or what kind of shit goes on on the news but ok.

  26. so now we call a cia agent that leaks to the paper with circular references (his own created reference) a whistle blower….LOL. Good news ABC…

  27. these guys present news like they don't give a shit

  28. ( WELL OILED MACHINE WHITE HOUSE BULLSHIT !!! under this ' SICK' administration….

  29. These 2 reporters act like they just woke up. The woman slurs her words together and what is that huge thing around her….her sheet???!! 👎👎

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