towermonkey wrote: Just how many whistle blowers do you need
Independent Senator Angus King has claimed that some 20 minutes of the phone call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky are missing from the White House memo detailing the conversation.
King told CNN host Anderson Cooper Tuesday that he and his staff had reconstructed the call using the memo, determining that more than two thirds of the call time was unaccounted for.
The full transcript of the now-infamous call between the two leaders has not been released. Though the document makes clear that the read out has been edited, it is not clear exactly how much has been cut, and what those sections may contain.
The White House released a full, unredacted transcript Wednesday morning of President Donald Trump’s phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
The five-page transcript of the July 25 phone call is “not a verbatim transcript” of the discussion, but a record of “the notes and recollections of Situation Room Duty Officers.”
First, that's how the concept of whistleblower law works. It protects a person from repercussions when they report an activity which breaks the law. It's a fairly simple concept.
towermonkey wrote: Sheesh... this is just getting stupid. Have you stopped to ask why these whistle blowers are hiding their identities, why they are retaining an attorney who has a proven political agenda, why the first one went to Schiff first then through proper channels after the help writing up the complaint, why the impeachment inquiry that isn’t is being run through the intelligence committee instead of the judiciary Committee where it is historically run? Still no vote... am I supposed to wait for it?
A White House official listening to President Donald Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukraine’s president described the call as “crazy” and “frightening” and was “visibly shaken,” according to notes taken by the intelligence official who filed a formal whistleblower complaint after speaking with the official, and others.
ABC News has learned that the two-page memo, written by the whistleblower a day after Trump’s call, suggests that at least one aide to the president feared that Trump’s own words in the call were damning.
The notes were based on a brief conversation between the whistleblower and the White House official and described “highlights” from the president’s call. The document was later provided to the intelligence community’s inspector general, who reviewed the whistleblower’s complaint. The IG has determined the complaint “appeared credible” and of “urgent concern.”
Rick wrote: I do think it's not surprising that this second disgruntled anti-Trumper has a direct connection to a 2020 Dem candidate.
Rick wrote: I also don't understand why the transcript is less credible than hearsay.
Rick wrote: Oh well, another long drawn out attempt that will crash and burn.
How do you know they were a "disgruntled anti-Trumper?"
Rick wrote: I do think it's not surprising that this second disgruntled anti-Trumper has a direct connection to a 2020 Dem candidate. I also don't understand why the transcript is less credible than hearsay. Oh well, another long drawn out attempt that will crash and burn.