On the same day that Pelosi and Schiff stood before cameras, promising to be more than fair to President Trump, we find out they haven’t been entirely forthcoming with the American public about their role.
Do you buy the official account of what they were really up to?
Or does this so-called whistleblower look an awful lot like Feinstein’s carefully orchestrated hit in the Kavanaugh hearings?
Schiff lied when he was asked if he had spoken to the whistleblower.
“We have not spoken directly with the whistleblower.” pic.twitter.com/A4XwpDAaDg
— Mike (@Doranimated) October 2, 2019
The Democratic head of the House Intelligence Committee, Representative Adam B. Schiff of California, learned about the outlines of a C.I.A. officer’s concerns that President Trump had abused his power days before the officer filed a whistle-blower complaint, according to a spokesman and current and former American officials.
The early account by the future whistle-blower shows how determined he was to make known his allegations that Mr. Trump asked Ukraine’s government to interfere on his behalf in the 2020 election. It also explains how Mr. Schiff knew to press for the complaint when the Trump administration initially blocked lawmakers from seeing it.
Before going to Congress, the C.I.A. officer had a colleague convey his accusations to the agency’s top lawyer. Concerned about how that avenue for airing his allegations was unfolding, the officer then approached a House Intelligence Committee aide, alerting him to the accusation against Mr. Trump. In both cases, the original accusation was vague.
The House staff member, following the committee’s procedures, suggested the officer find a lawyer to advise him and file a whistle-blower complaint. The aide shared some of what the officer conveyed to Mr. Schiff. The aide did not share the whistle-blower’s identity with Mr. Schiff or anyone else, an official said.
But that doesn’t seem to be the case.
Mr. Schiff’s aides followed procedures involving the C.I.A. officer’s accusations, Mr. Boland said. They referred the C.I.A. officer to the inspector general for the intelligence community, Michael Atkinson, and advised him to seek legal counsel.
Mr. Schiff never saw the full complaint or knew precisely what the whistle-blower would deliver to Mr. Atkinson, Mr. Boland said.
“At no point did the committee review or receive the complaint in advance,” he said. He said the committee received the complaint the night before releasing it publicly last week and noted that came three weeks after the administration was legally mandated to turn it over to Congress. The director of national intelligence, Joseph Maguire, acting on the advice of his top lawyer and the Justice Department, had blocked Mr. Atkinson from turning over the complaint sooner.
Source: New York Times
At no point, did they receive it in advance, eh?
It makes this tweet by Schiff seem really sketchy, especially when the complaint by the whistleblower was dated August 12.
Trump is withholding vital military aid to Ukraine, while his personal lawyer seeks help from the Ukraine government to investigate his political opponent.
It doesn’t take a stable genius to see the magnitude of this conflict.
Or how destructive it is to our national security. https://t.co/X4yhTS2q1Z
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) August 29, 2019
Just how well does that square with Nancy Pelosi’s little ‘slip’ in her 60 Minutes interview? The one where she accidentally admitted knowledge of the conversation BEFORE it was even released? What Did Pelosi Know, And When Did She Know It?
Statement from House Intelligence Committee ranking Republican Devin Nunes: pic.twitter.com/1ZYuuxZz7y
— Byron York (@ByronYork) October 2, 2019
The statement by Rep. Devin Nunes reads, “We learn from the press today that Chairman Schiff had prior knowledge and involvement in the whistleblower complaint. He withheld this information from the American people and even from the Intelligence Committee. In light of this news, it’s hard to view impeachment as anything aside from an orchestrated farce.”
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