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3. I know about the information I am disclosing here and:
☐ I have direct and personal knowledge
☐ I heard about it from others.
Intel Community Secretly Gutted Requirement Of First-Hand Whistleblower Knowledge
Between May 2018 and August 2019, the intelligence community secretly eliminated a requirement that whistleblowers provide direct, first-hand knowledge of alleged wrongdoings. This raises questions about the intelligence community’s behavior regarding the August submission of a whistleblower complaint against President Donald Trump. The new complaint document no longer requires potential whistleblowers who wish to have their concerns expedited to Congress to have direct, first-hand knowledge of the alleged wrongdoing that they are reporting.
The brand new version of the whistleblower complaint form, which was not made public until after the transcript of Trump’s July 25 phone call with the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky and the complaint addressed to Congress were made public, eliminates the first-hand knowledge requirement and allows employees to file whistleblower complaints even if they have zero direct knowledge of underlying evidence and only “heard about [wrongdoing] from others.”
the newly revised “Disclosure of Urgent Concern” form
originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: JHumm
Except in this case no rule was changed. A form was.
And it is not required that form be used to file a complaint. The whistleblower submitted a letter addressed to the Intelligence Committees of the House and Senate. That's all it takes.
There's another thread about this:
Any revision to any type of form especially government forms is by it's own definition, A rule change.