Busted! WhistleBlower Did Not Disclose Contact With Congress To Inspector General
The partisan CIA officer that is claiming to be a “whistleblower” who filed a complaint with the Inspector General about President Donald Trump’s phone with the head of Ukraine never disclosed his communication with the House Intel Committee to the Intelligence Inspector General.
A new report revealed that the Intelligence Inspector General Michael Atkinson testified to Congress that he had “no knowledge” that the CIA “whistleblower” contacted the House Intel committee aide previous to filing the complaint with his office. This week it was discovered that the “whistleblower” contacted the House Intelligence Committee and had contact with Rep. Adam Schiff’s aide. Apparently, when the CIA officer filed the complaint with the inspector general he never disclosed he talked to Congress first via Rep. Adam Schiff’s aide.
Colleague Catherine Herridge rpts ICIG Atkinson told lawmakers the whistleblower did not disclose to the ICI that he contacted Schiff’s committee. Atkinson said the whistleblower volunteered he was a registered Democrat
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) October 4, 2019
Per Catherine Herridge: IC Inspector General told lawmakers the whistleblower did not disclose contact w Schiff/Committee staff – so IG never looked into it. IG “had no knowledge of it”.
— Shannon Bream (@ShannonBream) October 4, 2019
It was also reported by the New York Times that the staffer did share the whistleblower’s accusations with Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff. The New York Times report revealed that Schiff had previously lied when asked if he had previous contact with the whistleblower.
“We have not spoken directly with the whistleblower. We would like to,” Schiff told MSNBC contributor Sam Stein when asked if the two had ever spoken. “But I am sure the whistleblower has concerns that he has not been advised, as the law requires, by the inspector general or the director of national Intelligence just how he is supposed to communicate with Congress, and so the risk to the whistleblower is retaliation.”
We now know that was all a lie. Schiff’s spokesperson responded saying Schiff should have “should have been more carefully phrased.”
“Regarding Chairman Schiff’s comments on ‘Morning Joe,’ in the context, he intended to answer the question of whether the Committee had heard testimony from the whistleblower, which they had not,” said the spokesperson. “As he said in his answer, the whistleblower was then awaiting instructions from the acting [director of national intelligence] as to how the whistleblower could contact the Committee. Nonetheless, he acknowledges that his statement should have been more carefully phrased to make that distinction clear.”
President Trump responded to the new revelation tweeting, “WOW, this is big stuff!”
WOW, this is big stuff! https://t.co/H12yxMfua3
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 4, 2019
This whole impeachment ploy put on by the Democrats is falling apart more and more every day.