It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
originally posted by: Jason79
The whistleblower didn't have direct knowledge of the communications, an official briefed on the matter told CNN. Instead, the whistleblower's concerns came in part from learning information that was not obtained during the course of their work, and those details have played a role in the administration's determination that the complaint didn't fit the reporting requirements under the intelligence whistleblower law, the official said.
Even CNN admits the complaint is hearsay.
originally posted by: links234
This was a non-binding vote of 'unanimous consent' meaning, no one voted on anything. There was no one arguing in favor or against, it just happened.
Slightly misleading to suggest 100-0 vote.
originally posted by: ErEhWoN
The Senate unanimously passed a nonbinding resolution Tuesday calling for the whistleblower complaint related to President Trump's communications with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to be released to the House and Senate Intelligence Committees. The resolution was hotlined, meaning that it bypassed regular Senate procedures such as floor debates and went straight to a vote where it was passed by unanimous consent. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) asked to pass it, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kent.) did not object, arguing that he's through with all the speculation and just wants the facts.
Was just talking to my dad about how impeachment was a waste of time with the CONservatives controlling the Senate.
This actually shocked me....not shocked it hasn't been posted here.
Whats that sound?......
Its coming from John Trumps supporters here.....it goes
originally posted by: Willtell
Trump and his tyranny have to be checked. He has to abide by the law. He has to by law give the whistleblower complaint to the Congress.
Obama’s Legacy: A Historic War On Whistleblowers
....his ongoing and unprecedented federal crackdown of whistleblowers.
As for Obama’s record, here’s what history will show: In his eight years in office, the Obama Justice Department spearheaded eight Espionage Act prosecutions, more than all US administrations combined. Journalists were also caught in the crosshairs: Investigators sought phone records for Associated Press journalists, threatened to jail an investigative reporter for The New York Times, and named a Fox News reporter a co-conspirator in a leak case. In Texas, a journalist investigating private defense contractors became the focus of a federal prosecution and was initially charged for sharing a hyperlink containing hacked information that had already been made public.