There's no evidence Schiff helped write the whistleblower complaint

There's no evidence Schiff helped write the whistleblower complaint

There's no evidence Schiff helped write the whistleblower complaint

President Trump isn't buying Schiff's evasive defense. Perhaps a hoax perpetrated by the pharmaceutical industry.

A second whistleblower reportedly may file a complaint containing even more details of President Donald Trump's attempt to strong-arm the Ukrainian president into investigating his 2020 rival Joe Biden.

Trump and his allies maintain the complaint is part of a secret, coordinated effort to remove him from office.

"I'd go a step further".

"It's nothing short of a coup, and it must be stopped", a narrator says. Although the White Home has stonewalled Democrats in Congress investigating allegations raised within the particular counsel's report, the president has little related means to stymie whistleblowers from talking to Congress.The Trump administration had blocked Atkinson from sharing the whistleblower criticism with lawmakers however later relented.Trump and his allies have taken objective on the credibility of the unique whistleblower by noting that he had secondhand information.

The narrative that Schiff coordinated with the whistleblower was quickly dispelled by many reporters, including NBC's Ken Dilanian, and Matthew Rosenberg, one of the reporters who broke The Times article.

"I certify that all of the statements made in this complaint (including any continuation pages) are true, complete, and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief", whistleblowers are required to attest.

The inaccurate assertion was first made last week in online articles written by conservative news outlets that were shared by hundreds of thousands of social media users. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a Republican from California, spent about $100 for an ad claiming Schiff had put the country "through a nightmare".

Similar suggestions were repeated by Sen.

White House officials were not immediately available for comment.

What remains up for debate is whether the whistleblower accurately assessed Trump's intentions related to Zelensky.

The statement also says: "By law, the complainant - or any individual in the intelligence community who wants to report information with respect to an urgent concern to the congressional intelligence committees - need not possess first-hand information in order to file a complaint".

The largest super PAC (political action committee) backing Trump, America First Action SuperPAC, is not planning to target any of its advertising campaign at Schiff, the person familiar with Republicans' strategy said.

"We learn from the press today that Chm Schiff had prior knowledge and involvement in the WB complaint", Nunes wrote on Twitter. Ernst this week joined Republican Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa in calling for the whistleblower involved to be protected and Ernst said the Senate's investigation of the whistleblower's complaint will be handled by the Senate Intelligence Committee.

A person familiar with the briefing said Volker and Gordon Sondland, the USA ambassador to the European Union, had drafted a statement for Zelenskiy that would have committed Ukraine to investigate the Bidens and unsubstantiated allegations that Ukraine, not Russian Federation, had meddled in the 2016 U.S. presidential election on behalf of Hillary Clinton.

A longtime U.S. diplomat who served as Trump's special envoy for Ukraine spoke to congressional committee members and staff as part of the Democratic-led impeachment probe. While a letter from the so-called whistleblower to Schiff and Sen. The Federalist, for instance, published an article accusing the whistleblower of colluding with House Democrats before filing the complaint.

"Certainly, it's OK to get guidance - and that's what appears to have happened here", German said. Giuliani is mentioned 31 times in the whistleblower's complaint and is described as a "central figure" in Trump's efforts.

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