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Whistleblower accuses Trump appointees of downplaying Russian interference

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posted on Sep, 9 2020 @ 09:41 PM
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An other whistleblower


Washington (CNN)A whistleblower is alleging that top political appointees in the Department of Homeland Security repeatedly instructed career officials to modify intelligence assessments to suit President Donald Trump's agenda by downplaying Russia's efforts to interfere in the US and the threat posed by White supremacists, according to documents reviewed by CNN and a source familiar with the situation.

The whistleblower claims that acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf instructed DHS officials earlier this year to "cease providing intelligence assessments on the threat of Russian interference" and, instead, focus their efforts on gathering information related to activities being carried out by China and Iran.
Trump and several of his top national security advisers have repeatedly sought to emphasize the threat posed by China in recent months while downplaying the intelligence community's warnings related to Russian interference in the 2020 election.
DHS did not immediately respond to CNN's request for comment regarding allegations that Wolf and Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli ordered officials to change intelligence assessments for political reasons but have broadly denied either man took actions that constitute as an abuse of power, as stated in the complaint.
The complaint also alleges that Wolf and Cuccinelli, both Trump appointees, directed officials to change intelligence assessments to ensure they matched up with misleading public comments from Trump about Antifa and "anarchist" groups, according to a complaint filed with the DHS inspector general.
Separately, both Wolf and Cuccinelli also tried to alter a report to downplay the threat posed by White supremacists and instead emphasize the role of leftist groups due to concerns about how the initial language would reflect on the President, according to a source familiar with the claims raised by the whistleblower.

cant lead by fear for ever...people start talking

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www.cnn.com...

wow im curious to see what Trump supporter have to say about that one

in my opinion its doing the opposite than protecting the american people...its selling your country for political gain and to be on the good side of putin....
edit on 9-9-2020 by THeGreaTZoiD because: correction

edit on Wed Sep 9 2020 by DontTreadOnMe because: trimmed long quote IMPORTANT: Using Content From Other Websites on ATS




posted on Sep, 9 2020 @ 09:48 PM
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a reply to: THeGreaTZoiD

and it say



Wolf stated these instructions came from National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien, according to the complaint. It also says Murphy told Wolf he would not comply with these instructions because doing so would "put the country in substantial and significant danger," the documents say.
The complaint also says that in June the DHS chief of staff told Murphy to "cease any dissemination of an intelligence notification regarding Russian disinformation activities" until Murphy discussed the matter with Wolf directly.
DHS spokesman Alexei Woltornist said in a statement to CNN late Wednesday that "the Department generally does not comment on the specifics of OIG referrals, but we flatly deny that there is any truth to the merits of Mr. Murphy's claim."
"DHS looks forward to the results of any resulting investigation and we expect it will conclude that no retaliatory action was taken against Mr. Murphy," he added.
National security adviser Robert O'Brien denied knowing Murphy when asked about the allegations included in the complaint, telling Fox News: "I don't know who he is and it's hearsay."
These new allegations come as intelligence officials have said there is evidence that Russia is currently interfering in the election to hurt Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's campaign.


every dirty tricks....


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posted on Sep, 9 2020 @ 09:51 PM
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Still waiting for the direct evidence of collusion that Adam Schiff told America he had. Almost like he's a lyng dog face pony soldier.



posted on Sep, 9 2020 @ 09:59 PM
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originally posted by: PurpleFox
Still waiting for the direct evidence of collusion that Adam Schiff told America he had. Almost like he's a lyng dog face pony soldier.


the evidence where there the rep lead senate was to coward and scare to loose power to convict him and remove
looks like at the end they will lose it all anyway


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posted on Sep, 9 2020 @ 09:59 PM
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Let's see. No real source, making outrageous allegations. Has no evidence. Sure, we can do this again I guess.


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posted on Sep, 9 2020 @ 10:02 PM
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With the lies that the left and CNN spread before, who is going to believe them even if there actually is something going on. Trump is not in colusion with Russia, Putin does not like Biden either, his son was one of the players in the Ukraine garbage so Biden is also not liked very much by Russia. If there was real evidence, I am sure that Homeland Security would examine it, but with all the lies pushed by the left, they are probably discounting most BS that is being tossed at them. Trump went through a trial and investigations before and he was not found to have any collusion with Russia. Russia wants turmoil in this country so starts all kinds of media rumors so that it tears our country apart...It is a propaganda game to make Americans doubt all of our politicians. We interfere in other countries elections and they interfere in ours. All countries hire some people to try to get people they want in charge of other countries, it is business.



posted on Sep, 9 2020 @ 10:02 PM
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originally posted by: Stupidsecrets
Let's see. No real source, making outrageous allegations. Has no evidence. Sure, we can do this again I guess.


His name is Brian Murphy.

www.nytimes.com...



posted on Sep, 9 2020 @ 10:04 PM
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Chad Wolf instructed DHS officials earlier this year to "cease providing intelligence assessments on the threat of Russian interference" and, instead, focus their efforts on gathering information related to activities being carried out by China and Iran.


Can you explain why this is the wrong decision? If so, now is your chance.


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posted on Sep, 9 2020 @ 10:05 PM
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originally posted by: THeGreaTZoiD

originally posted by: PurpleFox
Still waiting for the direct evidence of collusion that Adam Schiff told America he had. Almost like he's a lyng dog face pony soldier.


the evidence where there the rep lead senate was to coward and scare to loose power to convict him and remove
looks like at the end they will lose it all anyway


Schiff seems to be pretty quiet lately, he must be under some kind of criminal investigation for trying to overthrow the president or something. Pelosi doesn't care if she gets charged, she will call it a setup that she fell for like the lie she said about the hairdresser she has been going to for a while.


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posted on Sep, 9 2020 @ 10:07 PM
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It appears the Democrats are moving onto their next hoax.


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posted on Sep, 9 2020 @ 10:07 PM
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a reply to: THeGreaTZoiD

Don’t forget to check under your bed for Russians tonight.

Still voting Trump....the only sane choice.



posted on Sep, 9 2020 @ 10:08 PM
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a reply to: rickymouse

^^^
This^^



posted on Sep, 9 2020 @ 10:14 PM
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How many times do you get to cry russia before we as a nation collectively tune you out?

Cnn: let's find out!

It is getting beyond funny and becoming clinical at this point.

We need to find a cure for TDS it is destroying our nation.



posted on Sep, 9 2020 @ 10:14 PM
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originally posted by: 1947boomer

originally posted by: Stupidsecrets
Let's see. No real source, making outrageous allegations. Has no evidence. Sure, we can do this again I guess.


His name is Brian Murphy.

www.nytimes.com...

i bet they dint read and probably wont
even if we bring a video of trump eating a baby they wont believe....
exactly like fanatic religious


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posted on Sep, 9 2020 @ 10:15 PM
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originally posted by: THeGreaTZoiD

originally posted by: PurpleFox
Still waiting for the direct evidence of collusion that Adam Schiff told America he had. Almost like he's a lyng dog face pony soldier.


the evidence where there the rep lead senate was to coward and scare to loose power to convict him and remove
looks like at the end they will lose it all anyway


Another eloquent post with well reasoned content from the poster that brought us.


the patriot fudge packers are just fake christian tug


I think somebody is gunning for a Pulitzer with all these high caliber posts.


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posted on Sep, 9 2020 @ 10:15 PM
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This reminds of that time when the whistleblower complaint was part of a conversation overheard by a guy who said he heard a guy or something ...



posted on Sep, 9 2020 @ 10:16 PM
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a reply to: Ksihkehe

Nikole Hannah-Jones?



posted on Sep, 9 2020 @ 10:16 PM
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a reply to: THeGreaTZoiD
Do you even know who adam schiff is?

More poorly attempted bs.
Typical from its source.



posted on Sep, 9 2020 @ 10:17 PM
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a reply to: THeGreaTZoiD

Why do you all HATE President Trump so much ?????

It is insanity...



posted on Sep, 9 2020 @ 10:19 PM
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originally posted by: NightFlight
a reply to: THeGreaTZoiD

Why do you all HATE President Trump so much ?????

It is insanity...


They don’t even really know but it’s obvious they hate America.



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