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  1. WOW! This is the news let's take it as scripture. Ha ha Ha ha ha

  2. Rudy Giuliani we're going to get you a cell right next to Paul manager's cell.

  3. Trump ain't my president ain't been my president ain't going to be my president and put this m********* in jail.

  4. "Intelligence Community Secretly Eliminated Requirement Whistleblowers Have Direct Knowledge of Alleged Wrongdoing"
    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/09/28/report-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.
    https://thefederalist.com/2019/09/27/intel-community-secretly-gutted-requirement-of-first-hand-whistleblower-knowledge/

    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.”

  5. "Intelligence Community Secretly Eliminated Requirement Whistleblowers Have Direct Knowledge of Alleged Wrongdoing"
    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/09/28/report-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.
    https://thefederalist.com/2019/09/27/intel-community-secretly-gutted-requirement-of-first-hand-whistleblower-knowledge/

    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.”

  6. Donate to r n c Trump campaine. What ever you can afford. Help this great man

  7. IS DONALD TRUMP THE GREATEST, OR WHAT? TRUMP 2020

  8. Watching this while taking a dump. Politics makes me shit with ease. Not too hard not too soft. Just right.

  9. The rest of the World laughs at the USA and thinks "What a fucked up Nation. They can't even make a Ham Sandwich without slitting each others Throats". Fucking Clowns !!

  10. why didn't he just order killing Biden and cover up his own involvement?

  11. These f**** whistle-blowing assholes ain't nothing but a bunch of troublemaking dick heads cuz President Trump isn't a puppet on a string like the rest of them assholes you bunch of crooked f**** politicians been trying to get him out since the day he got voted in

  12. OMG ABC/George Stephanopolous! Do you EVER report the truth or even close to it. Who owns your soul? Does the end result ever justify every lie told? The propaganda spoon fed the America public is horrible and borders on treason. Subverting the will of the people has serious consequences. For whom in the NWO do you work? Soros? Try the truth once in a while.

  13. yall DemocRATS got catfished, ha!! TRUMP 2020!!

  14. In about 20 years Trump will be classified as the most unqualified And worse performing president that is disgraced our country.

    This time will be used as a lesson and he will be hated in the future.

    The future generation will find all this appalling and say we are sheep. Stiff neck and uneducated, biased and supporting poor decisions that are a threat to our own country (oil) that our own pride willingly helps to aid in our own destruction.

    I write saying this to make anybody mad. I can just see the future generation shaking their heads, this is a dark pitiful time for Americans. I've seen presidents get heated on TV but I haven't seen them get heated every day sometimes multiple times A-day. His followers picking up on his speech pattern how any little truth can be moved towards his favor. Therefore blinding them and making them sheep. Repeating everything he says, like brainwashing . Another observation his supporters become extremely aggressive when talking about the president as we're years before the aggression was not near as high when it came to discussing leaders. Every president usually shares something happy At least once or twice a month you hear something positive and makes you smile even if you didn't like that president there was something everybody could get in on often during their presidency. I haven't seen any new source of president doing what other presidents have done so many times during their presidency. His wife is no where to be found they don't do anything with children and the community the only time you see him doing something outside the White House he is golfing. There is no happy with this president. Every day for the past 4 years Hiim yelling and people fighting it's been nothing but a constant fight for 4 years for everyone. His supporters and non supporters this man has made our country miserable. During his presidency it's all been hatered and fighting. We he whole world is laughing at us. And 20 years will be ashamed of us.

    Either way those who read this will remember my thought on How the outside world would view us as we are today. Disgraceful or not this is history in the making. People will remember this time for hundreds of years. But instead of it being a momentous time in our history, like a Hoover dam or the Panama canal and even our 1st steps on the moon. The important history point in time that we are now Making has no signs of being glorious in fact the merit of how things have been conducted speaks the opposit of glory.

  15. Good for the whistle blowers.

    When I was a monitor for the school district I would tell kids to tattletale. It keeps them save.

    I addressed every to concern. I would I would utilize all information I had received over the concern and then proceed from there what would be the best decision to ensure the children safet, because that's my job.

    When I was young whistle blowing our tattle taling was looked down. Often addressed with dismissal and scolding. So I had to make a decision. Ask for help and get punished or I saw the problem myself, then get punished. The latter was much more favorable to me because that meant the bullying would stop. I didn't wanna fight these kids I didn't wanna hurt them but I sure as h*** got tired of them hitting me and me not retaliating in hopes that the teachers would step in. I never lost a fight not even to the boys. Maybe was because they didn't expect me to retaliate, they never saw it coming and I never got in trouble for beating the crab out of other children who had been physically violent to me. I felt terrible I didn't want to fight these kids, It was always a last resort and the physical abuse had been going on for months, then when the bullies started attacking other kids, that's when I decided to put an end to it.
    I was a pretty dam brave 7 year old.

    I felt as a child that what I had to go through, which was traumatizing, was ridiculous when I had supervision And could have been protected from the abuse and not suffer from childhood trauma on the playground. So when it was my turn to care for children I encouraged them to come to me with every concern. And I corrected every child who would yell out tattletale and educate them why it was important. I rather take the time make sure they're safe. A person saying claiming to not like tateltails is person who doesn't give a crab.

    A whistleblower is a patient brave person putting up with something that they see as wrong. While they are taking the correct steps to address the matter, suffering from the at the same time. If they wanted to take care than themselves they would have. So they're doing the right thing by going to the person in charge about the concern.

    For people chastise a whistleblowers, they are more likely bullys and cowards, because the truth is something they don't want to see or have others believe because of their selfishness. Tattletales don't like to gamble when it comes to whistle blowing. They just want something taken care of that is concerning to them so why would they lie? Whistleblowers are only called liars because they do have the truth and the bullies rather keep their secrets and label a honest person a liar.

    Good for the whistle blower because they are doing their job and being a Patriot making sure America is safe that's a patriots job.

    Chastising the whistle blower and making fun of them is exactly what happens in Domestics assaults. A destructive practiss, when people make fun of the whistle blower try to get them to shut up so why are people chastising this whistleblower.

  16. 🤬 !!!!! FUCK DONALD TRUMP !!!!! 🤬

  17. The transcript is a BIGGER nothingburger than Trump/Russia collusion.
    The lesson to be learned is that the Demcorats will do anything to
    regain power.

  18. Trump was elected to ‘Drain The Swamp’! Biden is the ‘slime’ you will find in that swamp!
    “I’m sorry to all of you ‘PEDOPHILES’ that are SUPPORTING BIDEN!”
    But ‘YOUR’ GOVERNMENT PUSSIES LIKE THE FBI AND THE CIA DON’T WANNA ARREST A ‘FELLOW PEDOPHILE’!!!
    It has to be ‘outsourced’!
    Gee, they should HOPE AND PRAY THAT TRUMP’S HELP GETS THEM INSTEAD OF SOME ‘HOOLIGANS’ HELLBENT ON JUSTICE!

  19. “The ‘whistle blower’ is a CIA OPERATIVE!”
    That means “THE ENEMY!”

  20. Okay Dakota give a little it's all about. L.I.F.E SMILE THE WORLD WILL NEVER STOP TURNING…..🎗💜💋🌈😍

  21. This is Will Smith wife on thumbnail.

  22. Weird thumbnail. Black lady scream out window

  23. trump is fucking up the country

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