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MSM Defends CIA's "Whistleblower," Ignores Actual Whistleblowers

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The word "whistleblower" has been trending in news headlines lately, but not for the reasons that any sane person might hope for.

"Read the whistleblower complaint regarding President Trump's communications with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky," says The Washington Post. "Trump responds to hearing on whistleblower complaint," says MSNBC. "Trump-Ukraine scandal: what did the whistleblower say and how serious is it?," writes The Guardian. "Whistleblower complaint says White House tried to 'lock down' Ukraine call records" announces CBS. "Whistleblower's complaint is a devastating report from a savvy official," declares CNN.

So who is this "savvy official"? Who is this courageous whistleblower who boldly shone the light of truth upon the mechanisms of power in the interests of the common man? Who is this brave, selfless individual who set off an impeachment inquiry by taking a stand and revealing the fact that the US president made a phone call in July urging Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky to help investigate corruption allegations against Joe Biden and his son?

Well believe it or not, according to The New York Times this brave, noble whistleblower who the mainstream media are currently championing is an officer for the Central Intelligence Agency.

 

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Caitlin -- first Tulsi Gabbard ("impeachment would be divisive!") and now you!

All those things are true. It's likely a CIA scheme to "get" Trump. But so what? And impeachment will be "divisive." But so what? And the Biden's are corrupt. Yeah, great -- let's get em! But if Trump isn't impeached the bar for impeachment is forever through the roof. Executive power will be forever unquestionable. Has anyone heard of "precedent"? Can we focus on the Constitution? The impeachment process can be an important education on our Constitution, and on the separation of powers. And if it's voted down the venality of those opposed will be fully exposed.

Why can't the Left learn to say "yes" to an opportunity?

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You are suggesting that we seize the opportunity to cheer for a "good guy" who swung a chair at the bad guy before disappearing down the aisle in a pro wrestling match. Trump is in the WWE Hall of Fame. You are watching actors perform according to a script. Cheer on. This all is melodrama on the way to a DNC assisted Trump reelection.

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You seem to be suggesting a reality where an all-knowing, all-powerful conspiracy is in control. In my reality there are various factions of various people with agendas that conflict and get out of control. I can't imagine why you want to get involved in yours.

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You need only pull back the curtain to see the Great Oz.

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Do you really think it is a good idea to lower the bar for impeachment any further than it has been? The next Democratic president will be harassed on the basis of 2nd hand leaked information too. I think it is inevitable.

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The bar of impeachment has been lowered? You think Trump is being harassed for things he didn't do? He's admitted asking the Uk. president to get information of the Bidens. If "the bar" was properly adjusted he would have been impeached long ago for emoluments and obstruction. Hello?

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