Actually, on the disclosure form he filled out, he has to claim any guidance or direction from congressional entities or entities other than who he was filing the report with.
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Please quote the place in the form where it says that. Because this is the form that I was able to find...
And this is what it says...
Please indicate in this section if you have filed your complaint with any other entity, including other Inspector General
offices, and/or Members of Congress. If you have contacted other entities, clearly identify the agency, office, or
command, and provide your understanding of the current status of your matter.
Specifically, I am looking for the words "guidance" or "direction" being required to be disclosed.
Now, you could make the argument that the second sentence ("contacted other entities") stand separately from the first ("filed your complaint with any other entity") but it is ambiguous. I read it as the second sentence building upon the first (for any "entity" as fitting the description in the first sentence, information needs to be provided as described in the second sentence). Did he possibly (and me as well) misinterpret what an ambiguous federal form is asking? Sure. Are you claiming that YOU have never found a form ambiguous and incorrectly filled it out? Is that really a valid reason to attack the whistleblower's credibility? And, to be clear, I am not even granting you that your interpretation is ACTUALLY right.
So, stop parroting the propaganda you guzzle down from Fox News and cite actual sources. It is not worth arguing with someone who only copy and pastes talking points without presenting any facts to back them up.