A Washington Post report on Wednesday said a whistleblower approached Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson with allegations the president made troubling “promises” during communication with a foreign leader.
On Thursday afternoon, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, shared with reporters two letters Atkinson sent to the committee expressing concern about the whistleblower’s allegations and claiming they fall within the jurisdiction of the director of national intelligence.
One of the letters, sent to the Intelligence Committee on Sept. 17, said the whistleblower’s disclosure of potential misconduct “not only falls within the DNI’s jurisdiction, but relates to one of the most significant and important of the DNI’s responsibilities to the American people.”
Despite a law requiring the director of national intelligence to send all whistleblower documents to Congress within seven days of receipt, Joseph Maguire, the acting director, is currently refusing to do so. Maguire is arguing that the information he received from Atkinson is potentially privileged and falls outside of the intelligence community’s purview.
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-wh ... 7256b3af7a
Oh.... how about some Tweets of denial from the Donald
On a side note, Sean Hannity opened his show tonight with attacks on Clinton and Obama....
No, we're smart enough to know you're dumb enough to do that.
Can you say, "obstruction of justice?"
1. Does anyone else see the parallel with the FAKE and CORRUPT Steele dossier? Except using official US foreign policy to extort it.
2. If Democrats can gather up the guts to impeach Trump over it, do Republicans have a candidate? At the moment, it looks like Walsh is the only one with any momentum. And being so closely aligned with the *possibly* disgraced former president - as all of the others have taken such pains to be - is not a good position to start from. Will #NotMe and #INeverReallyLikedHim start to trend? The next few days or weeks could get interesting. Or not.
Sure. It's a rehash of various stories making Biden look bad. No new revelations about anything.John Q. Public wrote:QR_BBPOST Can anyone narrate?
What starts? You post old footage of an interview where Biden talks about putting pressure on Ukraine, while he was VP, to fire a prosecutor before they would receive some sort of aid package. What sort of scandal do you think you've uncovered?Tommy Tar wrote:QR_BBPOST It starts about 1:10.
Hunter Biden worked for a company in Ukraine who's owner faced some criminal investigations.
The West wanted the prosecutor fired because he was not fighting corruption. The United States withheld funding because of the corruption.
According to the Trump people Biden did this to protect his son...
Trump was caught on the phone trying to force Ukraine to reopen the investigation into the company that Hunter Biden worked at.
It's Watergate with extortion of an ally thrown in. Use it or lose it.
Sure it can. The two are totally unrelated.Tommy Tar wrote:QR_BBPOST An investigation into the President can't happen without bringing up the Biden stuff of 2014.
And the Ukrainian people.Fordama wrote:Biden wasn't doing the bidding for his son. The US government, the EU, and the IMF wanted that prosecutor removed, and that was what Biden was doing there.