Nancy Pelosi could be described as the greatest criminal political genius since Niccolò Machiavelli wrote “The Prince.” That is, if you start down a certain political hole in the ground, and follow it to its deepest cavern.
Here’s where it leads.
1. The whistleblower, let’s call him MacGuffin, crafted a report using the Intelligence Community Whistleblower Protection Act (ICWPA). This required filling out a specific form for the Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) to determine if the complaint had “urgent concern” and if it was credible. The version of the form in use at the time of the Trump complaint noted that a first-hand account was required to determine credibility.
2. The form had, however, been changed subsequent to MacGuffin’s report. Who changed it? How did it happen? Inquiring minds want to know.
3. This leads to the Congressional Research Service, a tiny agency of 600 academics, researchers, computer geeks and interns whose primary purpose is to produce content for Congress to use in its decision-making. CRS is part of the Library of Congress.
CRS produced a report that changed the guidance on how ICWPA was implemented at the CIA and other intelligence agencies (known as the Intelligence Community “IC,” or within the rabbit hole as the “Deep State”). My friend Matt Beebe (who, years ago, I worked with when he was a young 2LT in the Air Force), wrote a long, well-researched piece on this.
The updated CRS analysis inexplicably claimed that the statute was “not specific on who has the authority for determining whether a complaint, aside from its credibility, constitutes a matter of ‘urgent concern.’” This was one of only three assertions in the entire discussion of the ICWPA that wasn’t meticulously footnoted with the underlying statutory reference.
4. So…the CRS, a Congressional agency, conspired with the ICIG, an independent agency under the Executive Branch, to obfuscate a tiny change in guidance under the Whistleblower Act enacted by Congress. And Republicans in Congress want to know what is going on.
In their letter to Michael Atkinson, the ICIG, Reps. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), and Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) noted that the anti-Trump complainant offered no direct, first-hand evidence of alleged wrongdoing against President Donald Trump. Instead, the complaint is littered with gossip, hearsay, and rumor. The lawmakers specifically asked the ICIG to explain when the whistleblower guidance was revised, by whom, and for what reason.
5. In comes the rabbit herself, Speaker Pelosi, who admitted on “60 Minutes” that she knew the details of the Ukraine call before the White House released the transcript.
6. This means that someone in Congress coordinated with at least three different government agencies, and several people with TS/SCI clearance within the White House leaked highly classified information to an individual at the CIA, MacGuffin. Remember, MacGuffin himself had no direct access to the information.
7. And someone in Congress coordinated the timing of the CRS report, the form change, and MacGuffin’s report. That someone already knew what witnesses would be subpoenaed, and told the rabbit–err, Speaker Pelosi–when to remove the leash from the impeachment dogs.
8. Then Rep. Adam Schiff committed Treason in an open hearing.
9. Because this, if true, would be the greatest criminal intelligence op in all of American history. A coup d’état. Behind it all is Nancy Pelosi, who managed to keep a conspiracy of Deep State intelligence officers, White House leakers, CRS academics, and the ICIG quiet until Trump said something impeachable. Then she sprung the trap.
It’s a good thing we found out so we can stop her before her nefarious plot succeeds.
The ICIG released this statement Tuesday, debunking the conspiracy.
The Disclosure of Urgent Concern form the Complainant submitted on August 12, 2019 is the same form the ICIG has had in place since May 24, 2018, which went into effect before Inspector General Atkinson entered on duty as the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community on May 29, 2018, following his swearing in as the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community on May 17, 2018. Although the form requests information about whether the Complainant possesses first-hand knowledge about the matter about which he or she is lodging the complaint, there is no such requirement set forth in the statute. In fact, by law the Complainant – or any individual in the Intelligence Community who wants to report information with respect to an urgent concern to the congressional intelligence committees – need not possess first-hand information in order to file a complaint or information with respect to an urgent concern. The ICIG cannot add conditions to the filing of an urgent concern that do not exist in law. Since Inspector General Atkinson entered on duty as the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community, the ICIG has not rejected the filing of an alleged urgent concern due to a whistleblower’s lack of first-hand knowledge of the allegations.
Yeah, that kind of kills it. Unless you believe that the ICIG is in on it, and the one before General Atkinson (Charles McCullough) was also in on it, because he was appointed by none other than Barack Hussein Obama, who wasn’t born in the USA.
The rabbit hole goes very, very deep, because the Deep State is very, very deep.
The believers in this conspiracy have surely binge watched Three Days of the Condor too many times. That scene at the end where Robert Redford walks by the New York Times, telling his former CIA boss “they’ll print it” is classic. Of course, the entire CRS would have to be murdered by a Clinton hit squad for this to really play out.
Someone will talk. Then this whole thing will unravel.
Or maybe, President Trump needs to put his phone away for a few days (or weeks, or months). Maybe, the whistleblower did work with Democrats to craft the complaint. Someone (or someones) with TS/SCI clearance surely leaked highly classified information. And maybe, Pelosi knew what was going on because her staff saw this coming/was tipped off.
I’m willing to believe all of that, because that makes sense.
What also makes sense is none of this would be happening if the President had not asked, on phone call joined by many top officials, for Ukranian President Zelensky to do him a favor and investigate the Bidens, and to coordinate with his personal attorney and the Attorney General of the United States in a political hit job.
Is anyone dumb enough to believe Trump would say something so stupid?
Or would you still rather go down the very very deep rabbit hole?