The Anti-Trump ‘Whistleblower’ May Be a CIA Officer — and May Have Had Help

By PoliZette Staff | September 27, 2019

As questions swirl about the identity of the so-called whistleblower who reported on President Donald Trump’s July conversation with the Ukraine president — and caused a firestorm that continues at this moment — Fred Fleitz, a former CIA analyst, raised some important questions late this week.

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Specifically, Fleitz wonders whether or not this so-called whistleblower acted alone.

He thinks not.

In comments shared Friday morning with LifeZette, Fleitz said, “The way this complaint was written suggested the author had a lot of help. I know from my work on the House Intel Committee staff that many whistleblowers go directly to the [intelligence] oversight committees.”

So “did this whistleblower first meet with House Intel committee members?” Fleitz asked. “It is therefore important that Congress find out where this complaint came from,” he added. “What did House and Senate intel committee Democratic members and staff know about it and when? Did they help orchestrate this complaint?”

Fleitz added that he is “troubled” by the complaint. He’s wondering “how an intelligence officer could file it over something a president said to a foreign leader. How could this be an intelligence matter?”

“I am very familiar with transcripts of presidential phone calls, since I edited and processed dozens of them when I worked for the NSC [National Security Council],” said Fleitz. “I also know a lot about intelligence whistleblowers from my time with the CIA.”

Fleitz served in 2018 as deputy assistant to the president and to the chief of staff of the National Security Council. He previously held national security jobs with the CIA, the Defense Intelligence Agency, the Department of State, and the House Intelligence Committee staff.

Today he is CEO of the Center for Security Policy.

Related: Here’s How Much the ‘Whistleblower’ Really Knew About Trump’s Phone Call

As he also wrote in an op-ed published on Thursday in The New York Post, “My suspicions grew this morning when I saw the declassified whistleblowing complaint. It appears to be written by a law professor and includes legal references and detailed footnotes. It also has an unusual legalistic reference on how this complaint should be classified.”

“From my experience, such an extremely polished whistleblowing complaint is unheard of,” Fleitz added. “This document looks as if this leaker had outside help, possibly from congressional members or staff.”

Let’s recap some essential — and in some cases, some new — details.

Here are three:

1.) The “whistleblower,” as has been explained, never heard Trump’s call himself/herself — and is relying only on reports from another person (or several people). So it was hearsay.

That scenario raises far more questions than Democratic members of Congress have been willing to admit — but one that Republicans have reminded them of and will, repeatedly.

It raises questions about who those “reporters” of Trump’s phone call might be, what their political leanings are (one can imagine), and how and under what circumstances they fed information to the “whistleblower.”

2.) The New York Times now has identified the whistleblower as a male CIA officer — with executive editor Dean Baquet explaining that the news outlet reported “limited information” about this individual’s identity so readers could “make their own judgments about whether or not he is credible.”

Federal whistleblowers, however — as Axios noted on Friday morning — are protected by law. “Readers and some in the national intelligence community expressed concern that revealing too much detail in media reports could put the officer’s life and reputation in danger and deter future whistleblowers.”

All of this could reveal the re-opening of a political agenda against Trump. It’s worth pointing that a Democratic lawmaker — Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) — actually said not long ago that if Congress doesn’t impeach the president, “he might be re-elected.”

Related: Julian Castro Laughs When People Suggest ‘Prison’ for Trump

3.) Bryan Dean Wright, a former CIA officer, told “Fox & Friends” on Friday morning, “We have seen this for the past three years. It started with [Jim] Comey and [James] Clapper and [John] Brennan releasing that Steele dossier in January of 2017, pushing that into the public [and] kneecapping the president. It starts there. We now have somebody who the IG himself has said has a political animus [against] the president. This is a CIA analyst, a senior official who we now believe to be the whistleblower,” added Wright.

“We have seen this [before] … Certainly [it’s] a degree of political bias in the intelligence community at the highest levels … We keep seeing this over and over again. And it has got to stop.”

Wright added that if individuals working within the administration or within the intelligence community have bias against the current president — that bias must be acknowledged.

It must be made clear and brought to light.

What’s going on right now, he said, “is a horrific precedent.”

He added that he believes Trump’s release of the transcript of his phone call with the Ukrainian president was the right thing to do.

See these tweets about the latest revelations — and share your thoughts on all of this.

This piece originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.

Read more at LifeZette.com:
Hillary Clinton Calls President Trump ‘A Corrupt Human Tornado’
Here’s How Much the ‘Whistleblower’ Really Knew About Trump’s Phone Call
Castro, Still a Presidential Candidate, Laughs When People Suggest ‘Prison’ for Trump


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  • "Federal whistleblowers, however — as Axios noted on Friday morning — are protected by law. “Readers and some in the national intelligence community expressed concern that revealing too much detail in media reports could put the officer’s life and reputation in danger and deter future whistleblowers.”

    Yes, they are. But spies are not. And this individual is a sniveling dirtbag of a spy. Other rules apply to him.

  • There are only a hand full of Congress men that have the gonads to stand and show what the Demon Rats are doing. The Rhino re pukes are scared of their own shadows. They all need to be voted out and replaced with honest patriots that want to uphold the constitution.

  • While, even the lefts ex CIA operative,Bakaj, acts has a lawyer for the whistleblower, "A lawyer for the whistleblower, Andrew Bakaj, refused to confirm this information." Which, I'd almost suspect points to Bakaj has the fake, set in place, mysterious whistleblower, tooting the progressive beast's horn..."Andrew Bakaj and Mark Zaid are involved in Whistleblower Aid, a nonpartisan legal nonprofit...“Bakaj served as an intelligence officer and criminal investigator with the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Central Intelligence Agency. Bakaj won DoD’s Investigator of the Year award in 2012 for his work on chemical weapons storage. He personally wrote both CIA and DoD agency regulations prohibiting reprisals against whistleblowers. Andrew Bakaj of Compass Rose Legal Group PLLC serves of counsel to Whistleblower Aid.” https://heavy.com/news/2019/09/andrew-p-bakaj/

  • Please explain how Schiff was tweeting about this issue 2 weeks before the whistleblower complaint was released to Congress? The actual complaint, written like a lawyer would, the footnotes show the tie of a Soros supported organization. Right there in the document. Simple, Schiff committed treason when he read fake content to millions of people for the Congressional record. Parody, yes, you can do many of those in JAIL for the attempted coup you are the spearhead for. LIES have another "legal" name, called FRAUD. The created text represented as fact and a direct attack against a President to overthrow him is TREASON or a COUP. Either way, your a$$ needs to be in jail. I vote for 60 FBI SWAT agents at 5 AM.

  • My take is there are no whistleblower,Schitty Sniffy took a month to create that leak,just like the Steel dossier.

  • THIS is NOT a whistle blower, in ANY sense of the word! He is a RIGHT OUT SPY! A professional, placed there, once again, to spy on the now president of the United States. Can some get me a SEDITION sandwich???

  • No one wants to say the T word.
    Treason is when you try to bring down your OWN GOVERNMENT.
    There must be a line between a true whistle blower, and someone who has an eye to bring down a duly elected President.
    This all new to America.
    Presidents were assassinated in the past by bullets....now the cohorts are using their MAIN STREAM MEDIA bullets.

  • If you will remember correctly, Hunter Biden was being investigated until his Daddy, VP Joe, had the investigator fired and then blackmailed Ukraine by withholding funding. This all happened before Trump became our President. This was perfectly acceptable when Obama and his Dem administration ran our country. Our justice departments have many corrupt Dems still there and will do whatever they can to destroy Trump. Guliana didn't have to fix anything, but he is Trump's attorney which gives him the right to get any information necessary to protect his client. You do remember Hillary and the DNC paid foreigners to lie about Trump and then made sure there lies got to the media? Pelosi, Schumer, Schift, Nadler and the squad love to tell more lies and then get their media lackeys to print it. Use your brain, duh.

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