The whistleblower was C.I.A. – and had a LOT of help.
The “whistleblower” who revealed that Donald Trump had a private phone call with the president of Ukraine about the possible illegal activities involving Joe Biden was NOT a loner. In fact, a former CIA analyst named Fred Flietz – who edited transcripts of presidential phone calls with foreign leaders – has just posted a series of tweets explaining why the “whistleblower” had friends in high places:
“The way this complaint was written suggested the author had a lot of help. I know from my work on the House Intel Commitee staff that many whistleblowers go directly to the intel oversight committees. Did this whistleblower first meet with House Intel committee members?”
It’s very possible that the House was involved. If so, this could prove to be very damaging for Democrats. It would completely prove that the whistleblower was NOT following the rules which specify not speaking to the press or congressional Democrats.
In fact, President Trump has even accused the leakers of being “spies” for being involved in such an underhanded scheme. According to the New York Times, Trump said:
“I want to know who’s the person, who’s the person who gave the whistle-blower the information? Because that’s close to a spy. You know what we used to do in the old days when we were smart? Right? The spies and treason, we used to handle it a little differently than we do now.”
Obviously, Trump isn’t too thrilled about the fact that the leaker is allowed to walk freely. It’s pretty fair to assume that Trump wants him jailed… or worse.
People at the New York Times claim they know who the whistleblower is. According to one of their latest reports:
“The whistle-blower who revealed that President Trump sought foreign help for his re-election and that the White House sought to cover it up is a C.I.A. officer who was detailed to work at the White House at one point, according to three people familiar with his identity.”
Other than that, not much is known. And until we find out more, the leaker will probably go without punishment.
I think it’s a disgrace that people like this, who make baseless claims without evidence are allowed to make such underhanded attempts to undermine a sitting president. This is NOT how a “whistleblower” should behave. Period.
The people responsible for this should be punished under the full extent of the law.