The whistleblower did not disclose contact with Schiff’s committee to the inspector general.
The intelligence community whistleblower who alleged misconduct at the White House over President Trump’s call to the Ukrainian president did not disclose contact with House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff’s staff to the intelligence committee inspector general (ICIG), according to Fox News.
Rep. Schiff’s office confirmed this week that the whistleblower reached out to one of the Democrat’s aides and that Schiff had a general idea of what was alleged in the complaint.
Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson told the House Intelligence Committee on Friday that a CIA whistleblower did not disclose contact with Chairman Adam Schiff’s office before filing a complaint against President Donald Trump, a source familiar with the watchdog’s testimony told The Daily Caller News Foundation.
Fox News’ Catherine Herridge first reported that Atkinson said that the whistleblower did not disclose having contact with Schiff’s office, and so he did not investigate the matter.
A congressional source familiar with Atkinson’s testimony confirmed Fox’s story for the DCNF. More
Per Catherine Herridge: IC Inspector General told lawmakers the whistleblower did not disclose contact w Schiff/Committee staff – so IG never looked into it. IG “had no knowledge of it”.
— Shannon Bream (@ShannonBream) October 4, 2019
Catherine Herridge is one of the best reporters around today.
Since the ICIG has no evidence whatsoever about the relationship and contacts between the whistleblower and Schiff’s staff, the investigation has to get that information from other fact witnesses. Who also happen to be running the investigation.
— John Ratcliffe (@RepRatcliffe) October 4, 2019
Every government employee in the IC is well versed in Whistleblower policy and procedures. Anyone who tells you different is lying. This spy was not a junior employee and is well versed in those procedures. He should of went to the CIA IG as a starting point, not the ODNI IG or Adam Schiff’s staff. This was a political hit job, pure and simple.
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