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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.

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  1. Mr. Duro: Of course, the President brings the Affairs of State, before the Congress, but we know what happens from that point on. The Democrats were once an American political Party, today it is manipulated by Socialists seeking to nullify the U.S. Constitution, and the constitutional government which is necessary to lawfully enforce our Constitution. The Socialists live by lies, leaks, character assassination, and promises to the people, but never kept.

  2. They are suppose to but they will just make up more bs as before but I don’t think they will so soon because now the FISA Court knows they played them for F????LS before with the fake Russia collusion, that these idiots won’t try it again so soon.,

  3. President Trump’s team is literally cooking the DeepState, one slimy critter at a time. LEGALLY. Thank you, People of America, for your patience with the work our great President is doing! Let the pot simmer before opening it to check the stew. Trust the VERY best ‘chefs’ on the planet, all orchestrated by our Maestro Chef, Donald John Trump! (sorry for the mixed metaphors! ????)

  4. The saddest part of this story so far is that the small-minded drivel above is the best fake news @realdonaldtrump could find in the entirey of the vast expanse that is interwebs ???? #g**helpusall

  5. 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.
    What else is there to say. Unless the Dems decide to change the laws for their benefit again.

  6. CNN reported that the whistle blower’s info is hearsay…he wasn’t there.
    Horns of a dilemma…when to believe CNN ?

  7. TELL’em Hamilton ! ????

  8. Why is it wrong for President Trump to do his job as the POTUS to communicate with foreign leaders just like every other previous POTUS has done throughout America’s history including the fraud POTUS Kenyan BHO? How about BHO colluding with Iran?? Oh I forget they are liberals so they can do as they please right?? They can break the law, lie, steal tax dollars or whatever they want but not any Republican, Independent, Conservative or Tea Party POTUS right?? Oh but the D£m0nC????s think there is never suppose to be any other POTUS but a D£m0nC???? in office. This spy needs to be identified and prosecuted along with whom ever put him/her up to spying. You can bet Shitty Schiff had his dirty hands all over it too.

  9. Absolutely agree 100%!

  10. The only reason the demwites don’t want to know about Biden is they don’t want to know the truth.

  11. Agree 100%!

  12. Agree.

  13. They are suppose to but they will just make up more bs as before but I don’t think they will so soon because now the FISA Court knows they played them for F????LS before with the fake Russia collusion, that these idiots won’t try it again so soon.,

  14. The saddest part of this story so far is that the small-minded drivel above is the best fake news @realdonaldtrump could find in the entirey of the vast expanse that is interwebs ???? #g**helpusall

  15. CNN reported that the whistle blower’s info is hearsay…he wasn’t there.
    Horns of a dilemma…when to believe CNN ?

  16. Agree 100%

  17. And a big AMEN to that!!
    God has got this!!

  18. the Democrats need to just leave this President alone and let him do the job that we elected him to do they are so afraid that he is going to uncover and unmasked all of the corruption that they have been up to over the past few years and they are just afraid that they are about to go to jail

  19. If they do not get Trump off the stage by 2020, many Congressional Democrats, FBI & CIA personnel – even this “whistle blower” – will all probably be doing the perp walk.
    The next question is: who leaked the whistleblower’s allegation if not the whistleblower?

  20. President Trump is playing the democommie propaganda outlets like a fine tuned Stradivarius!

  21. The Oposers say our President was effecting the election process…true or false

  22. Drain the swamp… Biden is dirty. MAGA

  23. The DemoRats are off on another lying hoax – anything to take Pres. Trump down It has been lie after lie since he announced his run in 2015. There will be even more before the 2020 election.

  24. Personal data ???? there’s no way if you have any type of mobile phone that information is not being collected on you. Your every breath. Even Snowden says he takes his apart and disabled ???? and a couple of other parts. Yet still even off it collects data. So in this world a secure room for any President with the devises tech has today a hard thing. Now people wow liars, bribes, zero morals and ethics in the media, deep state, and someone coming out at this late date is ridiculous. If anyone believes or supports this there morons liars and need to cast out. It’s so late in the game they would of come out long ago.

  25. Oh great, now the clueless, frightened Dems have another false narrative to gnash their teeth over and waste millions of dollars in tax payer money… And oh how quickly they forgot how Obama, on that hot mic moment, promised Medvedev that he would be able to do more for Putin once he was re elected… Do more what?? The dems never investigated that, but then why should they, Obama was their darling.

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