Much as the intel community changed rules about sharing sensitive intelligence after Trump was elected on the eve of his inauguration... intel community rules about what constitutes a "whistleblower" were reportedly changed just before publicity about the new whistleblower complaint against President Trump.
The following is an excerpt from an article by Sean Davis in The Federalist.
Intel Community Secretly Gutted Requirement Of First-Hand Whistleblower Knowledge
Between May 2018 and August 2019, the intelligence community secretly eliminated a requirement that whistleblowers provide direct, first-hand knowledge of alleged wrongdoings. This raises questions about the intelligence community’s behavior regarding the August submission of a whistleblower complaint against President Donald Trump. The new complaint document no longer requires potential whistleblowers who wish to have their concerns expedited to Congress to have direct, first-hand knowledge of the alleged wrongdoing that they are reporting.
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The brand new version of the whistleblower complaint form, which was not made public until after the transcript of Trump’s July 25 phone call with the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky and the complaint addressed to Congress were made public, eliminates the first-hand knowledge requirement and allows employees to file whistleblower complaints even if they have zero direct knowledge of underlying evidence and only “heard about [wrongdoing] from others.”
The internal properties of the newly revised “Disclosure of Urgent Concern” form, which the intelligence community inspector general (ICIG) requires to be submitted under the Intelligence Community Whistleblower Protection Act (ICWPA), show that the document was uploaded on September 24, 2019, at 4:25 p.m., just days before the anti-Trump complaint was declassified and released to the public. The markings on the document state that it was revised in August 2019, but no specific date of revision is disclosed.
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Patsy L. Lynn says
Yes i think so i think it is FBI or CIA as i think they are two faced as heck and out to get Trump because of him firing The Lying Comey,and Politics should be kept out of their job their supposed to do for us Americans..i love your show Sheryl just wish you was on another network i hate ABC..
Helen Corey says
Schumer did “advise” candidate Trump that “Let me tell you: You take on the intelligence community, they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you.” I’m beginning to feel like I’m living in communist Russia.
Go figure says
Not the old USSR, but the new USSA.
Linda Goudsmit says
I want to know WHO in the DOJ gave the order to change the whistleblower requirement from 1st hand knowledge to hearsay???? The answer to this question will identify which deep state operative still in the DOJ is facilitating the coup against President Trump. Using hearsay as legitimate evidence is about as corrupt, dishonest, and un-American as it gets. WHO gave this order????