Coup Developments: Adam Schiff’s Staff Dealings with Whistleblower against Trump
Oct. 3, 2019 (EIRNS)—Adam Schiff’s staff was in touch with the so-called whistleblower against President Donald Trump, well before the whistleblower filed his complaint on Aug. 12th, according to a story in the New York Times on Oct. 2. The CIA man—the whistleblower—originally went to CIA counsel, rather than to the Intelligence Community Inspector General in the story told by the Times, preemptively, we believe, because Schiffless knew it would all ultimately come out. Worried that his talk with CIA Counsel triggered a White House investigation, he went to the House Intelligence Committee to report his complaint, according to the Times. Since almost all federal offices have posters in them about how to report whistleblower complaints, one might conclude that the whistleblower is blind.
Schiff had previously denied any foreknowledge of the complaint. Schiff’s staff referred him to a whistleblower lawyer. John Kiriakou takes up this aspect of it over at Consortium News. An actual whistleblower, like Tom Drake or Kiriakou, rather than someone in the CIA assigned to take down the President, would never employ Mark Zaid, who, Kiriakou argues, based on his personal knowledge, sells actual whistleblowers down the river.
Republican Senators Chuck Grassley (IA) and Ron Johnson (WI) have put Schiff’s media campaign concerning the whistleblower complaint under the microscope, sending a letter Oct. 2 to Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson about the concerted drip campaign using classified information, which began with the Washington Post’s Sept. 18th story, and asking the IG to say what he knows about it.