BREAKING: The media has found a NEW Trump scandal to obsess about and this one involves an IG and a whistleblower

Tonight there’s a new Trump scandal that the media are hyperventilating over, one of which we don’t actually know many details about. And of course it’s being reported by the Washington Post, with “former US officials” as the source:

The whistleblower complaint that has triggered a tense showdown between the U.S. intelligence community and Congress involves President Trump’s communications with a foreign leader, according to two former U.S. officials familiar with the matter.

Trump’s interaction with the foreign leader included a “promise” that was regarded as so troubling that it prompted an official in the U.S. intelligence community to file a formal whistleblower complaint with the inspector general for the intelligence community, said the officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly.

It was not immediately clear which foreign leader Trump was speaking with or what he pledged to deliver, but his direct involvement in the matter has not been previously disclosed. It raises new questions about the president’s handling of sensitive information and may further strain his relationship with U.S. spy agencies. One former official said the communication was a phone call.

Let me just stop here.

The Washington Post is trying to make this sound like Trump spilled classified information to an enemy or something. But for all we know this whistleblower complaint could be from an Obama holdover trying to create a scandal in the administration. We simply don’t have enough details to draw any conclusions right now and with the Democrats and media on a witch hunt to dethrone Trump, it’s best to take this with a grain of salt until we have more verifiable details.

It continues…

The White House did not respond to requests for comment. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence and a lawyer representing the whistleblower declined to comment.

Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson determined that the complaint was credible and troubling enough to be considered a matter of “urgent concern,” a legal threshold that requires notification of congressional oversight committees.

But acting director of national intelligence Joseph Maguire has refused to share details about Trump’s alleged transgression with lawmakers, touching off a legal and political dispute that has spilled into public and prompted speculation that the spy chief is improperly protecting the president.

The dispute is expected to escalate Thursday when Atkinson is scheduled to appear before the House Intelligence Committee in a classified session closed to the public. The hearing is the latest move by committee Chairman Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.) to compel U.S. intelligence officials to disclose the full details of the whistleblower complaint to Congress.

The complaint was filed with Atkinson’s office on Aug. 12, a date on which Trump was at his golf resort in New Jersey. White House records indicate that Trump had had conversations or interactions with at least five foreign leaders in the preceding five weeks.

They go on to point out that Maguire may be refusing to discuss this because of legal issues. And I would expect that the White House is also being very cautious with what it shares with Schiff and company because they leak everything to the media.

So that’s basically all we know at this point. If this is a real issue then I’m sure we’ll know more at some point in the future. But for now I’m remaining a huge skeptic on this.

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68 thoughts on “BREAKING: The media has found a NEW Trump scandal to obsess about and this one involves an IG and a whistleblower

  1. Regardless of who and what, when I reach the part of the statement that reads “speaking on the condition of anonymity”, I hit pause right there.

  2. Sometimes, I wonder if Trump is the one who trolls the media with these “bombshells…” it’s funny to watch the MSM trip over themselves without any facts!!

  3. This is beginning to make me think of the old story of the boy who cried “Wolf!” one too many times. Now no one even blinks.

    1. Bingo. Plus the Democrats are blaming Trump for all this chaos and offer themselves as the no drama party ..again. Not buying.

  4. I’m stealing this from someone. If Trump didn’t use the proper recycling recepticle, he faces impeachment. Democrats on other hand, can give away secrets, money and Uranium to whomever they want!

  5. Didn’t a former Obama intelligence hack allege something similar a week or so ago? It was fake news then, and is fake news now.

  6. Of course! Russia is dead so let’s start an new bunch of BS…yippee..are we going to get another “special counsel”…highly likely! I knew they wouldn’t stop.

    1. The whistleblower laws are there to allow the reporting of crimes, fraud, or abuse. They’re not really meant to allow someone to complain that they don’t like how the president is conducting foreign policy, which is pretty much at his discretion.

      Obviously, we don’t know enough details about what is going on here, but this all seems very fishy. I have a hard time believing that this controversy is worse than Obama’s secret deals with Iran, which certainly never triggered a whistleblower complaint.

      1. All I can tell you is that Trump’s handpicked IG determines this was serious, which means either he screwed up or, by definition, it doesn’t involve a policy disagreement.

        1. Or that he wants to avoid anyone claiming that he’s sweeping it under the rug.

          This is the same tactic used by Fusion GPS to get people to take their garbage dossier seriously: try to get the FBI to investigate, then leak the existence of the FBI investigation to fool the public into believing the evidence must be solid, or the FBI would never investigate.

          After nearly three years of investigation, it turned out there was no evidence to speak of for any of the allegations in the Steele dossier.

          So all those people that believed Trump was colluding with Russia because of the existence of an FBI investigation were deceived.

          To be frank, you’d have to be a fool to not be a little skeptical at this point.

        2. “Trump’s handpicked IG determines this was serious”

          The article doesn’t say that’s a direct quote from the IG in full context. Could be another distortion from an anonymous source. I’ve seen lots of quotes over the past couple of that required that nitpicky level of interpretation in order to fit the facts that were later revealed. These leaks tend to be carefully engineered. An appropriate level of skepticism should always be applied to them.

          1. This story has been going for a week or two. The fact that the IG determined it to be a matter of urgent concern, triggering the DNI’s obligation to report it to Congress, and the fact that notwithstanding the foregoing the DNI did not report it to Congress are not in dispute nor dependent on the word of these officials. The part of this that is news is the fact that it purportedly has something to do with a promise Trump made to someone.

            For the record, I think the DNI’s failure to fulfill his mandatory reporting obligation is the key problem and my view on that has nothing to do with the fact that Trump is purportedly the actor who triggered this report.

  7. More left wing facist BS from the WaPo yawn! Waddler er Nerdler wil have an investigation no doubt, keep it up Pinkos, keep opening up the door on your big noses!

    1. Divulging or declassifying information is one thing. We may not like it, but it is within his (and every other past president’s) rights to do so.

      Making pledges or promises to a foreign leader that may go against the best interests of the US and its citizens, for example, is another thing altogether.

      We do not know what this is as yet. If Trump’s own appointee found it credible and urgent enough, then I guess we have to trust or believe who Trump appointed, since he only hires “the best people”. But we still do not know what it is. It could be nothing at all, or it could be terrible.

      If this is serious, then I can only hope that we will not see a parade of the usual suspects making even more excuses and blaming everyone else for his wrongdoing.

      1. There’s no evidence at this point that it’s from a Trump appointee. The vast majority of the “intelligence community” are not political appointees.

  8. The Inspector General, whom Trump appointed, found the whistle blowers complaint “credible and urgent”. I have no idea what it is, but I’d wager it is …….credible and urgent.
    Whatever it is, it will become public. If it is nothing, bash away at the media.If it is horrible and illegal, for the love of God don’t say that he was joking, or whatever “deal” he made hasn’t been fulfilled so it’s fake news.

  9. Why wouldn’t it be created by the National intelligence Agency,there is still many Obama leadership positions still in place and they are excited as can be to get that information to Nadler and Schiff as quickly as possible.These spy agencies are probably still being controlled by Brennen and Clapper and lots of listening going on of Trumps conversations.

  10. Deep state is playing 11th hour CYA, in order to justify their FISA abuse actions in the Horowitz report.

  11. Horowitz IG report …tick …tick .. tick
    Expect a rash of these Democrat and deep state exculpatory fantasies for the next few weeks.

    The IG report is now in the deep states hands for “redaction” review – they know what’s in it, and they are trying to reverse engineer themselves out of any charges filed.

  12. Don’t know, but on it’s face it sounds impeachable.

    But…everything the Democrats have accused Trump of for the last three years has been a lie and extremely exaggerated. So until we get details and confirmation that it’s true and is as bad as they make it sound I’m not biting.

  13. “Mr. Ush, your comment shall not be permitted, and was therefore eradicated.

    “But why sir?”

    “It was long, Mr. Ush, quite embarrassingly so, and dull. And most dreadfully redundant. And worst of all OBSOLETE”

    “Yes, but I was trying to make a point, sir, I thought it was releva…”

    “Please Mr. Ush, spare yourself further humiliation and just shut up. Now, how then do you plead?”


  14. The hearing is the latest move by committee Chairman Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.) to compel U.S. intelligence officials to disclose the full details of the whistleblower complaint to Congress.

    Where’s that collusion evidence from child-predator lookalike Schiff?

    Is he waiting for the right moment?

  15. I love the WaPo says, “Blah, blah, blah.” I wasn’t convinced until they followed up with, “Yada, yada, yada.”

  16. Duh. Even as a stupid deplorable any story with a “former-official” (meaning Obama toadie) as the source of any story as well as the fact of where it comes from, (NYT, Post, MSM in general,) tells me it’s as fake as Joy Behar’s haircolor. All the conservative media does these days is debunk leftist lies instead of promoting a conservative agenda. I call that defense, and I am sick of the GOP playing defense all the time. A WaPo “journalist” emailed as many Trump employees as they could find addresses for practically begging them to shovel some dirt their way stressing how they would never be named, and their website was encrypted, blah blah blah. Trolling for click bait from their laptop instead of actually doing what used to be journalism.

  17. “involves President Trump’s communications with a foreign leader” as in Obama telling that Russian guy Putin to wait before he could do what he wanted?

  18. committee Chairman Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.)? Say no more, this is fake news. Schiff head has supposedly had the smoking gun to take Trump down, how many hundreds of times? Just another day that ends in Y.

  19. Remember last week when the media was in an up roar about the military stop overs in Scotland at the Trump hotel? It was cause for impeachment? Remember that? It began during the Obama administration because it was the least costly place to stop and the Trump Hotel was the least expensive in the area.


  20. I guess the walls are closing in or something. LOL. Yawn. Don’t get distracted people. Only 2nd amendment matters not all these distractions

  21. Next the Washington Post will report Trump and Putin were lovers, that Trump is preparing to nuke China, that he personally rigged machines in 2016, etc etc etc.

  22. Four Major Fake News Stories Led by Leftist CNN, Politico, NYT and WaPo in One Week

    Trump’s mishandling of classified information resulted in the CIA having to pull a key intelligence asset out of the Kremlin. – (Actually happened under Obama)

    New York Times Says CNN’s Jim Sciutto’s Report Blaming Trump For The US Losing An Intel Source Is Pure Bunk – (Happened under Obama)

    Air Force rerouting planes to Scotland so Trump’s Turnberry resort can benefit. – (Started under Obama)

    New York Times’ botched and desperate fake news Kavanaugh story is the latest in a series of blunders from Opinion section presented as reality.

  23. What number scandal is this now – 496-497? And this will be the one to bring him down. And how many are screeching about impeachment before the rest of us even finish reading about the so-called scandal? I will remain skeptical until I see some actual evidence this is more than just another witch hunt.

  24. From “an official in the US intelligence community.” That would be the same department fighting tooth and nail to keep the DOJ from investigating them.

    Just a coincidence, I’m sure.

    And I’m sure it has nothing to do with an attempt to get cover from the Democrat-controlled House as they resist the probe.

    I mean, I might be concerned, but surely Adam Schiff can be trusted….

    1. Just more “RESIST!” movement BS from the Commie-Socialist Progressive Demo☭rat Party and their soros/bezos backed associates on television, in print and on Facebook/Twitter.

      America needs to tune out on the MSM, vote out all democrats and keep our noses to the grindstone, working FOR our country, rather than allowing those who work against our country to prevail.

  25. Follow the “Bongino Rule”. Wait at least a day for the relevant facts to come out before getting too bent out of shape by reports like this from the MSM.

    1. I stopped listening to the MSM a long time ago; they are liars with an agenda that is unfriendly to Americans.

  26. Does anyone believe anything the media says today? I sure do not…this is all about next year’s election, the fact that the Commie-Socialist Progressive Demo☭rat Party is using covert deep state left-over employees of the obama administration, who have successfully remained in place, to make up more garbage about Trump. This must end. NO MORE DEMOCRATS IN OUR GOVERNMENT EVER and DRAIN THE DAM’D SWAMP!

    So sort of in the same vein, that freak, Mayor Pete butt-edge-edge, reveals what a hypocrite of the worst kind he is, and he knows it or he wouldn’t say people should not turn his hypocrisy into something “political.” The doctor who died and his family reported thousands of aborted baby’s remains buried on his property in butt-edge-edge’s town is a travesty, but for a pro-murder Commie-Socialist Progressive Demo☭rat like butt-edge-edge to feign disgust is a bit disingenuous. “Mayor Pete” is unfit to become POTUS! No telling how many killing fields will be strewn throughout the USA if that happens.

  27. Wait. What? Is this the same as Obama promising Medvedev that he would have more flexibility after the election?

  28. How about we look into this…Shrillery destroyed evidence! Yeah, we’re still waiting for the criminal to be charged.

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