The whistleblower didn't have direct knowledge of the communications, an official briefed on the matter told CNN. Instead, the whistleblower's concerns came in part from learning information that was not obtained during the course of their work, and those details have played a role in the administration's determination that the complaint didn't fit the reporting requirements under the intelligence whistleblower law, the official said.
#2 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS AT 2019-09-24 01:18 AM
The distinction being it's not first-hand, but relevant tangentially with this whistleblowers job. So, what is the real reason for not taking this seriously? Because a "law" of a time-limit or a proximity limit regardless being a factual occurrence and taken seriously by the highest levels of intelligence? That sounds made-up to me too. Someone doesn't like reality from any whistleblown source and appears to have encoded such into this Intelligence Whistlblower Law. How flattering to that one person trumping reality! Is that a power gauntlet?!
From your linked article: "Trump's supporters, including his lawyer Rudy Giuliani, have urged the Kiev government to open investigations that the President could use to raise suspicions about his political rivals, including Joe Biden. In a heated exchange with CNN's Chris Cuomo on Thursday night, Giuliani denied asking Ukraine to investigate the former vice president, before admitting he had done just that." Oops! The Giuliani backfire is a classic.
Continuing, "Trump attempted to discredit the whistleblower as "highly partisan" in a series of tweets Friday morning, echoing remarks made by Giuliani on Thursday night." Which essentially is Trump confirming the allegations. Perhaps this has more to do with his secretive conversations with Vladimir Putin? The ones we are not allowed to keep records of, or have any witness to. Secrets.
"But given the sensitivity of the issue, the complaint is likely to have come from an official familiar with the scope of presidential power. And it was signed off as "urgent and credible" by the inspector general -- a Trump appointee -- who thought Congress should know in line with whistleblowing laws."
So, the administrations legal team are coming unglued because of their secretive, conniving behavior and first-hand knowledge that what the whistleblower states is entirely accurate.
"The inspector general, Michael Atkinson, was legally unable to discuss the complaint itself, since Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire has declined to hand it over.
Democrats say he is compelled to provide the complaint under whistleblower legislation, and House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff said his committee may take legal action if it isn't turned over.
The Washington Post on Wednesday said the complaint referenced a "promise" Trump allegedly made to the unidentified leader. CNN has not confirmed that aspect of the controversy." You personally do not seem concerned that another and more obvious legal precedent of turning over the "promise" has been breached! Astonishing.
Their prong into Ukraine monies was Manafort, and once captured who then knowingly and deliberately violated agreements of his pre-trial to desperately communicate something apparently life and death.
Trump asks himself, "Strange that with so many other people hearing or knowing of the perfectly fine and respectful conversation, that they would not have also come forward. Do you know the reason why they did not?.."
How does Alfa bank, embezzling from Ukraine and Trump Tower all fit together? Hmm..