Weellllll, this is a little kinda odd, wouldn’t you say? According to the Federalist, the intelligence community loosened the standards for whistleblowers just before the Ukraine claims dropped.
Between May 2018 and August 2019, the intelligence community secretly eliminated a requirement that whistleblowers provide direct, first-hand knowledge of alleged wrongdoings. This raises questions about the intelligence community’s behavior regarding the August submission of a whistleblower complaint against President Donald Trump. The new complaint document no longer requires potential whistleblowers who wish to have their concerns expedited to Congress to have direct, first-hand knowledge of the alleged wrongdoing that they are reporting.
AND that is exactly the kind of accusations made by the Ukraine whistleblower. What a lucky break for the deep state!
The brand new version of the whistleblower complaint form, which was not made public until after the transcript of Trump’s July 25 phone call with the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky and the complaint addressed to Congress were made public, eliminates the first-hand knowledge requirement and allows employees to file whistleblower complaints even if they have zero direct knowledge of underlying evidence and only “heard about [wrongdoing] from others.”
Even as someone who has been skeptical of many of the “deep state” histrionic claims by the less trustworthy on our side, this looks pretty shady. And it’s further proof that there are elements actively organizing against Trump in the government, just like he has said all along…