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Exposing Adam Schiff’s deep ties to Ukraine Oligarch weapons dealer (Video)

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss Adam Schiff’s collusion with oligarch, Ukrainian arms dealer Igor Pasternak.

Schiff appears to be a very well funded hatchet man for Ukraine arms dealer Igor Pasternak.

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“Byron York Dismantles Inspector General’s ‘Confusing, Ass-Covering Mess’ To Explain Whistleblower Form,” via Zerohedge…

After The Federalist’s Sean Davis dropped a bombshell last Friday that the intelligence community “secretly eliminated a requirement that whistleblowers provide direct, first-hand knowledge of alleged wrongdoings,” lawyers from the Office of the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community (ICIG) cobbled together a confusing response over the weekend to justify why a CIA ‘whistleblower’ was allowed to submit second-hand information to complain about Trump’s communications with Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelensky, concerning former VP Joe Biden’s corruption scandal.

So confusing, in fact, that the Washington Examiner‘s chief White House correspondent Byron York broke down the ICIG’s response in spectacular fashion via Twitter.

The rest (emphasis ours): 

  • ICIG says Trump-Russia whistleblower complaint was ‘processed and reviewed…in accordance with the law.’ Fine. Issue addressed in ICIG explanation is what policy on first- versus second-hand information was at the time.
  • ICIG says it gave whistleblower a procedures form saying in order to find urgent concern ‘credible,’ complainant must have ‘reliable, first-hand information.’ Without that, ICIG ‘will not be able to process the complaint.’
  • But ICIG then notes ‘there is no [first-hand information] requirement set forth in the statute.’ Further: ‘In fact, by law the complainant…need not possess first-hand information’ in order to file complaint.
  • That means ICIG procedures form, the one handed to whistleblower, was wrong on question of first- versus second-hand information.
  • What gives? ICIG says procedures form was in effect since 5/24/18, before ICIG Atkinson took office 5/29/18. Translation: Don’t look at me — it was before my time!
  • ICIG also notes whistleblower claimed he had both second-hand *and* first-hand information. So ICIG did *not* find that whistleblower could ‘provide nothing more than second-hand or unsubstantiated assertions.’
  • Not clear what first-hand information in whistleblower complaint is. Key accusations concerning Trump-Zelensky call and alleged WH coverup afterward are entirely second-hand.
  • So what about procedures form? ICIG says new person was hired to run Center for Protected Disclosures, was working on updating forms. Then Trump-Ukraine brouhaha erupted, and ICIG saw something was amiss…
  • ICIG says amid controversy, he ‘understood that certain language in those forms…could be read–incorrectly–as suggesting that whistleblowers must possess first-hand information.‘ Of course, that’s exactly what the form said.

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Old form:

Via The Federalist

New form:

Via The Federalist

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  • So ICIG’s office developed new forms. ‘Consistent with the law, the new forms do not require whistleblowers to possess first-hand information,’ ICIG says. And that looked like after-the-fact justification of whistleblower handling.
  • In summary, ICIG seems be saying: Whistleblower was given form with incorrect information. Not my fault! Then, after Trump-Ukraine exploded, we changed form to match law. Yes, looked fishy, but all OK
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Greta Groupie
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Greta Groupie

I don’t see the problem here. Synergy is a good thing. Pasternak’s plans to field his Zeppelins with Schiff’s hot air is a climate-saving win all around.

Regula
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Regula

Good luck to America’s new laws of evidence: any gossip is now good enough to file a whistle blower complaint and for the house to spend millions to investigate and for the courts to convict. Meanwhile it is of course clear that this entire complaint is a setup and the reason that a whistleblower with no more than hearsay info shows up is so he doesn’t have to take responsibility for his complaint, which he likely knew was false or the officials who presumably knew, would have come forward themselves. And, because he complained based on hearsay, those officials can’t… Read more »

Calling a Spade a Spade
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Calling a Spade a Spade

In this crazy CIAchik’s brain, Russia has invaded his bedroom and planning to abscond with his wife and kids with Trump’s help, so take it for what it is; the ravings of a lunatic and exploited by more lunatics, simply in order to impeach another ‘stable genius’ lunatic on false grounds. In short: Stop this country, I want to get off.

Life is a Rorschach test
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Life is a Rorschach test

I’d impeach Trump just for uttering his ‘stable genius’ trope so often. But that’s another issue entirely.

William H Warrick III MD
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William H Warrick III MD

Kevin Barrett at Veterans Today and Tom Luongo at Gold Goats and Guns both say this is a Deep State Coup. Kevin says Ghislaine “Filth” Maxwell or someone like her and Epstein who has all the Blackmail Tapes on Republican and Democrat Congresscritters will be able to Blackmail enough of them to pull off this Treasonous Crime.

Amerikanskiy Kompromat
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Amerikanskiy Kompromat

Well, while fully agreeing on number one and number two, I’m not so sure that they jive so seamlessly together.

Tjoe
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Tjoe

Same ones that covered up for demolitions in the towers. Try making a comment on VT that calls out Hilda for her role in setting up the Jewess Monica honey trap with President hubby that ultimately led to a coup when the “7 country in 5 year” plans were put in place and the motivation event (as NY Senator) All articles seem to dance around that series . We were all tied up in the impeachment production….make me concerned what major event is in the plans while we watch THIS impeachment. Moo sod and their peeps promised her the Presidency…if… Read more »

Creepy Critters
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Creepy Critters

Oh, those eyes. Is Adam Schiff a ‘droid?

Monte George Jr.
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Monte George Jr.

Droid? Hardly. He’s having anal sex with a frozen popsicle.

extraordinary times callfor extraordinary measures
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extraordinary times callfor extraordinary measures

Conman nepotism is rife in American political culture. Anybody remember how HClinton’s brother Rodham ended up with a spent gold-mine’s license in Haiti, that was basically worthless but for the investors he suckered into it and milked?

Sometimes, I wish we could follow in China’s footsteps and take the the worst of them out back never to return, but only after they’d paid for the bullet. Otherwise, they always somehow manage to worm their way back into America’s gut.

These are the sort of people Americans choose to run their country? My God, how soft-headed can a citizenry be?

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