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The latest media mass hysteria over a whistleblower’s complaint that, according to FoxNews.com “reportedly involved allegations President Trump made a troubling and unspecified ‘promise’ to a foreign leader,” is based on precious little information.  That has not stopped journalists from convicting Trump in the court of public opinion and predicting his imminent demise.

Who exactly is this unidentified “whistleblower”?  What is the specific nature of his or her “urgent concern” complaint against the president?  Does this complaint really qualify under the Intelligence Community Whistleblower Protection Act (ICWPA)?  These are just a few of the most fundamental questions that remain largely unknown.

Despite the paucity of facts, some reasonable observations and conclusions can be drawn:

1.     It appears that an American spy in one of our intelligence agencies may have been spying on our own president.  The complaint suggests that this intel agent was secretly listening in on Trump’s conversation with a foreign leader.  Was this person officially asked to listen to the conversation or was he or she secretly listening in?  We don’t know.

2.     This agent, who is an unelected and inferior federal employee in the government hierarchy, apparently believes that it is his/her job to second-guess the motivation behind the words of the elected president, who is the most superior officer in the U.S. government.

3.     Article II of the Constitution gives the president sweeping power to conduct foreign affairs, negotiate with leaders of other nations, make demands or offer promises.  The Constitution does not grant the power of review, approval or disapproval to spies or other unelected officials in the executive branch.

4.     The ICWPA law defines the parameters of an “urgent concern” complaint as an abuse or violation of law “relating to the funding, administration, or operations of an intelligence activity involving classified information, but does not include differences of opinions concerning public policy matters.”  The president’s conversation with a foreign leader does not seem to fall under this whistleblower definition.

5.     It appears the acting Director of National Intelligence (DNI) agrees with this assessment.  His agency’s general counsel wrote a letter stating the complaint did not meet the ICWPA definition because it involved conduct “from someone outside the intel community and did not relate to intelligence activity”, according to a report by Fox News.  This is why the DNI refused to forward the complaint to congress.

To put this in plain language, a spy who spied on the president does not have a legitimate whistleblower complaint against that president under the law…

To put this in plain language, a spy who allegedly spied on the president does not have a legitimate whistleblower complaint against that president under the law.  The ICWPA is a mechanism to report alleged misconduct by members within the intelligence community, of which the president is not.  Yes, the alphabet soup of intel agencies ultimately report to the president, but that does not make Trump a member of that community and subject to its rules of conduct.

So, it turns out that the “whistleblower” may not be a whistleblower at all.  But you will not hear that from the mainstream media.  They are too busy lighting their own hair on fire.

234 Comments

  1. Glad to see he’s got your vote. Which country do you live in by the way?

  2. The reason the Democrats and the Main Stream Media are persures of a special agenda is because there is a tree of many that are under secret powers that want more control. The top of a dozen says something at it gets to many obedient corporations. This is why all the democratic candidates use the same keyword expression. Some are Republicans such as Paul Ryan, who as you will see, try to turn Fox News around. He faught the Republicans, but no one could see it. Samuel Louis Dael

  3. President Trump is a great cheese player. The best thing, it does not bother him, he enjoys to move his pieces, he know he has a lot of power, look when he goes to campaign for some one, they always win, he is like a fox. He is not politic correct, but I love that in him, he is not phony.

  4. Glad to see he’s got your vote. Which country do you live in by the way?

  5. The reason the Democrats and the Main Stream Media are persures of a special agenda is because there is a tree of many that are under secret powers that want more control. The top of a dozen says something at it gets to many obedient corporations. This is why all the democratic candidates use the same keyword expression. Some are Republicans such as Paul Ryan, who as you will see, try to turn Fox News around. He faught the Republicans, but no one could see it. Samuel Louis Dael

  6. to be honest, cia has no jurisdiction on US soil

  7. Gina Haskell at CIA is a holdover with backing from Brennan and COATES. WHY IS SHE SO QUIET/. Why were the rules changed? This is still a Deep State operation! This so called whistle blower Was a set up. Lawyers are top Dem Lawyers. No first hand knowledge. Something is very wrong here! SHOCK.

  8. to be honest, cia has no jurisdiction on US soil

  9. Gina Haskell at CIA is a holdover with backing from Brennan and COATES. WHY IS SHE SO QUIET/. Why were the rules changed? This is still a Deep State operation! This so called whistle blower Was a set up. Lawyers are top Dem Lawyers. No first hand knowledge. Something is very wrong here! SHOCK.

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