CIA Whistleblower ‘Professionally Tied’ to 2020 Candidate; 2nd ‘Whistleblower’ Was First One’s Source

CIA Whistleblower ‘Professionally Tied’ to 2020 Candidate; 2nd ‘Whistleblower’ Was First One’s SourcePosted: 09 Oct 2019 08:54 AM PDTA CIA employee who lodged a whistleblower complaint over President Trump’s request that Ukraine investigate former Vice President Joe Biden has a “professional relationship with one of the 2020 candidates,” according to the Washington Examiner‘s Byron York – citing a source familiar with last Friday’s impeachment inquiry interview with Inspector General Michael Atkinson.Now we know why House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) won’t release the transcript…“The IG said [the whistleblower] worked or had some type of professional relationship with one of the Democratic candidates,” said York’s source.“What [Atkinson] said was that the whistleblower self-disclosed that he was a registered Democrat and that he had a prior working relationship with a current 2020 Democratic presidential candidate,” said a third person with knowledge of the testimony.All three sources said Atkinson did not identify the Democratic candidate with whom the whistleblower had a connection. It is unclear what the working or professional relationship between the two was.In the Aug. 26 letter, Atkinson said that even though there was evidence of possible bias on the whistleblower’s part, “such evidence did not change my determination that the complaint relating to the urgent concern ‘appears credible,’ particularly given the other information the ICIG obtained during its preliminary review.”Democrats are certain to take that position when Republicans allege that the whistleblower acted out of bias. Indeed, the transcript of Trump’s July 25 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is a public document, for all to see. One can read it regardless of the whistleblower’s purported bias. –Washington ExaminerIn short, a registered Democrat on the CIA payroll went to Adam Schiff’s committee, who referred him to a Democratic operative attorney, who helped him file a whistleblower complaint on a form which was altered to allow second-hand information.Update: Former State Department official Peter Van Buren told Tucker Carlson on Monday that the second ‘whistleblower’ is simply the the source for the original ‘second-hand’ complaint. (h/t Gateway Pundit)‘The aristocrats’This is just the beginning, thank you to @ByronYorkhttps://t.co/1ceplqe5MZ— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 8, 2019Republished from ZeroHedge.com with permissionThe post CIA Whistleblower ‘Professionally Tied’ to 2020 Candidate; 2nd ‘Whistleblower’ Was First One’s Source appeared first on We Are Change.
The Real Reason China is Censoring South Park and the NBAPosted: 08 Oct 2019 03:22 PM PDTIn this video we discuss information and the Chinese government. The government in China knows just how important information is and that’s why they’re engaged in an information war right now.We discuss Hong Kong, the NBA, and South Park and how China’s tight grip of control doesn’t only manifest in China as a social credit score system, a surveillance state, and censorship — it also influences more than you think in the United States. And at the same time, an economic battle is unfolding between the technocratic state of China and the United States, two massive, artificially inflated economies that are as large as they are because of debt. Will it lead to a hot war?In this video I reveal exactly what went down with the NBA and why they’re in hot water with China. I also reveal the ways in which Hollywood repeatedly bows down to China. As it turns out, South Park produced an ingenious episode on Chinese censorship in the United States. Unironically, the show is now blacklisted, censored, and banned from China’s internet as China attempts to erase in real time the things it doesn’t like.And of course we discuss the many ways in which Trump is cracking down and blocking Chinese companies out of fear in the United States and how censorship isn’t unique to China.The post The Real Reason China is Censoring South Park and the NBA appeared first on We Are Change.
Syrian Kurds Say ‘Partnership’ With Assad or Russia Likely If Turkey InvadesPosted: 08 Oct 2019 09:48 AM PDTAs we predicted in the wake of the White House’s late Sunday announcement that “Turkey will soon be moving forward with its long-planned operation into Northern Syria” and that American troops will withdraw from the “immediate area” — this will ensure that the United States’ Kurdish proxies in Syria, now in Erdogan’s cross hairs, will quickly do a deal with “the devil we know” — that is, come under the protection of Assad and the Syrian Army.On Monday the commander of the US trained and armed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), Mazlum Abdi, indicated just that in a bombshell statement. “We are considering a partnership with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, with the aim of fighting Turkish forces,” he said.“This is one of the options we have on the table,” the top SDF commander added. In the statement he further called on the American people to put pressure on President Donald Trump to stay the course in northeast Syria.No doubt this is sure to get the immediate attention of the top Pentagon brass, given current and former defense officials (in both the Obama and Trump administrations) have routinely said that among US goals in Syria is ensuring Syria’s Kurdish militias do not seek rapprochement with Damascus.In most places were the Kurdish YPG/SDF are dominant, they simply inherited control of territory which the Syrian Army had in 2013 and 2014 rapidly withdrew from amid an intense al-Qaeda/ISIS onslaught. Thus throughout the war in many local areas along the Euphrates Kurdish and pro-Assad forces have entered into pragmatic and tacit cooperation, despite being official “enemies” based on Kurdish-US partnership.Of the possible looming US troops withdrawal, or at least a withdraw from crucial border posts in the north, Abdi said in an interview with NBC News: “Frankly, this makes us disappointed. The decision harms Syrian trust in the United States and the credibility of the United States.”The Commander-in-Chief of the Syrian Democratic Armed Forces, Mazlum Abdi: “We are considering a partnership with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, with the aim of fighting Turkish forces.”#Twitterkurds #Rojava #SDF #SAA #Turkey #TSK pic.twitter.com/gARn4Rdom0— Rojava Network (@RojavaNetwork) October 8, 2019The SDF commander also addressed the question of the thousands of ISIS prisoners currently in Kurdish SDF custody: “Monitoring ISIS prisoners imprisoned in Syria is a ‘second priority’ now that the United States has paved the way for a Turkish attack that is likely to target our forces along the border,”Abdi explained.Concerning talks with Damascus, which have actually been quietly occurring off and on for months (possibly years), the Syrian Kurdish parties are no longer negotiating from a position of strength, and will have little choice but the cede much of their prior autonomy to the Syrian state once protective US forces finally exit.A separate top Syrian Kurdish official Badran Jia Kurd, told Reuters:“If America vacates the area and especially the border area for certain we, as a self administration and as the SDF, will be forced to study all the available options.”“At that time we may hold talks with Damascus or the Russian side to fill the void or block the Turkish attack, so this may develop and there could be meetings and contacts in case of a vacuum,” he added.Of course, the future fate of Syria’s key oil and gas fields  the vast majority of which are located precisely in current Syrian Kurdish/US-backed SDF zones — will be an interesting question. Damascus may ultimately lose a major chunk of its sovereign territory along the northern border to the Turks for a long time to come, but may regain its domestic energy resources once again.But if past Trump administration unpredictability on Syria is any sign, the entire situation could be reversed just as quickly as this week’s events have been initiated.Republished from ZeroHedge.com with permissionThe post Syrian Kurds Say ‘Partnership’ With Assad or Russia Likely If Turkey Invades appeared first on We Are Change.

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