: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Requirement for whistleblowers to have ‘first-hand information’ was scrapped ahead of complaint against President Trump

The intelligence community secretly removed the requirement that whistleblowers must have “first-hand information” of wrongdoings in order to fast-track allegations to Congress prior to a CIA officer’s complaint against President Donald Trump, reducing the threshold for informants to merely check a box stating, “I heard about it from others.”
What are the details?
According to a report from The Federalist, the rule change was made sometime between May 2018 and August 2019 — the same month an unnamed CIA officer submitted a “Disclosure of Urgent Concern” form reporting allegations that President Trump violated the law.

The whistleblower’s complaint noted that he or she …read more

Source:: The Blaze



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