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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. Poor uncle Joe open his mouth today and can’t remember it next week. Crooked as they come, all of them should be put on a sinking ship on its way to nowhere

  2. Congress is pathetic……….

  3. “…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.
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    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….”

    How would an “inferior federal employee” have have access to the kind of listening devices needed to eavesdrop in on the phone conversations of the president?

    I would think a former high ranking intelligence official might have access to that sort of equipment, someone like…oh…say… John Brennan?

    But Brennan wouldn’t be able to “whistleblow” anything without showing his hand, so might just pass the *disinformation* to some Leftist low rank “inferior” fed employee and let him/her make take the risks.

    I believe that in the spook world, that sort of thing is called a cut-out.

  4. Ditto what Melanie Harless is demanding. We The People are fed up with the resist/impeach one-trick ponies in the DC swamp!

    For the love of all that is good and right for our country, stop these freedom-hating, anti-Constitution, DC swamp dwellers.

  5. WHEN? When is the JD coming forward on who set up the whole Mueller Russia Scam ? Weekly now they the Demos come up with some type of attack on the President never ending and they must be using their Hollyweird group to put forth these scams of Russia and now the Ukraine and oh okay what Bidens son did and made $50,000 a month . Could Joe Blows son dot the same and how the VP was the go between and then what was made with China ? The SWAMP keeps on flowing and they are not giving up and want us the VOTERS to be stupid and not see what is going on so they can come back and continue the NAFTA deals that took our jobs overseas per Demos not Republicans. We let in millions of immigrants to work low wages as seen here in Georgia for years WHY? Unions beware of what they offer you per they are the group who took those $30 jobs away in the 90 and others followed and why China is where they are today? We gave this to them and still paid high tariffs how stupid.

  6. when joe biden bragged about getting rid of the prosecuter who was investigating his son [obstruction of justice/bribery] he was so used to doing corrupt things he didnt realize his mistake .like a shop lifter who gets away so often then he gets careless and gets busted .and because he knew he has the corrupt media and dem party and some corrupt justice dept people behind him its ok to wheel and deal.quid pro joe

  7. I think this whole thing, and I read it all, is just what it takes to show how ignorant and stupid all the democrats and Ms. Nancy P. are. They are so afraid of President Trump they are about to go absolutely mad.

  8. You are right on.

  9. Go mad? They arrived there 3 years ago.

  10. WhINO: Whistleblower In Name Only.

  11. IDEA: Require that all news sources, politicians and bureaucrats be required to be sworn in under penalty of perjury before making any statement, or producing any “news” article.

  12. For the life of me I can not understand how the press is so willfully blind to this grafter biden family. It’s like being a D卐M☭CRAT apparatchik gives one a pass on prosecution from being DUI and drowning a woman to high crimes and treason. Trump simply needs to abolish a bunch of these redundant alphabet agencies and really stir up the swamp.

  13. 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.

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

  15. 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

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

  17. 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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