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Wed Nov 20, 2019, 07:17 PM

FBI seeks interview with CIA whistleblower - Yahoo News

FBI seeks interview with CIA whistleblower

Michael Isikoff and Zach Dorfman at Yahoo News

https://news.yahoo.com/fbi-seeks-interview-with-cia-whistleblower-121637359.html?soc_src=newsroom&soc_trk=com.apple.UIKit.activity.PostToTwitter&.tsrc=newsroom

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“There were guys within the [intelligence community] who believe this is another Russian attempt,” the former official said. “People think Giuliani is being led down the primrose path.”

One question likely to be raised by the FBI’s inquiry is why the bureau is still interested in talking to the whistleblower given that the House has since taken testimony from others who have far more direct knowledge of the White House’s interactions on Ukraine issues. 

Yet, largely overlooked in the impeachment debate so far is that the CIA analyst, whose complaint was forwarded to the FBI, specifically raised his concerns in the context of an intelligence threat to the country. “I am also concerned that these actions pose risks to U.S. national security and undermine the U.S. Government’s efforts to deter and counter foreign interference in U.S. elections,” the analyst wrote.  

Attached to the seven-page complaint was a classified appendix that has since been partially released. But one of the sections and a footnote to the appendix have been blacked out by the intelligence community and remain classified. 

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 07:40 PM

1. I am not ready to assume Ghouliani is being led down any path

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I think he is a willing traitor.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 07:45 PM

2. Looks like regular follow-up by FBI b/c complaint went to them and deals with national security. n/t

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 07:53 PM

3. I'm not sure I would trust the FBI in this matter....

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Response to comradebillyboy (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 08:08 PM

4. The FBI is the only Justice Department unit that seems to be fighting William Barr.

They have been roundly criticized by Trump and Barr. I doubt that the agency as a whole would do either ones' bidding, maybe individual agents, but even they would have lots of other agents watching them.

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 08:28 PM

5. I think the FBI is intimidated by Trump and Barr and they are

afraid to do the right thing if there could be any political blowback.

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Response to comradebillyboy (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 08:37 PM

6. So far the agency has stood up to Barr.

They have also worked with prosecutors that have convicted Trump associates and are investigating others.

I see your concern, but I think that if it comes down to burying evidence, the modern FBI won't do that.

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