Whistle-blower Who Accused Trump Of Conversation With Foreign Power Claims It Was Based On “Hearsay”
The anonymous White House whistle-blower that claimed President Trump had an inappropriate conversation with a foreign power now known to be Ukraine reportedly made that claim based on hearsay.
On Saturday, Fox News’ political analyst Brit Hume noted how CNN admitted that the political firestorm is all based on a whistleblower, thought to be a White House intelligence agent, with second-hand information.
The CNN story suggests, “It is hard to see how any of this ends well” but doesn’t mention the whistle-blower’s precarious grip on his inside information until the reader is deep within the report.
“The whistle-blower didn’t have direct knowledge of the communications, an official briefed on the matter told CNN.”
“Instead, the whistle-blower’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 whistle-blower law, the official said.”
Meanwhile, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko denied that the conversation between Donald Trump and Ukraine involved any sort of “pressure” from the president, as The Daily Caller reported.
The conversation has led to many allegations based on what President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky might have discussed.
There have been reports that President Trump attempted to coerce Zelensky to open an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden’s son’s Ukrainian business interests.
Failed 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton believes that Donald Trump asked Ukraine to influence the 2020 elections, tweeting Friday: “The president asked a foreign power to help him win an election. Again.”