The so-called “whistleblower”, who claims President Trump acted improperly during a telephone conversation with Ukrainian President Zelensky, did not hear the conversation. He heard about it from someone else.
That, in a sane world, would end the issue right there. How can an anonymous “whistleblower” make a credible accusation about something he/she heard about from someone else? It is second-hand information. Hearsay. A rumor. In other words, it is absurd.
This kind of crap would be thrown out of any court in the country – probably with an angry admonishment from the judge that it should never have wasted his/her time.
But we’re talking politics – specifically, the latest Democrat/accomplice media-induced witch-hunt to take down the elected President of the United States. So a way was found to make the accusation appear credible.
How did they do it?
Excerpted from Sean Davis’s article at thefederalist.com:
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.
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.”
Got that? They changed the rules to say that “information” from someone with no first-hand knowledge of what he/she is talking about is okey-dokey.
Hey, we’re going after Trump here. So what’s your problem?
If that doesn’t make you sick to your stomach, I doubt anything will.
I can assure you Trump and his people – with 100% justification – will be making the same point over and over again from now until this impeachment farce runs its course.
And, if they are smart (these being Republicans, that is very much an issue), it will be combined with a message that…
…for the last two years, while President Trump was lowering unemployment, overseeing the creation of millons of jobs and renegotiating terrible international deals in our favor…
…all Democrats did for the first two and a half years of his presidency was to go on a fraudulent, two year collusion/obstruction witch-hunt which turned up nothing…
…and now, for the forseeable future they will be on a fraudulent impeachment witch-hunt based on nothing.
The one thing they have not done all this time is anything meaningful to benefit the safety and well-being of United States citizens.
In other words, the only thing Democrats are committed to is undoing the 2016 election – i.e. the will of the people – by any means necessary.
Would a message like that resonate?
Let’s put it this way: if it doesn’t, I don’t care who is President, this country is cooked.