As Sean Davis writes today in The Federalist, the CIA got around the standard of what defines a whistleblower by simply changing the definition. In August. The same month they obtained the secondhand "evidence" on President Trump.
The rule change was simple: now you don't have to have firsthand knowledge of a suspected crime.
The internal properties of the newly revised “Disclosure of Urgent Concern” form, which the intelligence community inspector general (ICIG) requires to be submitted under the Intelligence Community Whistleblower Protection Act (ICWPA), show that the document was uploaded on September 24, 2019, at 4:25 p.m., just days before the anti-Trump complaint was declassified and released to the public. The markings on the document state that it was revised in August 2019, but no specific date of revision is disclosed.
When Chuck Schumer warned Trump (or was it a threat?) that the intelligence community can come after you "six ways from Sunday," this is one example of what he meant.
Check out this chain of Tweets, it's a huge moment in this tawdry affair. And congrats to Mr. Davis--this is a journalistic moment to be proud of.
Hopefully, much more to come as this evidence highlights the partisan underpinnings of this secret op.
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