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1) Love me some archived links. Let's see what Shane Harris, Greg Miller, and Ellen Nakashima from the WaComPost have drudged up this week to cause #Whistleblower to trend.

Shane Harris being one of the imbeciles who promoted the russian spy in DC story, promotes muh Russia, etc
2) Here is the archived link to the WaPo article, because fuck your paywalls and your couches.
3) "The whistleblower complaint... involves President Trump’s communications with a foreign leader, according to two former U.S. officials familiar with the matter." TWO FORMER OFFICIALS FAMILIAR WITH THE MATTER! DRINK!
4) "said the former officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly." NOT AUTHORIZED TO DISCUSS THE MATTER PUBLICLY! DRINK!
5) "It was not immediately clear which foreign leader Trump was speaking with or what he pledged to deliver"

6) Trump talked to somebody and said he would do something, so, #Whistleblower is the only obvious route to go.
7) "One former official said the communication was a phone call."

BREAKING NEWS! Trump doesn't communicate with foreign officials through email! Nor did he deliver the promise over an open hot mic while sitting next to a foreign leader!
8) "Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson determined that the complaint was credible and troubling enough to be considered a matter of “urgent concern,” a legal threshold that requires notification of congressional oversight committees."

Hmmm... That's odd...
9) Because Piece of Schiff from the tag-team duo Swalwelling Schiff had to issue a subpeona to get the whistleblower report from the Inspector General.

Five days before the WaPo article.

10) "The dispute is expected to escalate Thursday when Atkinson is scheduled to appear before the House Intelligence Committee in a classified session closed to the public." I expect select bits to be leaked out via bathroom texts to Shane Harris.
11) "Jason Klitenic, the DNI general counsel, noted in a letter sent to congressional leaders on Tuesday that the activity at the root of the complaint “involves confidential and potentially privileged communications.”" Look at that. I think I've figured out what's going on here.
12) "Schiff has demanded full disclosure of the whistleblower complaint. Maguire has defended his refusal by asserting that the subject of the complaint is beyond his jurisdiction."

Schiff is using this to try to get access to Trump's communications, something he can't do.
13) "Atkinson submitted it to Maguire two weeks later. By law, Maguire is required to transmit such complaints to Congress within seven days. ...he refrained from doing so after turning for legal guidance to officials at the Justice Department.""
14) 👏Because 👏presidential 👏communications 👏are 👏privileged 👏so 👏he 👏can 👏conduct 👏diplomacy.

Schiff and the other Dems don't want Trump to conduct diplomacy because its where Trump is doing the BEST.
15) "In a sign of Atkinson’s discomfort with this situation, the inspector general informed the House and Senate intelligence committees of the existence of the whistleblower complaint — without revealing its substance — in early September." So SCHIFF doesn't even really know.
16) And since SCHIFF doesn't really know, dollars to donuts says these two anonymous officials don't really know either what's in the whistleblower complaint, but on my LAWD they are going to gin up a shitstorm trying to get it.

They even got Shane Harris to write an article!
17) "The DNI has asserted that lawyers determined there was no notification requirement because the whistleblower complaint did not constitute an urgent concern that was “within the responsibility and authority” of Maguire’s office."

From the beginning: "Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson determined that the complaint was credible and troubling enough to be considered a matter of “urgent concern,” a legal threshold that requires notification of congressional oversight committees."

"It was unclear whether the whistleblower witnessed Trump’s communication with the foreign leader or learned of it through other means."

20) This is definitely #FakeNews and #fudgerule worthy.

The hallmarks are all there.
21) Two anonymous former 'intelligence' officials, unable to speak because they aren't authorized.

No one knows the actual content of the whistleblower complaint, not even the House Dems demanding it.

Schiff making a big stink about it, with a Wapo article and twitter trend.
22) At this point, its not even clear if the discussion in place has anything to do with the ODNI.

The kicker is the last bit of the last paragraph. " although the administration imposed new limits on this practice after Trump’s disclosures to Russian officials were revealed."
23) Because Trump had to deal with leaks of his conversations with Russian officials, in which (and no one mentions this) he was trying to save lives by letting them in on a potential terrorist attack, now virtually NO ONE knows what he says to foreign leaders in private.
24) So... whistleblower files a complaint to the DNI when it might not be under that departments jurisdiction, so the Dems can claim without knowing if it even falls under the HPSCI's jurisdiction, all so they can figure out what Trump said so they can make a scandal out of it.
25) Inb4 it was Trump promising to take Boris Johnson out golfing so they could talk a UK-US trade deal.

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