One of the major problems with the whistleblower complaint that some in the mainstream media are glossing over is that the person wasn’t even on the phone call, so how could he/she know what was said?
The answer of course is that the person could not know. The person admitted in the complaint released today that he/she wasn’t on the call so anything could only at best be second hand information or hearsay. In other words rumor and innuendo.
Yet media was elevating that complaint over the representations of the people who actually were on the call and the transcript of what was really said. Adam Schiff even found that transcript so bland and non-impeachable that he had to make up his own version full of lies to deceive people.
Now, a specific fact alleged in the complaint of the ‘whistleblower’ claimed is being called false by a government official, according to a new breaking report.
According to Christina Ruffini, the State Department and Foreign Affairs Reporter for CBS News, a senior government official is saying that one of the people the whistleblower claimed was on the call was not in fact on the call.
— Christina Ruffini (@EenaRuffini) September 26, 2019
Another problem in the story also emerged today, according to Fox.
And according to the whistleblower complaint, by mid-May, U.S. diplomat Kurt Volker sought to “contain the damage” from Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani’s outreach to Ukraine.
But a July 19 text message conversation from Volker to Giuliani, provided to Fox News on Thursday, showed that Volker had in fact encouraged Giuliani to reach out to Ukraine — even sending Giuliani a message reading, “connecting you here with Andrey Yermak, who is very close to President Zelensky.”
Additionally, the complaint said Trump “suggested that Mr. Zelensky might want to keep” his current prosecutor general, a claim not supported by the transcript.
There were of course other things wrong with the claim to begin with, such as the claim that there was a quid pro quo offered when there was none, as the transcript shows. Ukraine has also made it clear that they did not in any way feel pressured in the phone call, despite the whistleblower saying differently. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said it was a “normal call” and “no one pushed me.”
But now with these very specific items not holding up, will the mainstream media and Democrats finally admit that this is folly to string impeachment talk based on hearsay and rumor? Pretty hard to be a “whistleblower” about an event you weren’t even a part of. Could it possibly be that the people who were on the call and who actually heard what were said are more accurate than this alleged CIA person who wasn’t?
And there’s a far greater question media is missing here as well.
Why is this person being told about the call to begin with? What right did he/she have to be informed about any of this? How leaked to him and why? This indicates a problem within the intelligence community. And is this part of the IC rift with President Trump?
Is there any wonder that the Trump White House would want to shift information into more secure servers when you have leakers like this out there?
Congressional Republicans needs to start asking those essential questions and get our IC community in order. And Democrats and media need to find reality and stop pushing these kinds of stories based on nothing but what looks like pure political agenda.