The New York Times just dropped a bombshell about Adam Schiff and the whistleblower and President Trump is calling it a scandal.
The New York Times is reporting that the CIA whistleblower used a colleague to contact Adam Schiff before filing his complaint.
Trump when asked about this by Fox News’ John Roberts said he thought Adam went so far as to write the complaint himself.
Wow, the plot thickens. From The Hill:
The CIA officer whose whistleblower complaint is at the center of the impeachment inquiry into President Trump consulted with the House Intelligence Committee before filing it, The New York Times reported Wednesday.
The whistleblower initially had a colleague convey his concerns that Trump asked Ukraine’s leader to intervene in the 2020 presidential election to the CIA’s top lawyer before going to Congress, current and former officials told the Times.
The whistleblower then reportedly changed course and spoke to an Intelligence Committee staff member who suggested that the person hire a lawyer and file a complaint.
The staffer shared part of the whistleblower’s concerns with the committee’s chairman, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), but did share the person’s identity with anyone, according to the Times.
“Like other whistle-blowers have done before and since under Republican and Democratic-controlled committees, the whistle-blower contacted the committee for guidance on how to report possible wrongdoing within the jurisdiction of the intelligence community,” Patrick Boland, a spokesperson for Schiff, told the newspaper.