He’s about to make everyone his enemy…
Lawmakers may endure ethics violations when they speak of the “whistleblower” whose complaint prompted the impeachment inquiry, warned Rep. Adam Schiff, the head inquisitor wanting to prosecute and eliminate President Donald Trump.
Byron York of the Washington Examiner mentioned in a tweet addressing Schiff’s November 12 memo:
Whistleblower started Trump-Ukraine matter, framed issue in way House Dems have adopted for impeachment. Now Chairman Schiff orders GOP: Do not talk about whistleblower in impeachment hearings. If you do, you’ll hear from Ethics Committee.
Whistleblower started Trump-Ukraine matter, framed issue in way House Dems have adopted for impeachment. Now Chairman Schiff orders GOP: Do not talk about whistleblower in impeachment hearings. If you do, you’ll hear from Ethics Committee. https://t.co/SPVajnNhlp pic.twitter.com/ZKcITQDjIb
— Byron York (@ByronYork) November 12, 2019
The investigation is undertaken by the Democrat-led House Committees on Oversight and Reform, Intelligence and Foreign Affairs. As Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Schiff is the probe’s chief.
The Intelligence panel leading the probe, the memo says, will not “facilitate any efforts by President Trump or his allies to threaten, intimidate, or retaliate against the whistleblower who courageously and lawfully raised concerns about the President’s conduct.”
Under a section known as, “Whistleblower Protection and Confidentiality,” the memo emphasized,
The Committee has a long, proud, and bipartisan history of protecting whistleblowers—including from efforts to threaten, intimidate, retaliate against or undermine the confidentiality of whistleblowers. … The Code of Official Conduct for Members of Congress requires that every Member “shall behave at all times in a manner that shall reflect creditably on the House.” The Committee on Ethics has historically viewed this provision as “encompassing violations of law and abuses of one’s official position.”
The left-wing media outlets, including CNN, the New York Times, and Reuters, have noted that the “whistleblower” is forbidden by current law to be known by everyone but the intelligence community inspector general who received the report.
However, Schiff is stopping committee members seeking the investigation into the impeachment from mentioning the leaker, much less identifying the “whistleblower.”
A different whistleblower lodged a complaint with ICIG last week trying to accuse the so-called brave leaker of the Democrats for breaking the law. The complaint says, “The impeachment leaker “weaponized” whistleblowing into a “very lucrative money-making enterprise.”
Schiff rejected the request to have both the Job Biden’s son Hunter and the “whistleblower” to testify.
In his complaint, the “whistleblower” for Democrats charged Trump of forcing Ukraine to investigate allegations of corruption against Joe and Hunter in exchange for aid during a July 25 call.
The allegations were denied by Trump, Ukraine and some witnesses of the impeachment probe. However, in the meantime, other witnesses have assumed that there was a quid pro quo which took place. To exchange for help, the President threatened Ukraine.
The resolution of the congressional impeachment investigation, adopted almost exclusively along partisan lines with two Democrats joining the Republicans in rejecting it, allowed public hearings starting today.