BREAKING: Whistleblower Never Told ICIG That He Met With Schiff Staffers
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This week can't get any worse for Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff. According to a bombshell report, the left-wing whistleblower who accused President Trump of bribing Ukraine, did not tell the Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) that he communicated with Schiff's staff before the complaint was made.
Fox News reporter Catherine Herridge broke the news when she confirmed that ICIG Michael Akinson told lawmakers during a hearing that he had "no knowledge" that the whistleblower was in contact with Schiff and his staff.
Colleague Catherine Herridge rpts ICIG Atkinson told lawmakers the whistleblower did not disclose to the ICI that he contacted Schiff's committee. Atkinson said the whistleblower volunteered he was a registered Democrat— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) October 4, 2019
Per Catherine Herridge: IC Inspector General told lawmakers the whistleblower did not disclose contact w Schiff/Committee staff - so IG never looked into it. IG “had no knowledge of it”.— Shannon Bream (@ShannonBream) October 4, 2019
President Trump made sure to comment as well:
WOW, this is big stuff! https://t.co/H12yxMfua3— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 4, 2019
On Wednesday, the New York Times dropped a bombshell which revealed that the anti-Trump whistleblower coordinated with Schiff before the infamous complaint was even made.
“The early account by the future whistle-blower … explains how Mr. Schiff knew to press for the complaint when the Trump administration initially blocked lawmakers from seeing it,” The New York Times reported. “Before going to Congress, the C.I.A. officer had a colleague convey his accusations to the agency’s top lawyer. Concerned about how that avenue for airing his allegations was unfolding, the officer then approached a House Intelligence Committee aide, alerting him to the accusation against Mr. Trump. ”
This isn't the only example of bad news Adam Schiff has recently received. On Thursday, Schiff had a huge "disappointing""setback" after former US Envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker testified with congressional investigators.
“Former U.S. Envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker on Thursday spent hours testifying with congressional investigators who are seeking to discover if he played any role in Trump’s efforts to obtain from Ukrainian officials information on the son of 2020 presidential hopeful Joseph R. Biden Jr.,” Roll Call reported. “About two-and-a-half hours into Volker’s deposition, Jim Jordan, an Ohio Republican and founding member of the House Freedom Caucus, emerged and told reporters that Schiff wanted to limit certain members from questioning Volker and that the California Democrat had barred State Department lawyers from participating in the closed briefing.”
Fox News reporter Brooke Singman noted: “NEW: per a source with knowledge of ongoing #Volker interview: ‘The information provided by Amb. Volker so far does nothing to advance @RepAdamSchiff theory of the case. Volker’s testimony seems to be a disappointing event –and likely a setback–for the #impeachment effort.'”
NEW: per a source with knowledge of ongoing #Volker interview:— Brooke Singman (@brookefoxnews) October 3, 2019
"The information provided by Amb. Volker so far does nothing to advance @RepAdamSchiff theory of the case. Volker's testimony seems to be a disappointing event --and likely a setback--for the #impeachment effort."
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