Skip to comments.House Intel Republicans investigating inspector general handling of whistleblower complaint
Posted on 01/07/2020 10:25:25 AM PST by jazusamo
House Intelligence Committee Republicans are investigating the intelligence community inspector general for his handling of the Ukraine whistleblower complaint, including potential inconsistencies in his testimony before the panel as part of the Trump impeachment inquiry, Fox News has learned.
Committee Ranking Member Devin Nunes, R-Calif., first told investigative reporter Sara Carter earlier this week that the panel has an active investigation into Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson.
A source familiar with the committees investigation on Tuesday went into further detail, telling Fox News that Republicans are looking at the ICIGs handling of the whistleblower complaint that sparked the impeachment inquiry into President Trump; the veracity of his testimony about the whistleblower complaint; and the explanations he offered for changes made to the ICIGs guidance on accepting second-hand information.
In August, Atkinson received a complaint from an individual raising concerns about Trumps July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in which he pressed Kiev to launch investigations into the dealings of former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden in Ukraine, as well as issues related to the 2016 presidential election.
The presidents request came after millions of dollars in U.S. military aid to Ukraine had been frozen, which Democrats argue shows a quid pro quo arrangement. Trump has denied any wrongdoing.
Republicans for weeks have complained that the whistleblower made contact with Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff's, D-Calif., staff in advance -- though Schiff has downplayed the nature of that contact.
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Atkinson swerves at the pleasure of the president. What he did was a crime.
It seems to be simple open and shut.
He changed a complaint form to include hearsay to get a result he could not otherwise obtain, putting the process of complaint outside the rules of evidentiary probative value. Its just a way to defraud government. And such fraud is criminal.
Book ‘em Dano!
Fake whistle—blower’s fake complaint leads to fake impeachment inquiry.
Looks to me like Atkinson was desperate to cover for the bogus info and lied his rear off, he should have been gone long ago and charged.
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The entire SWAMP needs draining ASAP!!
Amen to that!
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