Ukraine! Ukraine! Ukraine! just doesn’t have the ring of Russia! Russia! Russia! Regardless, the CIA’s lawyer saw fit to interject herself.
Weeks before the whistleblower’s complaint became public, the CIA’s top lawyer made what she considered to be a criminal referral to the Justice Department about the whistleblower’s allegations that President Donald Trump abused his office in pressuring the Ukrainian president, U.S. officials familiar with the matter tell NBC News.
The move by the CIA’s general counsel, Trump appointee Courtney Simmons Elwood, meant she and other senior officials had concluded a potential crime had been committed, raising more questions about why the Justice Department later declined to open an investigation.
Maybe it’s because the domestic law enforcement (just the jurisdiction and all) didn’t find a crime??? And, this is from an NBC story, so it’s possible it’s all cleverly edited like a Florida 911 call. But, as-is, it’s double hearsay – reporting on a report about things that might have been heard… Impeach!
But, remember: Steve Bannon will now tell you that any conspiracy theory about “THE DEEP STATE” is totally nuts. No word on whether he would tell you that from Jeff Epstein’s house in Paris – where Bannon was a guest just last year. No deep state at all! It’s just the friend of a dead pedophile racketeer and foreign spy telling you to ignore what the fake news broadcasts about the Trumped (ah!) up allegations of a hysterical Congress contrived and based on the complaint of a leaking “asset” (and lawyer) (neither of whom are authorized by law to operate within the US) about the way the chief law enforcement officer and diplomat handled a criminal probe in a foreign country involving yet more usual suspects. Totally nuts…
Come to think of it … the obviously co-opted Judge Napolitano (sad, yeah) would say this is all very criminal. He may be right about the crime but wrong about the suspect.