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A leading candidate is veteran CIA officer Michael Barry, an assassination expert, as it happens, who was loaned out during Mike Pompeo’s brief stint as CIA chief. [/exnew
The whistleblower’s lawyer is Andrew Bakaj, a former CIA employee who got his start interning for Senator Chuck Schumer and then Hillary Clinton. The Washingtonian said Bakaj “actually wrote the CIA’s internal rules on whistleblowing.” Is that so? Did he write Form 401 then?
Clearly a part of the whistleblower gambit was an attempt to discredit Attorney General William Barr and set up a device that would force him to recuse himself from any further inquiry into shenanigans carried out in and around Ukraine since 2014, when the CIA and the Obama State Department overthrew the government of Viktor Yanukovych. Mr. Barr is a sturdy fellow. He may have seven ways from Sunday for countering their seditious monkeyshines. Wait for it.
Yep, he is the guy who wrote it out. Arrogance showing up once again as stupidity yet again. Thought no one would check it out.
Impeachment proceedings used to be news of unquestionable gravity. The week showed it’s just more fodder for the ideological and culture wars.
Two weeks later, President Trump back-peddled when asked by Sean Hannity why the Declassification had not yet occurred. The President said "allies" in other countries asked him to hold off on it.
originally posted by: IAMTAT
a reply to: EndtheMadnessNow
Rush ALSO said, today,...that we shouldn't count Hillary out, when it comes to her jumping into the 2020 race."
...as soon as Biden is out of the way.
Kurt Volker met with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday and announced he would be resigning from his post as U.S. special envoy for Ukraine, according to Arizona State University's State Press. A former career diplomat and one-time CIA analyst, Volker, 54, rose to prominence during the George W. Bush administration — rising to U.S. ambassador to NATO, and joined the private sector after the election of President Barack Obama.
originally posted by: cherokeetroy
Giuliani says McCain Institute head Kurt Volker wanted him involved in Ukraine
President Donald Trump's personal attorney is maintaining that State Department officials, including the executive director of the Arizona-based McCain Institute, sought his involvement in U.S.-Ukrainian affairs this summer
Rudy Giuliani took to Fox News and Twitter with screenshots of multiple text conversations that he said shows an effort by Kurt Volker and others to put him in touch with people surrounding Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky, who was elected in May.
Volker has not commented publicly on his involvement in the Ukrainian matter that is roiling Washington. The Arizona Republic's efforts to reach him for comment have been unsuccessful. The Arizona Republic has confirmed that Volker resigned his position as envoy on Friday.
On Sunday morning, 28 July 2019, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) spoke with Maria Bartiromo on Fox News and emphasized a name to her: Steven Schrage, an American with a background in politics and government who organized the conference at Cambridge University in 2016 at which Carter Page met Stefan Halper.
Sunday morning, Nunes made the point that we need to know more about Schrage and why he invited Carter Page to attend the conference.
But I’ll focus here on one aspect of Schrage’s record, which involves a long-time CIA associate of John Brennan’s. During the Romney primary campaign in 2007, Schrage introduced a man named J. Cofer Black to Romney. Schrage would have known Black, at a minimum, because they held positions at the State Department at the same time: Schrage as a deputy assistant secretary with the international law enforcement portfolio, and Black as an ambassadorial level senior expert on counterterrorism.
As a top official for CIA Director George Tenet, Brennan knew Cofer Black well prior to that transition. In 2005, Brennan moved on to join the private company The Analysis Corporation (TAC), around the same time Cofer Black left government service to become a vice president at Blackwater, the Erik Prince firm.
Black advised the Romney 2012 campaign as well.