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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. 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 !!!!!!

  2. 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!

  3. Agree 100%

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

  5. 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

  6. 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?

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

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

  9. Drain the swamp… Biden is dirty. MAGA

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

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

  16. They’re working for the Devil…

  17. 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…

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

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

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

  21. 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!!!

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

  23. 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!!

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

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