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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. Maybe this was a plant to set up the media and expose the Biden corruption in Ukraine. Biden bragged about black-mailing the Ukrainian government to fire a prosecutor. What Biden did NOT reveal is that he forced the Ukraine government to fire the prosecutor who was investigating his son for corruption. Biden is finished, this will blow up and even the fake media won’t be able to hide this.

  2. Bye Bye Biden… now there is going to be nothing left against Trump except pure Communists… this just sealed 2020.

  3. They’re working for the Devil…

  4. When it comes to get getting rid of Trump, the Dem’s new motto is, “Anything goes!”, even if it destroys their credibility and our country… What’s a little collateral damage along the way…

  5. Tht Deep State secret agent spies must be held accountable for conspiracy and treason

  6. Well said, Maxine! So sick of these self-righteous & traitorous Demonrats shoveling their socialist crap down the throats of the American people!

  7. What is the whistle blower was Pres. Trump?

  8. Your so right Hamilton
    All the left shows since the beginning of his candidacy is their desperation of trying to remain in control and power at any cost including destroying anyone who gets in their way.
    God willing when all is said and done they will all be seen as the treasonous left that they are.
    I believe in the end potus wins second term by a landslide because main stream America is not as ignorant as MSM thinks. Not to mention their is not one Democratic candidate that can stand on the same stage as Trump and convince Americans that they are a better and more qualified choice given what he has done for America despite their attempts at sabotaging him in any way they can. I could go on and on but no need to.
    Hamilton you said it best. I do believe that if journalists start doing the right thing and stop their political agenda President Trump will go down in history as one of the greatest presidents in history along side the likes of Washington and Lincoln, maybe even putting his likeness next to the others on Mount Rushmore!! MAGA 2020!! God Bless America!!!

  9. There’s a good possibility the so called ‘whistleblower’ doesn’t exist and is more lies made up by the Demorats!

  10. It’s called “DEFLECTION” by the DUMPOCRAPS to keep their own dirty laundry from seeing daylight, and it will NEVER stop as long as DJT remains in office. This country now reminds me of Eastern Europe under communist control until the populace finally wised up and tossed the bastards out!!

  11. I would think it would be part of a President’s job, to talk to other world leaders. I’d love to know the truth about the Biden allegations, which have been in the news for sometime, re: Ukraine and China. From what I’ve read, it seems Biden’s son has been a problem for sometime, and one wonders how he was in the job he supposedly had, with no experience in the field of work at all. How did he get the job? Was it with our gov’t leader’s recommendation? You’d think someone with the son’s reported history, he wouldn’t qualify. Just my opinion.

  12. Gregg, I agree completely ! President Trump, his administration, his base, and anyone else with a half functioning brain, Already know that this kind of BS, with the constant character damnation, lies, along with their hisprocy, would continue to gain momentum as the 2020 election nears. The anti Trump wannabe socialist liberals, along with the Democrats, and most disturbing the fools within the majority of the media, will continue their hateful rhetoric towards our duly elected President, and (ATTEMPT) to force their wrath of dishonesty on anyone weak minded enough to listen. I anticipate and look forward to the days of reckoning being painful with their mob like behavior finally being irrefutably exposed.

  13. To be honest I’m really getting tired of all this investigations whistleblowing spies in the White House. Can’t take much more of this this is getting really really out of hand.

  14. Funny that demwites are more concerned about trump asking the question than finding out if it is true?

  15. Liberals have voted for uneducated…revolutionary…seditious…anti-American…hateful…deranged members of Congress who have created a RED ant hill of insane enemies of the people and it’s time they were outed. The evidence is there…not against Trump but against the Liberal..tyrannical party of sedition…violence…chaos…and treason it’s time to stop the insanity…defend our country and be prepared to put them out of office and into prison????????????????????????

  16. Obama is still active in trying to change this country. His group including Jarret work out of his new home in DC
    They won’t give up!

  17. Absolutely…the left is all about L words…lies at the top of the list

  18. Agree. That was my first thought when the story broke. I also wondered if the Democrats put the wheels into motion since they’re not getting traction from the Russian hoax.

  19. Hopefully we currently have ongoing investigations that are packed with evidence of collusion…corruption…conspiracy…interference in an election…use of our FBI for spying on President Trump and too many crimes to researchers by the liberals right here in Congress…the deep state and the Former Obama Administration…Clinton is in my opinion an international criminal and traitor to our country…it is an insult that both Obama and Clinton are now rich celebrities…assaulting our Constitution and conservative American citizens…

  20. The media is a phony entity…they are extensions of the Democrat Party and guilty of collusion and seditious activities…

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

  22. Totally agree with all you said!

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

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