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Wed Oct 2, 2019, 02:03 PM

Schiff, House Intel Chairman, Got Early Warning of Whistle-Blower's Accusations

Schiff, House Intel Chairman, Got Early Warning of Whistle-Blower’s Accusations

By Julian E. Barnes, Michael S. Schmidt and Matthew Rosenberg

Oct. 2, 2019, 1:53 p.m. ET

WASHINGTON — 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.

More: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/02/us/politics/adam-schiff-whistleblower.html

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Wed Oct 2, 2019, 02:13 PM

1. Meaning what exactly?

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Response to triron (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 2, 2019, 02:16 PM

2. Looking at the writers, I'm guessing this will be used as spin.

What do you think?

I've read this is common and this whistle-blower isn't the only one.

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Response to MelissaB (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 2, 2019, 03:02 PM

3. Looks like my guess was right.

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Response to MelissaB (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 2, 2019, 03:03 PM

4. I called it. Do I get a cookie?

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Response to MelissaB (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 2, 2019, 03:05 PM

5. From Trump peeps

Ronna



Parscale



Amazing how fast they ran with it, right?

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Response to MelissaB (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 2, 2019, 04:44 PM

6. And POTUS and OAN

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