While the mainstream media is redefining – or at least attempting to do so – the definition of a whistleblower President Donald Trump is aiming to keep himself occupied by ordering cuts to the U.S. national security budget following allegations of collusion between Donald Trump and Ukrainian officials.
According to the website of the Director of National Intelligence, “A Whistleblower is any individual who provides the right information to the right people.” As rightfully pointed out by others, one no longer has to be a first-hand witness or have any evidence to be a whistleblower. The alleged whistleblower, in this case, is said to have heard of wrongdoings any evidence is yet to be provided of.
Similarly to the Watergate Scandal (1972-1974), involving the administration of President Richard Nixon to install wiretapping and listening devices in the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee, according to the whistleblower Trump was allegedly trying to gain information by requesting Zelensky to have a DNC server delivered during a phone call on July 25th.
A partial form of the transcript of this call was released by the White House on September 26th and is also available here.
On September 28th Trump stated that the stock market would crash if he was impeached and Donald Trump followed this up a week later by requesting that China and Russia should also investigate Joe Biden. Since senior Russian officials are in particular very interested in Joe Biden due to the lucrative deal cut between a formel Ukrainian administration and investors such as Royal Dutch Shell and Emerstone Energy aiming to extract shale gas in Eastern Ukraine. These shale gas deposits are conveniently located in Kharkiv and Donetsk regions. Hunter Biden, son of Joe Biden, was on the board of one such company named Burisma Holdings, the largest private natural gas producer in Ukraine.
The Central Intelligence Agency, or short for CIA, has been rumored to be backing Donald Trump and the Trump Campaign and was trying to shield the U.S. president from the FBI. Head of CIA Gina Haspel was highly endorsed by Donald Trump and while the organization is largely on the president’s side some groups of the 22,000 estimated number of employees may share a different opinion on Trump.
President Donald Trump is said to have been ordered a large cut to the staff of the National Security Council according to five unnamed individuals. The White House is also said to be aiming to make Robert O’Brien the new National Security Adviser. Approximately 310 people are currently employed by the agency, although its actual size hasn’t been made public. Instead of letting them go, many such staff members who are currently with the agency will be returned from the assignments to their home agencies.
The U.S. National Intelligence Authority was founded in 1946 by an executive order issued by President Truman and is designated to provide advice to the sitting U.S. president on matters of foreign policy, military, and national security. The NIA was established to oversee the creation of the predecessor of the CIA. The 1947 National Security Act renamed the Department of War as the Department of the Army, the Department of the Navy into the National Military Establishment and created the Department of the Air Force. It also gave life to the CIA and the U.S. National Security Council in order to ensure coordination between the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps and the newly-created CIA.