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Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Now, however, there is word of more evidence of possible bias on the whistleblower's part. Under questioning from Republicans during last Friday's impeachment inquiry interview with Atkinson, the inspector general revealed that the whistleblower's possible bias was not that he was simply a registered Democrat. It was that he had a significant tie to one of the Democratic presidential candidates currently vying to challenge President Trump in next year's election. "The IG said [the whistleblower] worked or had some type of professional relationship with one of the Democratic candidates," said one person with knowledge of what was said. "The IG said the whistleblower had a professional relationship with one of the 2020 candidates," said another person with knowledge of what was said.

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interesting .... my theory is being proven nicely.

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Pile of crap from a pile of crap newspaper. Trump released the summary of the call, in his own words, he asked for a favor, he asked for an investigation of the Bidens, has done so repeatedly and did it with China too.

#1 | Posted by danni at 2019-10-09 11:12 AM | Reply

interesting .... my theory is being proven nicely.

That you're a partisan idiot who suddenly is fine with anonymous sources because they support your half baked conspiracy theories?

Let me ask you a question, try to answer honestly if you have any honesty left.

If he/she does turn out to be a registered Dem but the info provided on Trump's conduct is verified and also true, do you focus on the whistle blower being a Dem or the misconduct by POTUS?

Because I 110% expect you to ignore the conduct while harping on the political affiliation of the whistle blower as if the country would be better off not knowing owing to undue loyalty to a person and not the Constitution or country.

#2 | Posted by jpw at 2019-10-09 11:14 AM | Reply

Ugh. Washington Examiner.

Should have known you would post that schitt heap site.

In the Aug. 26 letter, Atkinson said that even though there was evidence of possible bias on the whistleblower's part, "such evidence did not change my determination that the complaint relating to the urgent concern 'appears credible,' particularly given the other information the ICIG obtained during its preliminary review."

Want to take a shot at answering my question?

BTW it only goes to show the inherent dishonesty that is rife in the right these days. There is an honest disclosure of potential conflicts of interest and the Repubs will turn it into a weakness to cover for their Orange Schittstain POTUS.

#3 | Posted by jpw at 2019-10-09 11:17 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

LOL, the STS crowd immediately resorts to their go-to move when they can't refute the facts.

How about Axios, do they meet your "high" level of journalistic standards for this news?:

"Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson told lawmakers last week that the whistleblower whose complaint about President Trump and Ukraine has set off an impeachment inquiry previously had "some type of professional relationship" with one of the 2020 Democratic candidates, Axios' Jonathan Swan has confirmed."

Or The Hill:

"Intelligence community Inspector General Michael Atkinson told lawmakers last week in a closed-door testimony that the whistleblower whose complaint in part sparked an impeachment inquiry previously had "some type of professional relationship" with one of the Democrats running for president.

"What [Atkinson] said was that the whistleblower self-disclosed that he was a registered Democrat and that he had a prior working relationship with a current 2020 Democratic presidential candidate," one of the sources told the Hill."

Or The New York Post:

"Michael Atkinson, the inspector general of the intelligence community told Republicans during a House hearing last Friday that the whistleblower self-disclosed that he was a registered Democrat and had "some type of professional relationship" with one of the Democratic candidates.

Atkinson did not identify the candidate."

CBS News, MSNBC, Yahoo and the NY Daily News are also reporting this story.

#4 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-10-09 11:53 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

The whistleblower complaint has been corroborated by multiple witnesses. Conjob Don's own "transcript" confirms it.

Text messages between ambassadors confirm it.

Fat Nixon's REFUSAL to allow the EU ambassador AFTER THEY REVIEWED HIS TEXT MESSAGES confirms it.

He is hiding the testimony, the transcripts, the server because he is so innocent.

#5 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-10-09 11:58 AM | Reply

Letter from 90 former national security officials supporting whistleblower

Ninety former US national security officials wrote a letter Sunday praising an anonymous whistleblower whose recent complaint about President Donald Trump's communications with Ukraine touched off a firestorm, leading House Democrats to launch an impeachment inquiry into Trump.

www.cnn.com

#6 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-10-09 11:58 AM | Reply

According to the letter cited above, the whistleblower has a responsibility under the law to file a report. Too bad more Republicans don't think Trump is above the law and so go out of the way to cover up for him.

#7 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-10-09 12:01 PM | Reply

This:

But what mattered most to me is the president's idea that he can tear down the whistleblower by alleging that he or she has "ties" to a Democrat, is "involved" with a Democrat, and has a lawyer who's a Democrat.

I have no idea who the whistleblower is and whether he or she has political "ties" to one party or another. I also have no idea why it would matter.

What we're dealing with is someone who learned of presidential wrongdoing and, in effect, pulled the fire alarm. It set in motion a series of developments that made clear that the fire was (and is) real: Trump tried to privately coerce a foreign government into helping his re-election campaign; he publicly urged another country to help his re-election campaign; there are texts documenting the scope of the scheme; and the White House tried to cover it all up.

Trump has effectively been reduced to arguing, "The person who pulled the fire alarm may have had suspect motives." What the president doesn't seem to realize is that the person who pulled the fire alarm could've been an ax murderer and it wouldn't make any difference.

Trump's misdeeds have been exposed. The whistleblower's politics, or lack thereof, are completely irrelevant.

www.msnbc.com

Yes they are.

#8 | Posted by tonyroma at 2019-10-09 12:01 PM | Reply

LOL, the STS crowd immediately resorts to their go-to move when they can't refute the facts.

LOL you step on your own dick again.

It's a garbage site that uses Breitbart like techniques. The idea they want you to walk away with is in the headline while the body of the actual article is much less firm, likely to avoid lawsuits or obvious, complete bias.

It didn't matter to the IG in light of the evidence being presented and was an honest disclosure for full transparency.

Only a hack would weaponize it like it's being weaponized.

#9 | Posted by jpw at 2019-10-09 12:03 PM | Reply

Trump's misdeeds have been exposed. The whistleblower's politics, or lack thereof, are completely irrelevant.

Not to the usual schittheaps.

They'll use any excuse to ignore Trump's misdeeds and this will be the perfect one. Why? Because to partisan schittheaps politics trumps all.

#10 | Posted by jpw at 2019-10-09 12:04 PM | Reply

#9

I gave you 7 more sites reporting the exact same thing, have at them if it makes you feel better.

Because to partisan schittheaps politics trumps all.

Your lack of self-awareness is astounding.

#11 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-10-09 12:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Yes, yes...Trump's 'misdeeds' of not agreeing to sell additional weaponry to Ukraine until they have agreed to take some of the steps towards rooting out the corruption as the new Ukrainian President campaigned on? Or the request to provide information to the DoJ about the activities of the previous US administration with that previous corrupt Ukrainian administration?

#12 | Posted by Avigdore at 2019-10-09 12:49 PM | Reply

I gave you 7 more sites reporting the exact same thing, have at them if it makes you feel better.

I'm not debating the reporting information.

I'm saying it's irrelevant and just mud being kicked up for partisan purposes.

Get somebody to explain that to you if that isn't clear enough.

Your lack of self-awareness is astounding.

#11 | Posted by Rightocenter

Trump's misdeeds are clear as day.

There is no partisanship to be aware of in acknowledging that.

But when you have nothing you post nothing, just like #11.

#13 | Posted by jpw at 2019-10-09 01:34 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

BTW do your defensive posts suggest an internal acknowledgement of being a Trump ------- partisan schittheap? Finally done with the facade of objectivity or interest in actual facts?

#14 | Posted by jpw at 2019-10-09 01:35 PM | Reply

"The IG said [the whistleblower] worked or had some type of professional relationship with one of the Democratic candidates," said one person with knowledge of what was said

Is this that second (really third)-hand information i've been seeing rightwingers bitch about for the last two weeks?

Why is hearsay corroborated by the President's own memos not okay, but this hearsay corroborated by nothing worth reading?

#15 | Posted by JOE at 2019-10-09 01:58 PM | Reply

Anonymous third hand sources are okay again.

I guess if you can't defend against the allegations reich wingers have to slaughter the source.

#16 | Posted by bored at 2019-10-09 04:25 PM | Reply

"I gave you 7 more sites reporting the exact same thing, have at them if it makes you feel better.
#11 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER"

He won't read it these past few days unless you can somehow get it printed on the bottom of a bottle of Mad Dog 20/20. I don't know what is going on with him now, but he seems to be hitting the bottle especially hard. I hope it is just a temporary setback in his life.

#17 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-10-10 01:09 AM | Reply

The Washington Examiner basically is the National Enquirer.
It is a source that needs to be slaughtered, because it's just an anti-American alt-right rag.

#18 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-10-10 08:50 AM | Reply

Before clicking, I knew this was a Mackris thread.

Of course she/he leaves out the rest of the story: this person aided all presidential candidates as well as well as whomever the president was.

#19 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-10-10 09:28 PM | Reply

I read this morning that this CIA guy's professional ties were with Biden when he was Obama's point man in Ukraine.

I'm not debating the reporting information.
I'm saying it's irrelevant and just mud being kicked up for partisan purposes....

#13 | POSTED BY JPW

Of course it's irrelevant, to you.

When it comes to political partisanship you only see one side.

#20 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-10-11 10:43 AM | Reply

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