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Thu Sep 19, 2019, 03:17 PM

Whistle-Blower's Complaint Is Said to Involve Multiple Acts by Trump.

Source: nyt

The complaint goes beyond a commitment that President Trump was said to have made to a world leader.

A potentially explosive complaint by a whistle-blower in the intelligence community said to involve President Trump was related to a series of actions that goes beyond any single discussion with a foreign leader, according to interviews on Thursday.

The complaint was related to multiple acts, Michael Atkinson, the inspector general for American spy agencies, told lawmakers during a private briefing, two officials familiar with it said. But he declined to discuss specifics, including whether the complaint involved the president, according to committee members.

Separately, a person familiar with the whistle-blower’s complaint said it involves in part a commitment that Mr. Trump made in a communication with another world leader. The Washington Post first reported the nature of that discussion. But no single communication was at the root of the complaint, another person familiar with it said.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/19/us/politics/intelligence-whistle-blower-complaint-trump.html

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Reply Whistle-Blower's Complaint Is Said to Involve Multiple Acts by Trump. (Original post)
elleng Sep 19 OP
OKNancy Sep 19 #1
ancianita Sep 19 #14
Mike 03 Sep 19 #2
Iliyah Sep 19 #3
scarytomcat Sep 19 #19
diva77 Sep 19 #4
Mc Mike Sep 19 #5
Blue_Tires Sep 19 #6
Miguelito Loveless Sep 19 #8
a kennedy Sep 19 #16
revmclaren Sep 19 #7
SergeStorms Sep 19 #9
targetpractice Sep 19 #10
SergeStorms Sep 19 #20
scarytomcat Sep 19 #21
marble falls Sep 19 #11
elleng Sep 19 #12
marble falls Sep 19 #13
Blackjackdavey Sep 23 #28
NotHardly Sep 19 #15
brutus smith Sep 19 #17
scarytomcat Sep 19 #18
SansACause Sep 19 #22
oasis Sep 20 #23
Maxheader Sep 20 #24
ck4829 Sep 23 #25
2naSalit Sep 23 #26
seltzerwater Sep 23 #27
elleng Sep 23 #29

Response to elleng (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 03:20 PM

1. Sickening

I hope to god that we find out all about it and soon. This can't go on.

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Response to OKNancy (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 04:38 PM

14. It will. Even past next week. When/how we find out should be on national television.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 03:22 PM

2. What if he asked several world leaders to help him with the election

but made one particular promise to one of them that was of particular significance to the intelligence community?

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 03:34 PM

3. Sounds like a copy of the complaint may already be in the hands

of people who will publish it. That the order to not turn it over to the house came from Barr himself.

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 06:20 PM

19. after threatening people so they keep quiet

Bar should be locked up

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 03:38 PM

4. K&R for exposure

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 03:50 PM

5. And only about half of them were non-standard sex acts.

The other half of the 'acts' -- there are about a dozen wackjob dictators he's buddies with, & he's doing sleazy treasonous 'deals' with all of them. He commits felonies and treason on stage with a bullhorn, using mass media.

He's a giant orange termite, gnawing on all that antique wainscoating in D.C.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 03:51 PM

6. Good...

This *HAS* to be the silver fuckin' bullet that ends our national nightmare...

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #6)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 03:57 PM

8. If his supporters I am around are any guage

not in the slightest.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #6)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 05:45 PM

16. I so hope you're right, but as usual, I have doubts, like every other

potential silver bullet that was going to get rid of him for the last 3 years. I JUST WANT IT TO HAPPEN.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 03:52 PM

7. Maybe the whistleblower created a

'deadman switch' in case he disappeared or the complaint was stopped by the Whitehouse. All the information could be in the hands of multiple individuals.

We can hope.



ONLY!!! 2019 and beyond.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 03:57 PM

9. Trump does not break the law once....

if he breaks it once, or does something completely dishonorable or shitty, he does it a hundred times. Laws and common decency mean nothing to Trump. He's the asshole of the world, meaning 'if you were going to give the world an enema, Trump's mouth is where you'd stick the tube'.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #9)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 04:14 PM

10. One of my mother's favorite expressions!

We moved to a small town in the midwest for a couple of years, and she insisted "if the the world needed an enema, they'd stick the nozzle right here."

Thanks for the flashback! And, your claim about Trump being a repeat offender is absolutely TRUE!

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Response to targetpractice (Reply #10)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 06:21 PM

20. I don't know where I originally heard that....

but it tickled my funny bone enough to remember and use it whenever possible. Your Mom sounds like a smart woman.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #9)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 06:24 PM

21. Dump only cares about himself

he will do anything to save his ass

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 04:21 PM

11. Where is all this information coming from and at the same time, why are there ...

no specific details?

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Response to marble falls (Reply #11)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 04:24 PM

12. reporters doing their job:

By Nicholas Fandos, Eileen Sullivan, Julian E. Barnes and Matthew Rosenberg

Charlie Savage and Michael S. Schmidt contributed reporting.

Matthew Rosenberg, a Washington-based correspondent, was part of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize in 2018 for reporting on Donald Trump and Russia. He previously spent 15 years as a foreign correspondent in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. @AllMattNYT • Facebook

Nicholas Fandos is a reporter in the Washington bureau covering Congress. @npfandos

Eileen Sullivan is the morning breaking news correspondent in Washington. She previously worked for The Associated Press for a decade, covering national security and criminal justice. @esullivannyt

Julian E. Barnes is a national security reporter based in Washington, covering the intelligence agencies. Before joining The Times in 2018, he wrote about security matters for the Wall Street Journal. @julianbarnes • Facebook

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Response to elleng (Reply #12)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 04:32 PM

13. They're reporting it, who's dropping details but not giving out the real meat? ...

what did Donnie Two Scoops promise Putin about defense money to be sent to Ukraine or whatever it was?

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Response to marble falls (Reply #11)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 11:46 AM

28. Very important question

This is a critical question because it seems to me all of this thing has served to do so far is to get the Biden story in the news which they have been trying to do for a while now. I am skeptical of the leaks and the purpose. I wouldn't be in the least surprised to learn that this whole thing has been a hoax for that reason alone or that the whistleblower complaint has nothing at all to do with Ukraine.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 05:34 PM

15. As awful as this is, did anyone expect that it would not be so?

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 06:01 PM

17. Let's move slowly on this

Maybe it will go away before the election. (Sarcasm)

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 06:18 PM

18. the whistle blower probably heard dump

make a deal with the saudi killer to bomb Iran and they agreed to blow-up some oil tanks to have a reason for the attack on Iran
he has been playing up his friendship for weeks... billions of dollars in cash and jobs makes SA our great friend talk
Dipshit is going to start a war and Iran is going to really hit back hard maybe in Israel but totally spill some oil in SA
Nukes could fly when Israel hits back
just my guess dump knows he has to make a move because he is falling in the polls
So many crimes are being committed every day

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 06:40 PM

22. I'm having trouble following this whole thing.

Maybe Trump did something really, really bad but nobody knows or will say what it is. I don't really get the purpose of such reports.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Fri Sep 20, 2019, 07:15 AM

23. Trump is toast.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Fri Sep 20, 2019, 08:05 AM

24. So many hard accusations of cheetox..


and so many have failed..so far..

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 07:51 AM

25. K&R

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 09:02 AM

26. Sounds more like it.

Can't imagine it's simply one point upon which a complaint, after all this time and overt corruption.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 10:49 AM

27. just a thought..

But can we as citizens ask for a FOIA release of the whistle-blower complaint?

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Response to seltzerwater (Reply #27)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 12:11 PM

29. We can ASK all we want,

but at least FOIA requires formal requests, it's a legal process (which in the past was honored pretty well; now not so much, I suspect.)

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