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  • Where is the Michael Atkinson testimony in the tranche of released horde of Schiff SCIF transcripts?? Vanity

    05/08/2020 9:29:36 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 33 replies
    Vanity | 05/08/2020 | Swordmaker
    I started reading through and or skimming the tranche of released transcripts of testimony that has been hidden from view for far too long yesterday and found myself on the second Bannon interview. These are in alphabetical order with dates also listed oddly, so you need to pay attention when a witness testimony spans two days, such as Bannon’s, as it can be confusing when reading. Bannon’s has the two days with the second day listed first. I had read beyond Bannon when I realized there was a transcript missing. The transcript for Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson is...
  • Attorney General: Trump Was Right to Fire Intelligence Watchdog

    04/10/2020 6:07:30 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | April 10, 2020 | JANITA KAN
    Attorney General William Barr said the president was right to dismiss the intelligence community inspector general who handled the anonymous whistleblower complaint that prompted a partisan impeachment against the president last year. The attorney general made the comments in a Fox News interview aired on Thursday, saying that the inspector general, Michael Atkinson, exceeded his authority when he disclosed to Congress the whistleblower complaint that centered around a phone call President Donald Trump had with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. “From the vantage point of the Department of Justice, he had interpreted his statute—which is a fairly narrow statute that gave...
  • Schumer speaks with 'hero' intelligence inspector general fired by Trump

    04/05/2020 6:36:47 AM PDT · by kevcol · 42 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 4, 2020 | Daniel Chaitin
    A day after he was abruptly fired by President Trump, outgoing Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson spoke on the phone with Senate Minority Chuck Schumer. The New York Democrat said Saturday evening that he told the independent watchdog, whom defenders fear was removed to settle a score stemming from the impeachment saga, he will be remembered as a "hero." "I spoke to Inspector General Michael Atkinson tonight, thanked him for his service, and told him that history will remember him as a hero and those who retaliated against him as scoundrels," Schumer tweeted.
  • Trump fires Michael Atkinson, intel watchdog who handled Ukraine complaint

    04/03/2020 11:52:50 PM PDT · by Syncro · 51 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Friday, April 3, 2020 | Dave Boyer-
    President Trump on Friday night fired Michael Atkinson, the inspector general for the intelligence community who had deemed “urgent” a whistleblower’s complaint about the president’s actions on aid to Ukraine. In a letter to the top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, the president said “it is vital that I have the fullest confidence in the appointees serving as inspectors general.” “That is no longer the case with regard to this inspector general,” Mr. Trump said. The president said the firing would take effect in 30 days and he will nominate a new candidate, who must be confirmed...
  • Patrick Philbin Nails Adam Schiff on Whistleblower Contact and for Hiding Evidence

    01/29/2020 4:55:21 PM PST · by jazusamo · 78 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 29, 2020 | Beth Baumann
    Deputy White House Counsel Patrick Philbin shredded House Intelligence Committee Chairman and lead Impeachment Manager Adam Schiff (D-CA) for his contact with the Ukranian whistleblower, which led to the impeachment inquiry, and eventually the current trial. As it currently sits, we are still in the dark about what role Schiff and his staff played in the whistleblower's inquiry. Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) presented the question on behalf of Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Josh Hawley (R-MO). "Is it true that Shawn Misco and Abigail Grace and the alleged whistleblower were employed by or detailed by the National Security Council in...
  • Intelligence Community’s Inspector General Is the Link Between FISAgate and Impeachment

    01/10/2020 9:05:47 AM PST · by bitt · 9 replies
    amgreatness.com ^ | 1/9/2020 | Julie Kelly
    As impeachment remains stalled for now, Democrats in the House of Representatives still refuse to release the closed-door testimony of a key witness in the concocted drama: Michael Atkinson, the inspector general for the intelligence community. Atkinson, you may recall, launched the impeachment saga when he determined that the accusations by the “whistleblower” about Trump’s phone call with the Ukrainian president last summer were so alarming as to deem the complaint a matter of “urgent concern.” (It wasn’t.) Atkinson sent two letters to the House Intelligence Committee demanding immediate attention to the bogus complaint. “I have not been authorized to...
  • House Intel Republicans investigating inspector general handling of whistleblower complaint

    01/07/2020 10:25:25 AM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 7, 2020 | Brooke Singman
    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 committee’s investigation on Tuesday went into further detail, telling Fox News that Republicans are looking at the ICIG’s handling of the whistleblower complaint that sparked the impeachment...
  • Atkinson’s SSCI Confirmation Transcript Shows Senator Warner Focus on Whistle-blower Controls…

    12/27/2019 7:02:24 PM PST · by bitt · 18 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 12/27/2019 | SUNDANCE
    The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) holds confirmation authority over leaders appointed to the intelligence community. Chairman Burr and Vice-Chairman Warner participated in the IC effort to target and remove President Trump from office. You might remember recently how Burr and Warner would not support Rep. John Ratcliffe for Director of National intelligence under the auspices of Ratcliffe not having enough “experience” within intelligence operations. However, those same “experience” concerns were absent when they approved dirty ICIG nominee Michael Atkinson. Reminding ourselves how ICIG Atkinson manipulated the ‘whistle-blower’ regulations to permit hearsay from CIA operative Eric Ciaramella; and knowing...
  • Pelosi/Schiff Abuse Worsens, FBI “Finds” Clinton Emails, PLUS 5 NEW JW Lawsuits against Deep State [Weekly Update]

    12/06/2019 3:08:47 PM PST · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 6, 2019 | Tom Fitton
    Did Obama-Appointed Ukraine Ambassador Intervene to Help Anti-Trump Ukraine Group? Judicial Watch Sues for Key Docs Of Deep State Official At Center of Latest Coup Attack on Trump Court Tells FBI It Can’t Hide Records about FBI-Clinton Lawyer Meeting on Russia Did Obama-Appointed Ukraine Ambassador Intervene to Help Anti-Trump Ukraine Group? As the coup abuse against President Trump accelerates, Judicial Watch focuses on the real Ukraine collusion scandal. We just sued the State Department for documents related to a reported “untouchables list” given by former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch to Ukraine Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko in late...
  • Judicial Watch Sues Justice Department for Emails, Texts of Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson

    12/03/2019 11:14:23 AM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 3, 2019 | Staff
    Full title: Judicial Watch Sues Justice Department for Emails, Texts of Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson Seeks All Atkinson Communications Regarding Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Anthony Weiner, Twenty-Fifth Amendment and/or Presidential Impeachment, Including Emails and Text Messages with House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff and His Staff (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for communications records of Michael K. Atkinson – former Assistant Attorney General in DOJ’s National Security Division (NSD) from 2016 to 2018 and currently Inspector General of the Intelligence...
  • Ratcliffe explains WHY Schiff is withholding ICIG Michael Atkinson’s testimony (trun)

    12/01/2019 8:44:27 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 20 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 12/1/2019 | Sam J.
    Must be nice to ‘run’ an investigation in such a way where you can try and remove a sitting president while protecting your own backside. Adam Schiff has definitely been very ‘careful’ about what he does and does not release to the public, and while we all know there has to be some very specific reason why … it’s hard to say for sure. Until now. Paul Sperry sent this tweet about Schiff withholding the transcript of ICIG Michael Atkinson from October 4 behind closed doors which lasted for eight hours. EIGHT HOURS. Gosh, that seems like a rather large...
  • EXCLUSIVE: ICIG Michael Atkinson Altered Whistleblower Forms to Allow for CIA Leaker – His Wife Just

    11/29/2019 4:37:53 PM PST · by bitt · 60 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 11/29/2019 | Joe Hoft
    Another day, another Deep State participant outed. ICIG Michael Atkinson altered the whistleblower form to allow for second-hand information, which allowed suspected Schiff whistleblower Eric Ciaramella to present a bogus accusation on the President. Atkinson also oversaw the FBI lovers who altered the FISA warrant. This will soon be reported in the DOJ IG’s FISA Abuse report. Today we point out that Atkinson’s wife is connected to Fusion GPS. What a mess! Last weekend we learned from another leak to the Washington Post, that an individual in Obama’s FBI altered documents that provided support for a FISA Warrant obtained to...
  • BREAKING: FBI Lawyer Who Altered FISA Docs and His Lover Worked for Current ICIG Who Edited IC Whis

    11/25/2019 7:50:15 AM PST · by bitt · 88 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 11/25/2019 | Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama corrupted everything he could touch over his eight years as President. His military was prosecuting its own soldiers for murdering enemy combatants. Obama’s State Department was a pay-for-play racketeering enterprise and Obama’s FBI and DOJ morphed into sick and criminal gangs. What a mess! Over the weekend we learned from another leak to the Washington Post, that an individual in Obama’s FBI altered documents that provided support for a FISA Warrant obtained to spy on candidate and President Trump. The individual (or individuals) was soon identified as Kevin Clinesmith who worked with his reported lover Sally Moyer for...
  • #BREAKING: The Ukraine whistleblower reached out to the ICIG on October 8th...

    11/22/2019 10:39:07 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 74 replies
    Twitter ^ | Nov 22, 2019 | Alex Salvi
    #BREAKING: The Ukraine whistleblower reached out to the ICIG on October 8th to clarify the nature of their contact with Democratic majority staff of the House Intel CMTE before the complaint was filed.
  • Intelligence community watchdog debunks whistleblower conspiracy pushed by Trump

    09/30/2019 6:08:37 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 62 replies
    ashington (CNN)The intelligence community inspector general is forcefully pushing back against assertions made by President Donald Trump and several Republican lawmakers about the whistleblower complaint that has rocked Washington in recent weeks. In a rare statement released Monday, the inspector general addressed a false claim pushed by Trump and some of his allies on Capitol Hill, including House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy of California and Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, that the whistleblower lacked firsthand knowledge of the conduct outlined in the complaint and therefore the allegations were based on "hearsay." But the statement from the inspector general made...
  • Report: Ukraine ‘Whistleblower’ Had ‘Professional Relationship’ with 2020 Democrat

    10/08/2019 12:38:18 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 65 replies
    The intelligence community inspector general testified Friday that the so-called “whistleblower” who mischaracterized President Donald Trump’s call with the leader of Ukraine had a previous “professional relationship” with a 2020 Democrat candidate, according to the Washington Examiner. “The IG said [the whistleblower] worked or had some type of professional relationship with one of the Democratic candidates,” one person with knowledge of inspector general Michael Atkinson’s testimony told the Examiner’s Byron York.
  • Backdating the whistleblower rules change? Intel IG doesn't want to answer questions about it

    10/07/2019 7:57:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/07/2019 | Monica Showalter
    Deep State has been after President Trump from the before his presidency, and its latest trick has been in orchestrating a rules change to ensure that any deep-stater can come forward with secondhand information, as a "whistleblower.It's supposedly to ensure that wrongdoing bruited about at the spy agency water coolers gets into the hands of authorities. Problem one: Spy agencies don't do water cooler talk. But politics is always a topic, so now we have one or two leakers from the ranks of the still-embittered Deep State, taking the cover of 'whistleblower' as a result of that rules change, with a...
  • Report: ‘Whistleblower’ Never Disclosed Contact with House Intel Panel to Inspector General

    10/05/2019 8:29:55 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 Oct 2019 | Joshua Caplan
    The partisan CIA officer behind a so-called “whistleblower” complaint about President Donald Trump’s telephone call with the leader of Ukraine reportedly did not disclose his communications with a House Intelligence Committee staffer to the Intelligence Community inspector general. According to Fox News reporter Catherine Herridge, inspector general Michael Atkinson told lawmakers that he had “no knowledge” of the officer’s contacts with the House Intel panel aide. This week, a New York Times report revealed that the officer and staff member first discussed the allegations against the president before the inspector general received the complaint.
  • Sen. Tom Cotton Unloads On Intel Community Inspector General: ‘Evasive, ‘Insolent,’ And ‘Obstru

    10/09/2019 5:16:08 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 15 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | 10/9/19 | Sean Davis
    Sen. Tom Cotton Unloads On Intel Community Inspector General: ‘Evasive, ‘Insolent,’ And ‘Obstructive’Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., unloaded on the inspector general at the center of the anti-Trump whistleblower kerfuffle, calling him “insolent” and “obstructive” in a scathing letter released on Wednesday afternoon.Michael Atkinson, the Intelligence Community Inspector General, or ICIG, is under fire for secretly eliminating a requirement that whistleblowers provide first-hand information to support allegations of wrongdoing. The ICIG admitted that it secretly changed its rules and forms in response to an error-ridden complaint filed against President Donald Trump that consisted entirely of gossip, rumor, and second-hand information.  “Your disappointing testimony to the Senate...
  • Anti-Trump Whistleblower Attorney Worked Directly For James Clapper

    10/09/2019 9:00:08 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    Thefederalist.com ^ | October 9, 2019 By Tristan Justice
    One of the attorneys representing the anonymous “whistleblowers” accusing President Donald Trump of conspiring with foreign leaders to interfere in the next U.S. presidential election used to report directly to former director of national intelligence James Clapper. Charles McCullough, an attorney now representing the whistleblowers with Andrew Bakaj, a former staffer for Sens. Chuck Schumer and Hillary Clinton, was previously the inspector general of the intelligence community (ICIG) at the height of the Clinton email scandal. Now a partner at the Compass Rose Legal Group, McCullough’s professional biography on the law firm’s website notes that he reported directly to Clapper...