• Intelligence Community Whistleblower Intake Form Changed

    September 28, 2019

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    The intelligence community whistleblower intake form and rules were amended only days before the Ukraine complaint to ALLOW second hand information. This may be a big deal, or merely coincidence.

    The complaint as filed was based entirely on second and hearsay information. As of the date of the call, such a complaint would have been sent via some other public channel and rejected as a whistleblower submission.

    However, just days before it was filed, the form and rules were changed to allow second hand information and thus give the writer whistleblower protections including anonymity.

    In other words, had he filed his complaint a week earlier there would be no impeachment inquiry as we have it now.

    So in the midst of this unprecedented CIA whistleblower story unfolding the DNI changes its Urgent Disclosure Form.

    Some reporter with the resources should look into this.

    The new form is linked. The old form is shown above.
     
     

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    • Rich Bauer said...

      1

      Trumpie really wants to shoot the messenger.

      09/28/19 9:38 AM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

      2

      Hopefully, the impeachment hearings will reveal the ahem patriots who witnessed firsthand Demented’s corruption and feared losing their cushy jobs. Instead followed the gutless toadie handbook and let a real patriot do the thankless task:

      Quote: Would-be messengers might also consider, where possible, delegating the task of breaking bad news to someone else. Indeed, this may be part of the logic for hiring an HR consultancy to do firing – a profession popularized in several Hollywood films, whether it be to glamorize (Up in the Air), or to satirize (Office Space).

      09/28/19 9:44 AM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

      3

      Peter,

      Anxiously awaiting your follow up article that Crowdstrike was really responsible for the curious change in form.

      09/28/19 9:58 AM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

      4

      The form should also include in the warning at the bottom: “Finally, whistleblowers should not send their reports to the New York Times unless you want to be exposed on page one.”

      09/28/19 10:06 AM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

      5

      As they say in ol West Vagina, it’s all relative: in the end you are fucked.

      Peter gets his britches in an uproar about process of reporting the crime and doesn’t address the crime itself. hmmm

      09/28/19 11:45 AM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

      6

      Warning to future Intel whistleblowers

      “I understand that in handling my disclosure, the ICIG shall not disclose my identity without my consent, unless the ICIG determines that such disclosure is unavoidable during the course of the investigation or the disclosure is made to an official of the Department of Justice responsible for determining whether a prosecution should be undertaken, or if the president threatens the Acting DNI he won’t be promoted to DNI. Why are you still reading this? The NSA is already checking your phone records. Log off NOW!

      09/28/19 6:03 PM | Comment Link

    • Isabelle said...

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      Trump picked a fight with the wrong crowd (CIA) and got what he deserved..

      09/29/19 2:32 PM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...

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      Isabelle, the CIA is as corrupt as Trump. They work for American business interests. They’ve been going under the radar for decades to make sure any country that becomes “independent” of our designed enemies will want to work with American capitalists and that means finding out who the corrupt politicians are not the ones claiming to serve the national interests of their country.

      09/29/19 4:02 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      JP,

      What do you think the C stands for in CIA? Me thinks Nazi wannabe Stevie the Virgin Miller is wrong blaming the “Deep State.” If Trump was a threat to the “Deep State”, he would have died in his sleep by now.

      And when did you Russkies ever care about corrupt politicians? Are there any honest ones in Russia still living?

      When your boss Putin wants somebody dead, he does not hide the act under the radar. He makes sure everyone knows. That is the point.

      09/29/19 5:21 PM | Comment Link

    • Isabelle said...

      10

      John Poole, no doubt CIA is corrupt, but so are all the other (too many) intelligence agencies; and especially the military intelligence guys, retired and (very) active, who brought Trump to power. The busy bees of the MIC who call themselves “patriots” and are all over the internet.
      Trump and his military boys were riding nicely towards a military dictatorship with the help of foreign intelligence agencies – which is actually treason, though Mueller the former Marine couldn’t bring himself to say it – until they got to this bump in the road.
      If this is CIA’s payback for Team Trump (Flynn, Finkelstein & co) dragging them through the mud – it was nicely done.

      09/29/19 6:10 PM | Comment Link

    • Isabelle said...

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      Rich Bauer, why would Putin kill his own investment ? Trump and his generals were delivering everything as promised: they got out of Syria, out of Ukraine; abandoned Eastern Europe to the Bear and were preparing to do the same with Western Europe; no intervention in Iran (and never will be as long as Trump is president); probably soon out of NATO and the UN; and soon to dump Israel which was no doubt the long term goal of this “gentlemen’s agreement”.
      But now Putin is upset and hopes the transcriptions of his discussions with Trump will not be released. That was a warning.

      09/29/19 6:27 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      Izzy, sorry for any confusion. Of course, Putin will not ice Trumpie, even if Trumpie spills the beans on their agreement to Deepsix the sanctions. As for the other items, Trumpie will be out of office before he can finish the rest.

      09/29/19 7:01 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      His latest tweets indicate he is headed for a rubber room.

      09/29/19 7:18 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      So Trumpie would be in the clear if he eliminated all the firsthand witnesses?

      BUT this does not mean that secondhand complaints are not allowed but that they must be verified prior to being passed up the chain of command. In his letter to Acting DNI Joseph Maguire, Michael Atkinson, the intelligence community inspector general, said that the “complaint relating to the urgent concern ‘appears credible.’” The letter further stated that even “arguable political bias on the part of the Complainant in favor of a rival political candidate… did not change my determination that the complaint relating to the urgent concern ‘appears credible” particularly given the other information the ICIG obtained during its preliminary review.”

      09/29/19 8:59 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      JP,

      What would your boss Putin think of someone propagating threats of civil war? Just kidding. We know.

      Whoever organizes or helps or attempts to organize any society, group, or assembly of persons who teach, advocate, or encourage the overthrow or destruction of any such government by force or violence; or becomes or is a member of, or affiliates with, any such society, group, or assembly of persons, knowing the purposes thereof—

      Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both, and shall be ineligible for employment by the United States or any department or agency thereof, for the five years next following his conviction.

      09/30/19 2:50 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      Of course the Orange Clown was only joking about starting a civil war. The guy is the biggest coward on earth, bonespurs et al. Nobody in Trump history ever had the guts to fight in a war they supported.

      09/30/19 2:58 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      The Civil War has already begun. The CIA authorized and directed the whistleblower to spy on the Trumpists. He knew damn well Pompeo was on the call too. While the CIA is expert at assassination, the Deep State public assassination of Trump, Barr and Pompeo with one second hand smoking gun is to be admired.

      The ball is in Trumps court to take down the Deep State. Amateurs vs professionals. Who are you betting will be finishing first?

      10/1/19 10:40 AM | Comment Link

    • Kyzl Orda said...

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      Isn’t it pretty common for internal complaints to be shown before they are officially filed?

      The process is not exactly sacrosanct and usually works /against/ the government employee who rings alarm bells.

      I got a phone call to fax a draft document naming my immediate supervisors who were involved in the first Fulbright Gaza problem. I did so. A few weeks later while Im waiting to hear on whether my complaint would be accepted — one of the named supervisors was suddenly promoted in a different capacity than what he was performing to the Executive Director’s office in IIP/ECA. Then several months later, he was ordered to be sent back to the level he had come from — it was a demotion.

      The whistle blowers really need more protection in general and its hard for government employees as the regulations are often blown off like nothing. It’s harder still for contractors and some parts of intel. All government employees are very much vulnerable to retaliation and blacklisting. Little has changed

      10/1/19 12:24 PM | Comment Link

    • Kyzl Orda said...

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      Congress needs to be ‘woke’ 100% to whistle blower concerns; these can’t suddenly just matter because its X party’s administration.

      Complaints can take a couple of years to be processed or winder through the bureaucracy, thus bridging different administrations. Just because a particular head of agency’s name is put on the complaint doesnt mean the complaint originated under that agency head’s watch.

      I cringed and shook my head hearing Secretary Clinton be quoted in today’s Washington Post video about whistle blowers — Clinton very much allowed the system to be used to retaliate against whistle blowers under her because she wanted to look tough enough to appeal to potential Republican voters for her upcoming campaign and she did not want scandal either. She did not come to the aid of any whistle blowers under her watch. As for her comments about Trump, there’s a famous pic on the internet of her and her husband at Trump’s wedding, even posing with Trump. There is also the uninvestigated scandal what happened within the Democratic primaries and how Sanders got screwed. Mueller should have included that in his work, too.

      It’s hard to take her words seriously

      10/1/19 12:36 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      Hillary aint helping. You did enough damage.

      Pompeo said he would use “all means at my disposal to prevent and expose any attempts to intimidate the dedicated professionals” at the State Department.

      Yeah, thats his job to do,

      10/1/19 2:40 PM | Comment Link

    • Kyzl Orda said...

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      Rich, yes that’s Pompeo’s role and it’s gonna be verra interesting to see what teeth Congress has

      10/1/19 4:54 PM | Comment Link

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