Saturday, September 21, 2019

This week's Scandal Of The Century

What is going on here? Some employee at CIA learned of a phone call between President Trump and some foreign leader. This employee did not like what the president said. And because the conversation involved classified information, he called himself a “whistleblower” and informed “former officials,” who took what is now “Whistleblower-gate” to the Washington Post.

The anonymous CIA employee also informed another like-minded employee, the agency’s inspector general, who promptly took the allegations to the House Intelligence Committee’s Democrats. In turn, they promptly demanded Trump’s conversation be made public.

Since there is zero chance of any president disclosing the contents of private conversations with foreign heads of state, a standoff ensued. That guarantees endless opportunities for the intelligence community to leak ludicrous tales without substance. These are the empty calories that sustain the ruling class’s 2020 campaign.

Ahh, but there's more to it than meets the eye. Or, actually, less.
This new Deep State hit began effervescing last week when House Intel Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) subpoenaed Acting DNI Joseph Maguire and accused him of illegally withholding a whistleblower complaint from Congress that could potentially be ‘covering up the president’s misconduct’ over a phone call he had with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.  

Gregg Jarrett questioned the Deep State snitch’s whistleblower status and suggested he may just be an American spy in our intel agency who is spying on our own President.

“To put this in plain language, a spy who allegedly spied on the president does not have a legitimate whistleblower complaint against that president under the law.  The ICWPA is a mechanism to report alleged misconduct by members within the intelligence community, of which the president is not,” Gregg Jarrett argued.

The identity of the Deep State ‘whistleblower’ still has not been released to the public, however Trump revealed he is a ‘highly partisan’ individual.

The real scandal is that President Trump is being spied on and the legislative branch is trying to access his privileged and private conversations with foreign leaders with the help of a Deep State snitch.

Yep. Back to Codevilla for the bottom line:
The intelligence community’s bureaucrats have no right whatever to try substituting their judgment for that of anyone elected by the American people. Fundamentally, their pretenses of sovereignty are aimed at all Americans.

They consider themselves our superiors. They are not. Ever more openly, they show themselves to be our enemies.

They have no choice; they're in a desperate fight for the survival of a status quo that means absolutely everything to them, which has made it impossible to keep the masks on. Know what's great about this story, though? As things develop further and more information comes to light, it begins to look likely that it's going to end up splashing back all over...Gropey Joe Biden. Sundance notes another business-as-usual aspect to this tempest in an Enemedia teapot:
With more reporting by John Solomon, cited and attributed to on-the-record officials in the State Department and Ukraine, a much more clear picture emerges. In reality, and unfortunately as expected, the fulsome picture is 180° divergent from the media narrative.
Gee, imagine my surprise.

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