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So-Called Whistleblower Failed To Follow The Law

Jeff Katz
October 03, 2019 - 11:42 am

The CIA whistleblower failed to follow the law that protects members of the intelligence community reporting government wrongdoings by going to Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) before going to the Inspector General, the New York Times reports.

According to the report, Schiff, the head of the House Intelligence Committee, learned of the CIA officer's concerns about President Trump's phone call to the Ukrainian president days before the whistleblower filed an official complaint with the inspector general.

This violates the Intelligence Community Whistleblower Protection Act of 1998, which states that an official concerned with wrongdoing within the government must report it directly to the inspector general before telling congressional members in positions of authority in the intelligence community.