Fox’s Catherine Herridge has dropped significant news that further calls into question the Ukraine whistleblower complaint.
The report says that the whistleblower wrote a memo about the July 25 Trump-Zelensky Ukraine call on July 26, the next day.
The whistleblower said that he made a record of the conversation he had with a White House official concerning the call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.”
The memo describes the official as saying the call was ‘crazy,’ ‘frightening,’ and ‘completely lacking in substance related to national security.’”
That completely contrasts with descriptions of the call by others including both President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Zelensky who called it “normal.” It also contrasts completely with the public transcript released which doesn’t show anything crazy or frightening at all.
The memo claims that having a transcript of the call was normal practice.
But in an even bigger contradiction, according to the Fox report, the whistleblower’s memo says the president did not raise the question of “security assistance,” seemingly completely contrary to the same person’s later claim in his complaint that there was a discussion of aid being threatened as a quid pro quo. This was central to the complaint. The complaint was constructed later and filed on August 12, after contact with the congressional aide to Rep. Adam Schiff’s committee.
Fox tried to ask the whistleblower’s attorney about the conflict.
Fox News reached out to the whistleblower’s attorneys, who did not immediately respond.
On Friday, the lawyers did not respond to Fox News’ questions about their client’s failure to disclose his or her contacts with House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff’s staff, as well as the whistleblower’s prior work history with a current, prominent Democratic politician.
According to a prior report the whistleblower did not tell the Intelligence Community Inspector General about his contacts with Schiff by mail and Schiff’s staff despite contacts with Congress being a part of the whistleblower form which the whistleblower reportedly filled out and filed. (READ: Report: Whistleblower Did Not Inform ICIG About Contacts With Schiff, Which May Have Been A Felony)
The connection to the unnamed current prominent Democratic politician who is now being identified by multiple sources as a current 2020 Democratic candidate also raises a question now that Democrats are reportedly considering not disclosing the identity of the whistleblower even to their GOP colleagues on the House intelligence Committee. (READ: Democrats Considering Hiding The Identity Of Whistleblower From The GOP, Changing His Appearance, Voice)
Would that be because knowing the identity would then reveal potential bias that would be evident?
Not only has the whistleblower’s report now been contradicted in multiple ways, we actually have the transcript and the account of the call from both presidents, both of which say there was no quid pro quo, no pressure and it was a “normal call.”
Even if there are other ‘whistleblowers’ who Democrats try to pull out of the hat, much as they did with additional claims during the Kavanaugh hearing, how do they contradict that?