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Thu Sep 26, 2019, 02:00 PM

NYT: Whistle-Blower Is a C.I.A. Officer Who Was Detailed to the White House

Whistle-Blower Is a C.I.A. Officer Who Was Detailed to the White House

His complaint suggested he was an analyst by training with an understanding of Ukrainian politics.


WASHINGTON — The whistle-blower who revealed that President Trump sought foreign help for his re-election and that the White House sought to cover it up is a C.I.A. officer who was detailed to work at the White House at one point, according to three people familiar with his identity.

The man has since returned to the C.I.A., the people said. Little else is known about him. His complaint made public Thursday suggested he was an analyst by training and made clear he was steeped in details of American foreign policy toward Europe, demonstrating a sophisticated understanding of Ukrainian politics and at least some knowledge of the law.

The whistle-blower’s expertise will likely add to lawmakers’ confidence about the merits of his complaint, and tamp down allegations that he might have misunderstood what he learned about Mr. Trump. He did not listen directly to a July call between Mr. Trump and President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine that is at the center of the political firestorm over the president’s mixing of diplomacy with personal political gain.

Lawyers for the whistle-blower refused to confirm that he worked for the C.I.A. and said that publishing information about him was dangerous.

More: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/26/us/politics/who-is-whistleblower.html

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Reply NYT: Whistle-Blower Is a C.I.A. Officer Who Was Detailed to the White House (Original post)
MelissaB Sep 2019 OP
Mike Nelson Sep 2019 #1
maxsolomon Sep 2019 #2
highplainsdem Sep 2019 #3
MelissaB Sep 2019 #4
volstork Sep 2019 #7
lark Sep 2019 #5
Pacifist Patriot Sep 2019 #8
scheming daemons Sep 2019 #6
lark Sep 2019 #9
TeamPooka Sep 2019 #10

Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 02:03 PM

1. Good news...

... I fell better about his safety.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 02:03 PM

2. OMG DEEP STATE!

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 02:04 PM

3. I can hear Trump and his minions screaming "Deep State" about this. Well, they're already screaming

it, but even louder...

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 02:06 PM

4. This is interesting to read, but I am concerned about the safety of the whistle-blower.

I don't know about this NYT. I don't know.

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Response to MelissaB (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 02:09 PM

7. This individual needs to be protected

in every way possible.

trump and his minions are playing by Russian mob rules...

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 02:08 PM

5. Fuck, I wish they had just kept quiet about this.

OMG, I bet you big $$ drumpf has already assigned someone to see who was on duty from CIA in WH and will have called PUtin for advice. This guys' life is now in bigtime danger with drumpf trolls out to get him and sicced on him by the president. I am worried for him and for us!!

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Response to lark (Reply #5)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 02:12 PM

8. Agreed

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 02:09 PM

6. The NY Times is putting this man's life in danger

 

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Response to scheming daemons (Reply #6)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 02:16 PM

9. I really hate NYT!

I discontinued my subscription over a year ago in protest of their perfidy and now they are doing 10x worse. OMG!!!

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Response to scheming daemons (Reply #6)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 02:17 PM

10. The same NYT that outed Valerie Plame for Cheney? What a shock. Not.

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