At The Washington Examiner, Mike Brest explains that before the whistelblower’s complaint against President Trump was even filed, Trump’s most psychophantic enemy in Congress, Rep. Adam Schiff already knew about it. He writes:
House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff knew the details of the whistleblower’s complaint against President Trump before it was filed because the CIA officer went to one of the committee aides beforehand, according to the New York Times.
After a colleague went to the agency’s top lawyer and feeling unsatisfied with the status of the response, the whistleblower approached a House Intelligence Committee aide with the basic facts of the upcoming complaint.
The aide told the officer to follow the standard procedure, which includes hiring a lawyer and filing an official whistleblower complaint within the intelligence community. The aide then proceeded to inform Schiff of the conversation but left the whistleblower’s identity anonymous.
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