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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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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

  6. 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????????????????????????

  7. 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!

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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…

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

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

  13. Totally agree with all you said!

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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 !!!!!!

  18. 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!

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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…

  24. I so agree when you Randall

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

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