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So the whistleblower went to Adam
Schiff first, not the designated
intelligence authorities?

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Posted By: PageTurner, 10/3/2019 9:17:32 AM

Remember when intelligence leaker Ed Snowden's gentlest critics said that he should have taken his complaints of intelligence abuses through established internal channels instead of steal thousands of documents of top secret intelligence files and then leak them to the press? That 'mistake' - and I don't think it was one -- is what drove him to seek refuge in the old Soviet Union just a few years ago? Remember when the same was said of then-Private Bradley Manning, who leaked troves of military secrets to Wikileaks before being packed off to Leavenworth? He should have gone through channels... The idea, of course, is that these people shouldn't have been addressing

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Another Snowden disguising leftwing leaks with probity except doing it smarter and sneakier.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Jethro bo 10/3/2019 9:40:06 AM (No. 196476)
Isn't this more a rebellious co conspirator in a Coup d'etat?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: bad-hair 10/3/2019 9:58:10 AM (No. 196498)
So far Monica is the first I've seen to say one thing that first came to my mind. I'm pretty sure that before the president released the unredacted transcript off their conversation he asked the Ukraine president if he had any objections. Conversations after all are 2 sided unless you're delusional like Schiff and make up 2 sided conversations you wish had happened. The Dems as usual are being short sighted. They should also impeach the president of Ukraine. ((That was pretty good. Maybe I should write a column. lol))
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Reply 3 - Posted by: VAPMAN 10/3/2019 10:09:50 AM (No. 196513)
It seems obvious that the this pre planned coup attempt used the whistleblower statute to protect someone from a charge of illegal leaking. This whole thing stinks to high heaven.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: kdog 10/3/2019 10:16:59 AM (No. 196521)
Time after time these people act like they think they are soooo much smarter than everyone else.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: HotRod 10/3/2019 10:20:23 AM (No. 196523)
Since the whistleblower violated whistleblower policy, by going to Schiff first, he should not benefit from being anonymous in the case. All bets should be off, and he must be put under oath and testify!
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Reply 6 - Posted by: hurricanegirl 10/3/2019 10:23:09 AM (No. 196527)
Actually, #2, I have read that our president asked the Ukraine's permission first. Can't remember where I saw that, but it came out before the transcript was released.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: oldmagnolia 10/3/2019 10:30:02 AM (No. 196538)
The whistleblower didn't go anywhere. Schiff is the whistleblower.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: bigfatslob 10/3/2019 10:34:41 AM (No. 196549)
There is no whistleblower. Adam Schiff made this one up just like the fake conversation he did in committee. I'll bet a dollar to a donut it's fake and made up like the Steele dossier.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: hurricanegirl 10/3/2019 10:45:18 AM (No. 196561)
Forgot to say: It doesn't matter whether Shifty is lying, leaking, or both. The Dimms are moving the goal posts as you read this.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: DVC 10/3/2019 10:57:44 AM (No. 196566)
I think right now they are scrambling to find someone willing to play the part of "the whistleblower" in the next phase of this phony soap opera. I doubt that there actually IS a "whistleblower", I think this was the result of a evil coup plotter's brainstorming session and it started something like "too bad we couldn't have a whistleblower in the inside....." So they just invented one, and they INVENTED the "crime", since they didn't have anyone actually on the inside to give them actual information - they just MADE IT UP. This is why the "complaint" is inaccurate, and doesn't actually fit what the conversation said.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: TJM 10/3/2019 12:03:39 PM (No. 196640)
I imagine Schiff has immunity while in CONgress. Too bad.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: gobushcheneygo 10/3/2019 1:23:34 PM (No. 196743)
#11, he's not immune to House censure. And Republicans should be demanding his resignation. At the very least, from the Committee.
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