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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.

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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.

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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. I’m glad you brought that up again…in another hot mike comment by Biden about Obamacare…”this us a big f#$&%*g deal.

  2. Totally agree with all you said!

  3. Every last crime needs to be brought to light and perpetrators need to be punished. If they are treated as being above the law, then there are essentially no laws. Failure to enforce laws means no laws.

  4. I’m tired about this kind of people and the fakes news they make against the President of the United States Donald Trump. For this same reason I will vote and stand with the President Trump. And I will make my own campaign to his favor.

  5. Joe Biden is a corrupt liar. His public comments on this subject of his son’s business dealings already prove his deception and his intention to keep the truth from the American people.

  6. In all likelyhood the alledged whistleblower is obviously a neverTrumper who just wants to raise fake news again. Continual series of fake news impeach Trump statements !!!!!!

  7. Wouldn’t bother me a bit if Trump HAD asked the Ukrainian leader to investigate the Biden’s! Someone needs to, and our own Media is too biased for anyone but Liberal Lefties to believe! Besides, I’m sure they already know “the truth” about it!

  8. LETS NIT FORGET OBAMAS HIT MIC PROMISE TO A RUSSIAN WHER HE SAID HE’D HAVE MORE FLEXIBILITY AFTER THE ELECTION!!!!
    Flexibility to do what I wonder??
    Lets investigate that, and why hasnt Obama been brought in?
    And as far as bringing any of these devils under oath, what a joke!!
    It means nothing to them, they are all complete evil and wicked liars, incapable of telling the truth.
    Their consciences have been seared with a hot iron.

  9. The point you make is so important that the corrupt MSM avoids the possibility like a dreaded disease. If there are many American people feeling frustrated by even the mention of Washington, DC it is because honest, truthful, folks can’t fathom the fact that the U.S. Government, District of Columbia, USA, needs a giant flush-out. And, that is sad! The Soviet Union, A.K.A. Russia, runs its personnel through a no-trust
    system which makes examples of subordinates and office personnel, who know only too well the penalties for covert informers placed within operations to gather/report ALL activities, including phone conversations of their leaders. That has been the Russian method to demonstrate why care is extremely necessary.
    As a kid, during WW2, I recall signs posted everywhere in the U.S.A.. worded “A slip of the lip can sink a ship!”
    That was not to be taken lightly, it was reinforced by the F.B.I, which in those days was impenetrable to types who misunderstood the caution “Button your lip!” The country was not in any position to excuse such trespasses, we were at a war for survival of freedom. We still are, and anyone in or near political leaders must be under absolute surveillance. Unfortunately, it must be an “absolute”, with any infraction meaning very serious results for offenders.

  10. If McCabe’s lawyer say investigation of him is a waste of federal resources than the Mueller fiasco would qualify for more than a waste of 40 million taxpayer dollars.

  11. Donald J Trump please keep draining the swamp. These swamp creatures are growing they have already taken over one party, and half of the Republican party.

  12. Lindsey Graham, it’s time for all the dirty players to officially be questioned under oath, from Clinton, Obama, Biden etc. We the people have HAD ENOUGH from the Dems. Start the precedings ASAP…

  13. I so agree when you Randall

  14. There goes touchy feely Uncle Joe, he’s a moving kinda slow at the Junction … PETTICOAT JUNCTION.

  15. Thanks to the demoncrats as they continue to make it easier and easier to get President Trump re-elected. Not one of them has a snow balls chance in hell of winning in 2020 or beyond if they continue to dish out this BS. Hey demoncrats, just keep digging that hole you’re all about to fall in, deeper.

  16. They know the truth already. The Demowits all lie, cheat and steal. So what Biden did doesn’t surprise any of the Dems. Bribery is how they made their millions.

  17. Yes and the Devil’s name is Soro’s.

  18. The supposed whistle blower was just parroting something that they think they heard. Second handed information is not used. Also it is said by the Acting Director of the NIC that it did NOT meet the parameters for a whistle blower complaint. And if it does not meet the parameters of the whistle blowers guidelines and judged as such it does not have to go to congress.

  19. The non whistle guy has lied to promote MSM to embarrass themselves once again. So pathetic but I see MSM collapsing from weight of its mounting evil. Go Trump!!

  20. The witch hunt is going to continue until our President leaves office in 2024. He is such a good president that his haters, the fake news, the liberal socialists democrats ,etc don’t find something else of importance to write about but President Trump . If they don’t write or talk about President Trump, they don’t sell anything.

  21. I agree with you completely! Time to turn this around, stop this madness, and start legal proceedings against these dirty democrats! THE TIME IS NOW!!!

  22. So very well put Mr. Lee! Even in Vietnam, we had to be so very careful of the things we said (pertaining to ops.). The term “loose lips sink ships” was widely used on the Teams.

  23. Let me just start by saying that President Trump is truly one of the sharpest men on the planet! We are SO lucky that he decided to run for office! He means what he says and he’s as sharp as a razor blade. You screw with him, you WILL get cut and not even feel it until the “Swamp is drained”. This man means what he says, He will make America great again. So democrats, stop fighting him, sit back and enjoy the next four years. If you’re smart, you might make some money! Take this time to drain your disgusting swamp and build a new, realistic Democratic Party. You have about four and a half years to accomplish this task. You will lose in 2020 because Trump is “The Man” and he needs another term to complete his promises. We American Patriots will see to that! I wish you luck in 2024.

  24. The democratic party along with their parrots are deepening their grave. We compare them to the Presidents comments “shit hole countries “, Attorneys in Congress that lack knowledge of the law of the land. Shameless crooked politicians seeking to destroy our President that’s disrupting their crooked activities. The road runners of the comics failing again and again and again. Should join the President for the country to win Bigger. Hector j Garcia, Miami, Fl

  25. Not so, ask Mitch Romney for an answer

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