Good Day World!
The acting Director of National Intelligence, Joseph Maguire, has until Tuesday to come clean about a whistleblower whose complaint was buried in his department.
In an announcement late Friday from House Intelligence Committee Chairman, Adam Schiff, he accused Maguire of illegally withholding a whistleblower's complaint deemed to be extremely important.
If Maguire ignores the request to release the whistleblower's complaint, he'll be required to testify in an open hearing on Thursday to explain his action.
What triggered the cover up was a letter to Schiff Monday from the Intelligence Community inspector, notifying him that a whistleblower's complaint of a cover up was determined to be credible and of "urgent concern."
The next day Schiff requested the full and unredacted whistleblower complaint, and all records pertaining to his department's involvement in the matter.
The request emphasized releasing all correspondence with other Executive Branch actors including The White House.
Schiff warned, in a letter to Maguire, that he was concerned about why the complaint wasn't passed on, and who was behind it's concealment from getting it to Congress (the complaint was more than a month old).
In a brief press release Schiff said, "A Director of National Intelligence has never prevented a properly submitted whistleblower complaint that the IC IG determined to be credible and urgent from being provided to congressional intelligence communities."
The question is, how detailed was the whistleblower's account and did it involve Trump as Schiff suspects? The White House, and the Department of Justice, have been partners in crime since Trump slung into office.
This latest assault on justice is just another example of how far this nation has sunk, with a crooked president and a DOJ that mindlessly does his corrupt bidding.
Time for me to walk on down the road...