Scott Pelley Leads 60 Minutes Impeachment Coverage With Lie: “Whistleblower Under Federal Protection”…

CBS Reporter Scott Pelley led the broadcast of 60-Minutes presentation of the House impeachment of Donald Trump with a stunning claim:

“Tonight, “60 Minutes” has obtained a letter that indicates the government whistleblower who set off the impeachment inquiry of President Trump is under federal protection, because he or she fears for their safety.”

(Video and Transcript)

The claim is quite something.  A CIA operative that needs to be put under federal protection?  Wow. Immediately CNN and the media pounced on the opportunity to promote the “whistleblower” as a victim.

Except, they encountered one problem…. it’s not true.   Scott Pelley made it up.

Even one of the lawyers for the CIA whistleblower, Mark S. Zaid, had to try and clean up CBS’s false narrative:  “60 Minutes completely misinterpreted the contents of our letter.”

(Here’s the Link To The Letter)

Heck, if this is the propaganda within the pre-impeachment coverage, can you even imagine how much false media propaganda is yet to come….

UPDATE:  In a rather remarkable turn-of-events, CBS says they stand by their reporting and their sources…..  However, their sources are the ‘whistleblower’s’ lawyers.  The lawyers, aka the “CBS sources”, say CBS is fake news:

(Link to Tweet)

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393 Responses to Scott Pelley Leads 60 Minutes Impeachment Coverage With Lie: “Whistleblower Under Federal Protection”…

  1. Lulu says:

    May he and every member of the treasonous media rot in hell.

    Liked by 14 people

  2. Somebody's Gramma says:

    Never fear, the majority of us patriotic Americans have tuned them out, shake our heads in disgust, get up, go to work, pay taxes, and TEACH OUR CHILDREN WELL. Every time I hear someone slam the younger generations, I think, Nope! My adult children are all savvy to this charade, and they are teaching their children well. There are more of us than them. And yes, THIS is why we have the 2nd Amendment. This is EXACTLY why. Can I get an Amen?

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  3. NYMinuteman says:

    Again, the repeated reference to the “Whistleblower” are a clear manipulation by the Lawfare/Democratic propaganda campaign. The individual is a CIA LEAKER not a Whistleblower under the law. He/She had no first hand knowledge, and the matter at hand was not part of the intelligence community. It was a privileged and private conversation. Therefor, a LEAKER, NOT A WHISTLEBLOWER!

    The media’s keeps saying the Biden corruption story was “debunked” – it was NEVER investigated by any US/Ukraine law enforcement group as provided under our 1998 treaty with Ukraine. It was, in fact, simply shoveled under the rug in Ukraine after the supposedly inept prosecutor was replaced at Biden’s orders and extortion. There has never been an official US ethics inquiry into Hunter Biden’s repeated abuse of his family connection and his father’s position, all clearly undertaken with Dad’s approval. – after all he FLEW his son over to cut his dirty deals on an official US air craft (AF Two) – was the US even reimbursed for the cost of those flights?

    A Lawfare-manufactured LEAK dressed up as a “whistleblower” and when the POTUS releases a transcript which shows him defending US’ interests FIRST, and seeking assurances corruption and election interference will be thoroughly investigated before sending them another half billion dollars, this is somehow portrayed as criminal?? The only demonstrably criminal activity was the covered-up shenanigans of drug user and all around scumbag Hunter Biden.

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    • dallavise says:

      As far as I know, the CIA whistleblower complaint form was changed to include the possibility of hearsay, which is obviously an indication that the CIA is totally against this administration, I’m guessing for CYOA reasons. Including hearsay turns a whistleblower complaint into a political weapon, without repercussion.

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  4. REAPER says:

    “When they own the information they can bend it all they want”.
    John Mayer- Waiting on the world to change.

    Liked by 3 people

  5. Den says:

    Has anybody seen this article that was just published:

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/09/breaking-update-speaker-pelosi-and-adam-schiff-connected-to-prominent-ukrainian-arms-dealer-photos/

    Things are beginning o heat up for the other side. Let’s see what they try to spin on this one. Trump was right when he mentioned treason.

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    • Coast says:

      Sadly a huge percentage of Americans will hear of this….ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, etc has to be either reformed or stopped.

      Liked by 1 person

      • sturmudgeon says:

        did you mean “a huge percentage of Americans will NOT hear of this” ??

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        • 4EDouglas says:

          A clear majority of Americans don’t listen and don’t trust the MSM…

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          • Jederman says:

            This is true. I now believe the msm no longer targets their “reporting” at that majority. They’re not even talking to us.

            The target audience is the Lefty, unhinged, hater base and the FSA. They need to keep them on the rez and agitated. They, I believe, gave up on us long ago.

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          • swissik says:

            I disagree but I wish what you say were a fact. Although I live in CA I move in educated circles, and I find that most of these Americans are enamored of CNN et al. Many even believe what they read in the SF Chronicle which used to be a reasonable newspaper oh about 30-40 years ago.

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    • MR52 says:

      Now we know why they fought Benghaz, it was to was protected themselves.. Did you know that their is such a glut of provided arms in Syria that they were selling them online. Thank you Obama and Clinton. Our service men died because of their crap.

      It is all connected. It is not about Trump, it is about protecting all the illegal stuff they have been doing for years. Trump is the distraction.

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  6. Orville R. Bacher says:

    Hillary’s emails “blind-copied” to a Chinese group have nothing to do with the Demented Party’s panic over impeachment.
    My question is, “how many of our ‘Intelligence’ Community was on the take to foreigners, too?”

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  7. mark says:

    Mr. President please thank Mr. Wray and Miss Haspel for their service to the country and fire both of them. Appoint someone who you trust for each position as Acting Director for the term of 210 days and reappoint them until you leave the office of the President to the United States.

    The 4th column of our Government is the FBI and the CIA. If you want to stop the harassment from the Legislature and Judiciary please get control of these 2 agencies.

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  8. flatlandgoober says:

    Here’s the thing about the Left and their media puppets. They will do this over and over again – make up preposterous lies and pander to their base. Because they know they face no punishment for it.

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  9. A CIA agent is worried about his safety? Oh, right..give me a break. Oh, the whistleblower is now afraid because the POTUS, the one he is slandering, says he has the right to know his identity? This is surreal.

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    • The “fear” of retribution is part of the plan to get sympathy for the criminal. They did the same thing with Blasey Ford. She was afraid to go out. Then she was afraid to fly. Then she showed up after 2 weeks of “she’s afraid”. It’s designed to allow for another few weeks of enemedia smears while the criminal is coached.

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    • American Heritage says:

      There may not be an actual person who is “the whistleblower”. A this point it is just an assertion/ploy. If it becomes necessary to produce someone, the players in this farce can appoint one of their operatives to play the part of “The Whistleblower. Our political process has become just another episode in the long-running tragic-comedy series, “The Potemkin Follies.”

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  10. 2Alpha says:

    “All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.” Adolph Hitler

    Liked by 5 people

    • beach lover says:

      It was just stated by Bill Hemmer on FNC that the Dems have tried to move on to this “inquiry” about the Presidents Ukraine conversation because it is simpler and easier to understand than the Mueller investigation.

      Add to that, the media putting their spin and input from their sycophants in the Dem party and we have propaganda and an upending of the Constitution at it’s finest.

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      • Uh, Bill Hemmer, could it also be because the Mueller investigation sham didn’t work?? So the Dims move on to the next trick…

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        • beach lover says:

          Of course! But, its like they say… nevermind THAT maybe didn’t work.. but we KNOW something was done … so just hold that thought in your back pocket while we scrounge up some more food for the hungry-for-anything-against-Trump masses. It’s the constant piling on that will take effect. Look at what it did to Kavanaugh! There are enough folks not bothering to look at any of this for themselves, they will take the MSM and the Congress as truth and justice and that this is not political.

          The polls are already starting to show more people think Trump did something wrong with Ukraine. Nevermind that the whole point was what Biden did! Where are the polls on that? I must admit, Ive been out of the country and missed some of the news but, where are the members of congress making this simple fact?

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    • American Nationalist says:

      The problem for them is that their propaganda is neither popular nor easy to get. Infact more people will ask questions about Quid pro Joe then they will about Donald Trump.

      This has backfired yugely(no surprise). This now is a ploy to avoid prosecution for leaking. It won’t work.

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  11. Zippy says:

    Never call anyone from the CIA a “whistleblower” unless they are actually whistleblowing on the CIA, without the CIA’s permission, in a way that inconveniences the CIA.

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    • Daniel says:

      I think it should be more than highlighted that the CIA is NOT supposed to operate domestically. And yet we have the CIA interfering with domestic governmental affairs.

      Liked by 10 people

      • Zippy says:

        Exactly! Have you heard that point anywhere in interviews of the MSM? I haven’t been following any of them because this entire matter is pure BS, showing how INCREDIBLY corrupt the CONgress and three letter agencies actually are, rolling out soft coup after soft coup, and the BS controversy doesn’t merit much of my time.

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  12. 2Alpha says:

    “Let me control the media and I will turn any nation into a herd of pigs.” Joseph Goebbles

    Liked by 6 people

    • Realist says:

      Or as in the DumbocRAT case SHEEPLE

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    • czarowniczy says:

      “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

      Yup, Goebbels is my fav as an active propagandist. The man was a master and his methods are still in use and taught as gospel.

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      • mikeyboo says:

        The good news is the more the media promotes this smut against Pres Trump, the less most people seem to believe it. The rabid Democrat Left believes it-but they are not the majority of adults in this country.Also the enormous amount of funds now being raised for Pres Trump suggests that the Democrats are literally building Pres Trump’s army for him.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          True dat, they’re in the final stretch and they’re all in. If they win, they win. If they lose and Trump gets reelected I worry…

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  13. Concernedcitizen says:

    Those who believe that the “whistleblower” does not really exist are correct in a way – in reality the “whistleblower” is an actor playing the role of a “whistleblower”. The actor was handed a script by corrupt Dem attorneys (lawfare) working for the House Intelligence Committee under Schiff. The script the actor is working off of is a carefully crafted legal document known as the “whistleblower” complaint. The script writers took full advantage of the new whistleblower guidelines allowing for second and third hand heresay to be the basis of a complaint. In fact, the lawfare attorneys probably also crafted the new guidelines so as to make their script more compelling as well as to provide cover for bogus sources.

    In light of the above, the seditious conspirators cannot allow the actor to be unveiled since the plot would quickly unravel under scrutiny. So here comes 60 Minutes to the rescue – the “whistleblower” is in danger, don’t you know, and under federal protection (false). Can’t risk exposing the “whistleblower”.

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    • The Gipper Lives says:

      I agree. Just as Dirty Cop Mueller was recruited to be the public face of the FBI’s ongoing “Frame Trump”-team, this whistleblower was recruited to report the script he was given.

      I also think the Moles had the complete transcript, but are pretending it was second-hand hearsay. Why? To mask the Mole’s identity. Factual mistakes were probably inserted to accomplish the same end, perhaps even to cast suspicion on the innocent.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Thing is we don’t know where inside or for whom the Company whistleblower works. In all likelihood we never will either, what we are told, if we are, will be a convenience.

      These little bumps keep on turning up on Trump and his bigger nominees all of the time, an orchestrated string of issues designed to keep the negativity flying around Trump and effect the public’s perception of him. Classic, textbook, active measures in a regime change scenario.

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      • Concernedcitizen says:

        It has been said by others many times before, but it bears repeating: Unless and until somebody goes to jail, the coup attempts will continue.

        Liked by 3 people

        • czarowniczy says:

          Quite possibly but the managers will generally ensure that if a dawg takes the hit they generally know that they’ll get a safe spot in prison and a transfer to a min security site once the heat lessens. Their families will be taken care of too, it secures loyalty. Then there’s the flip side of that if the straw dawg doesn’t sit/heel/stay. Plata o plomo.

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    • nikned says:

      ODNI and the other intelligence agencies couldn’t be exempt from the CodeFedReg rules which require public notice, waiting periods, and public hearings and comments in order to change regulations they administer. If the forms were changed “ex parte” it would seem they merely have to be changed back.
      By the definition of the old statute, and it’s dependent form, this individual is not really a whistle-blower, so doesn’t warrant protections.

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  14. Daniel says:

    This is where the media is absolutely holding the hard line for the propaganda. Forget about the facts including the people who might lose their license to practice law saying “no, that’s not correct” they are doing it ANYWAY. For the media to go as far as they have been and are now, they absolutely have something HUGE to lose in all of this.

    I hope Sundance manages to put some processor cycles to find out what “the media” has to lose by ignoring facts and correction in this way. This is going hard core.

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  15. Right to reply says:

    Time to did the bones on the Democrats. What was Schumer and Schiff’s relationship with Epstein? Pelosi’s daughter tweeted “Favorites”. Who would be considered a favorite?

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  16. czarowniczy says:

    One can also look at the possibility that the network and someone managing a regime change active program somewhere in the Agency are canoodling. The Agency, just as PDs do, has its contacts in the MSM, they’re a vital part of operations, the public doesn’t easily get led/misled without them. The government entity gets a ‘trusted’ outlet and the media gets an ‘inside’ source that generates copy.

    The narrative regarding the whistleblower was starting to get shifted away from the preferred image to a less favorable one, less a working class hero and more of a 3rd hand snitch with a possible political agenda. The Agency was also starting to get tar on its fingers. Time for a much needed injection of sympathy into the plot, shades of a dozen Hollywood conspiracy movies where the hero is being pursued by shady shadowy agents intent on silencing him. Wow, movies made real, what better entertainment for Joan and Bill sub/urbanite to take in while they dine on their Lean Cuisine?

    Back to my main point: the CIA has been front and center with a number of foreign regime changes since it was created, it has folks whose full time jobs are that and can call on others. It also works with State on the process. We know that the Beltway intel agencies and State have fingers in the Dump Trump Coup so who’s to say that buried group(s) in the agencies aren’t still involved? When you have the power that some Federal agencies have, a power that runs deeper and wider than most people know, the temptation to use it…get my drift?

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    • Zippy says:

      “possible political agenda”!? I thought he’s been IDed and that, based on that, his pre-CIA work with Dims is documented. I’m not paying much attention to this pure BS.

      Isn’t it interesting that the same three letter agency that really got the SpyGate BS going has started soft coup attempt #2. I think we may have a rouge three letter agency here… along with a few others.

      DARN, one would almost think that there’s some kind of Deep State or sumpthin’.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        ‘A’ person may be ID’d but as this is being coordinated by folks deeper in the coup process I question whether s/he’s the actual whistleblower or the patsy/false flag for the leak.

        You can find a dedicated career employee, promise ‘him’ (damned post-modern pronouns) full cover and immunity and, when the dust settles, a continued career in one of the many government rabbit holes.

        They need an outlet for this and they probably aren’t short of volunteers.

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  17. L. Gee says:

    If they’re willing to do this now, then they’re going to try to censure everyone and everything that goes against their agenda. What plan do we have for when they shut down alternative forms of communication (CTH, lucianne.com, etc., etc.)?

    This appears to be all-out war. I suggest we plan accordingly so we aren’t caught with our pants down when everything goes black!

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  18. RJ says:

    Who watches 60 minutes these days? I haven’t for many years…

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    • Zippy says:

      I watch when I accidentally catch that they’re doing some kind of science or tech-related segment.

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    • yy4u says:

      I watched Sixty Minutes once — back in 2015 or early 2016. They had Vladimir Putin, Barack Obama and Donald Trump on in separate interviews. It was before Trump was the nominee — when the propaganda media thought he’d be the easiest candidate for Her Highness to defeat. The men were interviewed separately. Here’s what I saw:

      Putin – smart and cunning. Looked like he understood the questions in English but still waited for the translation, giving himself extra time. He came off as a mature, intelligent leader albeit one you would not want for YOUR leader. Can’t remember who the interviewer was, but he was professional enough.

      Trump – not nearly as glib as Putin (or Obama). A regular person who answered the questions. Came off as an intelligent, capable businessman. Can’t remember who the interviewer was, but he asked good if tough questions.

      Obama — when the interviewer got through paying his obeisances, he asked the then president softball questions, like “tell our viewers what makes you so wonderful…” (only a slight exaggeration). Obama answered with his usual aplomb. He was glib and polished but came off as immature and weak COMPARED to Putin and Trump. It was easy to see how Putin grabbed Crimea and nearly grabbed Ukraine with Obama as president.

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    • GB Bari says:

      LOL!

      My streaming service AT&T TV (formerly DirecTV Now) has blocked CBS because of a pricing dispute. So even though I haven’t watched 60 Minutes of Fibs since the early ‘90s, I’m not even tempted now.

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  19. Horus says:

    Short story: U clean the house or the house will clean you !! Pray for America cos this isnt looking good

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  20. Harlan says:

    “Scott Pelley made it up.”

    Of course he did. The dem media has learned that there are no consequences for outright lying.

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    • yy4u says:

      It’s very simple. We have a two tiered justice system, just like in the old USSR. If one is a high ranking member of THE PARTY, he or she is above the law. If one is NOT a high ranking member of THE PARTY, anything one does that is anti-Party control is illegal. See how simple it is?

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    • rayvandune says:

      NPR has been saying since day one that “Biden is mentioned a number of times in the Ukraine transcript.” That is a true statement, because “1” is indeed a number! One of the once a week Republican interviewees let them get away with it again this morning, even after he correctly note that this is a common exaggeration. To be fair, the Republican did say “Read the transcript” about a half-dozen Times!

      The emails that Republican fundraisers send out could easily contain the transcript as an attachment, or at least a link to a secure copy, right? Why don’t they?

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      • yy4u says:

        rayvandune — Because the RNC and establishment Republicans are PART OF THE RULING CLASS and thus part of the problem. Think back to 2017 — Trump is president. House is Republican. Senate is Republican. What got done that the Deep State/Ruling Class did not want done? And when it was getting to the point they could not conceal that they were closer to Democrats in office than the president we elected, Ryan resigned, but did not give up his speakership so he could control the legislation, incumbents resigned so the Democrats could win/cheat/ their seats and now we have Nancy Pelosii pushing impeachment and Republicans pretending they’re not in on it. It’s all a kabuki dance.
        And the sad thing is the time we should have acted was 1988 when we didn’t elect Perot who was warning us.

        Remember how Perot dropped out because he feared the Bushes were going to sabotage his daughter’s wedding — something like that — we thought he was exaggerating. Then he dropped back in and we thought he was crazy. Remember the ads depicting him (Perot) as crazy. (“They’re coming to take me away haha)? Now fast forward to the attempt to depict President Trump as crazy. Same group, same game. We just didn’t catch on in time.

        Nothing will happen to these people. We have two sets of laws in this country. Barr is an honest man, but he’s there to protect the system from us. Can’t have us knowing our FBI is totally corrupt, our DOJ is totally corrupt, our CIA is totally corrupt — might undermine our belief in our country. Barr is there to fix things. He might be holding his nose while doing it, but until somebody goes to jail for this I will not believe we have justice in the United States.

        Yes I’m seething. But I’m an old lady. And I and my Treehouse buddies here are pretty much helpless to do anything about something that’s been going on since 1992. I wonder that we did Donald Trump any favors, throwing him into this nest of vipers when he has NO support anywhere, not even within his own party.

        But revenge is a dish best served cold. So we wait. We might not be able to harm the Democrats, but by God once Trump is out of office, if I’m still alive and sentient, I will happily vote against ANY Republican I can find with the hope of ending that charade we call the GOP.

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  21. yy4u says:

    Scott Pelley protected the Obama Administration from Sharyl Attkisson’s reports. That’s all you need to know.
    https://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/sharyl-attkisson-scott-pelley-cbs

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    • islandpalmtrees says:

      This is from your article:

      According to Attkisson, her bosses at CBS were inclined to take the government at its word.

      “That if they say something we’re to believe it. If they put out a press release, we’re to report it,” Attkisson recalled. “And I come from an entirely different school of thought where I think of course we’re supposed to check those things out and look at them critically.”

      See the connection to my article below: The likely source of Attkisson problems were the CIA.

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  22. islandpalmtrees says:

    I haven’t seen any reference to the fact that the CIA has a long history of controlling the MSM. If you search on the internet, you will find an abundance of FOIA documents proving it. Then add, the legal “propaganda act” that allows directed propaganda at American Citizens. Signed into law by Obama.

    Then you add, who backed the selection of the current CIA director, SSCI. I would say, based on these events alone the CIA as allot to answer for!

    It may well be time to shut down the CIA?

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    • GB Bari says:

      Mockingbird Media. Since the start of the Cold War right after WW2, the secret side of the federal government has controlled most of the major media news content.

      But the Left has gone too far and enabled legitimate whistleblowers over the past decade to significantly expose this huge fraud and existential threat against our nation and western society

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  23. Rockitz says:

    Notice how they are hiding this individual’s identity so that his long trail of partisan and anti-Trump behaviour cannot be easily referenced by GOP questioners when he testifies before congress.

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    • islandpalmtrees says:

      These days our government is big into not allowing the defendant to face his accusers. First case in point is the FISA Act. No defendant present at the hearing, no review by your peers. And, directly unconstitutional. So why should we be surprised that we have the Intelligence Community (IC) saying anonymously that an American Citizen said something they don’t like. Not, only anonymously, but second and third hand.

      Let me play that back again “Not, only anonymously, but second and third hand”. Remember, we fault a War to prevent people like this – wearing black uniforms with an SS from spying on their citizens. Back then we called them NAZI’s. These days, these same people look like Adam Schiff or should I say Joseph Goebbels.

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  24. Jenevive says:

    Where is Mike Pompeo he should have some idea
    what is going on here from his time at the CIA.. certainly
    he knows what is normal what is not..is he advising POTUS.
    Why did he recommend Gina Hapsel why is she not being
    called to testify? Is POTUS asking her what is going on
    there?

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    • islandpalmtrees says:

      I wonder, if Mike Pompeo realizes that the State Department has a propaganda section? Wish I could, say that I am making this stuff up.

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  25. Tom says:

    I’m have a hard time keeping count. Which way from Sunday are we on now?

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  26. askandgettruth says:

    i have not watched these treasonous traitors for about 35 years. every day i know the reason why. how can this dumbed down country ever survive much longer. the fires of revolution have been lit

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  27. yy4u says:

    I believe the masks are fully off now. The Ruling Class (Dems AND Repubs) are fully in charge and they don’t much care that we know it. What can we do?

    The exact same thing is going on in Britain with Brexit, i.e. Tories and Labour colluding to obstruct the will/vote of the Brits who voted to leave the EU.

    Dr. Angelo M. Codeville laid all this out in 2010 FIVE YEARS before Donald Trump declared for the nomination.He deliniates into “The Ruling Class” and “The Country Class” (us).

    Rmember, this was FIVE YEARS before Trump even declared —“For it’s part, the country class’s greatest difficulty will be to enable a revolution to take place (what we did in the voting booth in 2016) without imposing it.” And therein lies our dilemma. We have voted and like Brexit, the Ruling Class said,”No, your vote counts only if you vote for us.”

    Here’s the article in full: https://www.independent.org/publications/article.asp?id=4725

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    • Zippy says:

      “What can we do?”

      In a hopelessly corrupt system, just ONE thing:

      MAKE DAMNED SURE TRUMP IS NOMINATED AND REELECTED IN 2020.

      “The Ruling Class (Dems AND Repubs) are fully in charge and they don’t much care that we know it. The exact same thing is going on in Britain with Brexit, i.e. Tories and Labour colluding to obstruct the will/vote of the Brits who voted to leave the EU.”

      Yep. Trump bypassed the bought and paid for globalist vetting process of the UniParty by literally hijacking the Rep machine, something only a very wealthy and well known person can do. He therefore must be destroyed. For the umpteenth time, from the 2014 Princeton University study:

      Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens

      http://scholar.princeton.edu/sites/default/files/mgilens/files/gilens_and_page_2014_-testing_theories_of_american_politics.doc.pdf

      Excerpts:

      A great deal of empirical research speaks to the policy influence of one or another set of actors, but until recently it has not been possible to test these contrasting theoretical predictions against each other within a single statistical model. We report on an effort to do so, using a unique data set that includes measures of the key variables for 1,779 policy issues.

      Multivariate analysis indicates that economic elites and organized groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on U.S. government policy, while average citizens and mass-based interest groups have little or no independent influence. The results provide substantial support for theories of Economic-Elite Domination and for theories of Biased Pluralism, but not for theories of Majoritarian Electoral Democracy or Majoritarian Pluralism.

      In the United States, our findings indicate, the majority does not rule—at least not in the causal sense of actually determining policy outcomes. When a majority of citizens disagrees with economic elites or with organized interests, they generally lose. Moreover, because of the strong status quo bias built into the U.S. political system, even when fairly large majorities of Americans favor policy change, they generally do not get it.

      …the preferences of economic elites (as measured by our proxy, the preferences of “affluent” citizens) have far more independent impact upon policy change than the preferences of average citizens do. To be sure, this does not mean that ordinary citizens always lose out; they fairly often get the policies they favor, but only because those policies happen also to be preferred by the economically-elite citizens who wield the actual influence.

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      • Elle says:

        While I won’t argue the stats or disagree with what is written, I think that is the mindset of generals fighting the last war. I don’t agree with the statement noted above saying that “The Ruling Class (Dems AND Repubs) are fully in charge”. They are NOT FULLY in charge. The problem for them is that they don’t realize that fact yet and are operating as if it were still true. They have descended into farce and think that they can sell their farce on the evening news like they used to. Maybe. That remains to be seen. Have you seen the lines at the Trump rallies? Who waits in line to go to rallies? The public now understands that much of our government operates like a global syndicate trafficking drugs, guns, humans, technology and tax dollars. That the evening news does not report that fact does not change that fact.

        I do agree, however, that if the left regains power though other means, they will no longer care or pretend to hide it anymore. Regaining power at any cost is their only hope at this point. If they fail…well…Hillary Clinton said it best.

        Desperate men require desperate measures. They are desperate and getting more reckless every day.

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        • Zippy says:

          “They are NOT FULLY in charge.”

          TECHNICALLY you are correct. They have never DIRECTLY refused to seat an elected politician. So, voting CAN work when, as I pointed out, who you are ALLOWED to vote for includes, in an -EXTREMELY RARE- event, someone who has bypassed the party machine vetting process and is a true boat rocker.

          However, as we see, the true powers that be described in that study then work to influence via lies and propaganda a mostly inattentive voting public, most of whom, unlike those of us here, do not realize to what INCREDIBLE extent they are being lied to by all factions of the powers that be (the Reps who are majority RINOs or totally spineless, Dims, Hollywood, the media, academics, etc.).

          The 2020 election will show how successful or unsuccessful that effort has been.

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    • Raptors2020 says:

      The Ruling Class everywhere (London, Paris, Washington) congregate in large cities and develop a Fort Apache mentality: the civilized versus the savages.

      Brexit was passed by the northern and rural English (Country Class); the Ruling Class will not comply.

      France’s Marcon tried to tax the Country Class to pay for his grandiose save-the-world climate change plan. The Country Class donned yellow vests and invaded Paris.

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  28. itsy_bitsy says:

    I knew when I first heard the story that it was a lie! So who are they afraid of? Antifa? Oh that’s right, Antifa and the whistleblower (?) are on the same side. Name one radical leftest who has been endangered by the right!!! Not a single one!

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  29. Big Jake says:

    GASLIGHTING.

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  30. beach lover says:

    Why is everyone acting like this Biden story is only known because of Trump’s phone conversation? There has been books and numerous articles from very accredited journalists telling of the Biden scams… long before the latest news articles.

    Biden has always been a liability to the Dims this time around. His many corrupt connections is only part of the problem. The Dims want him out… so Warren can take the nomination. They will sacrifice him in this story to try to muddy the waters and to get something.. anything to connect it to Trump. It’s like they just cant seem to distinguish between ASKING for information on a crime.. and the fact there WAS a crime and who is reporting on that! ?

    As John Sununu pointed out we now have a holy trinity of politics trying to take down a sitting President and undo the will of the people… that being the corrupt Democrats, the embedded deep state IC, and the national media.

    It’s what was used for Mueller, Kavanaugh, and now this. It’s also what has protected Hillary, Biden and the Obama administration in all of the scandals that really were impeachable offenses.

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    • yy4u says:

      exactly, Beach Lover — but my point is that they are now so powerful — or think they are — or so in charge — or think they are — that they no longer try to disguise it. It is out in open and in our face(s) and they’re saying “SO? Whatcha gonna do about it? We have media, Establishment (Ruling Class), Deep State (bureaucrats), you have one measly president who can’t blow his nose w/o one of us spying on him. That’s how I see their arrogance in this. Britain is going through the same thing with Brexit. So you voted for Brexit. Tough luck. We are in charge and we say no, we won’t go. Now what are YOU going to do about it? Why we (and the British people) were playing nice and by the rules, THEY were quietly taking control. Remember Chavez was ELECTED. It’s been nearly 50 years since the left bothered to take over a country other than via the ballot box.

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  31. huecowacko says:

    Scott Pelley is Dan Rather redux.

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  32. Bubby says:

    If no one knows who the whistleblower is why does he need “Federal Preotection’? How does someone who is unknown get death threats? My guess is once his name is known leftists will issue the death threats and blame us deplorable trolls!

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  33. jimboct says:

    I think all subpoenaed administration officials should refuse to comply until the speaker brings an impeachment inquiry to the floor of the house for an official up and down vote. The investigation in name only isn’t legitimate until a full house vote.
    Your move, Nancy

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  34. Zippy says:

    Among other great stuff, he points out a HUGE Pelosi slip in that 60 Minutes interview. She apparently wears an expression that indicated she knew she had slipped, but for obvious reasons she didn’t DARE ask 60 Minutes to edit it out.

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  35. Daniel says:

    “My client fears due process will result in his being arrested, tried, convicted and punished.” Yeah, I’d say that’s about right.

    But keep in mind the form (and requirements) were changed specifically to accommodate this farce. To factually add “hearsay” into the legal process is beyond the imagination.

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    • TwoLaine says:

      They did this to Kavanaugh. They did this to TRUMP throughout his candidacy & Presidency. They want hearsay to be admissible in a court of law, or at least Congress. We cannot let that happen.

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  36. For those who think a 2/3 vote to convict in the Senate is an unattainable number, Trump was rebuked 68-22 on his desire to bring the troops back from Afghanistan and Syria. That’s 2/3. I’m no Constitutional expert but I believe it’s 2/3 of present Senators which means vulnerable Rinos could get a pass. The Constitution is vague and McConnell has a lot of latitude in how to set procedure (including not to vote at all, apparently). Let’s watch McConnell like a laser beam over the coming weeks. This is not the usual mirage of Red-vs-Blue team. The teams are the Uniparty and Trump, the former consisting of Dems and Rinos. We already know that if they could get away with it without political ramifications, they’d do it in a heartbeat.

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  37. TRProst says:

    Exactly. Since when did the law change to add domestic political espionage to the CIA charter? And where is the Senate oversight of the CIA? Why is the CIA Director not being asked to testify as to why the CIA is spying on the White House? There truly is no one in Washington DC interested in defending our President or enforcing the rule of law.

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  38. Anon says:

    Seriously thank you for your excellent coverage.

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  39. jleonard14 says:

    The Rush Limbaugh show and the rest of the conservative talk radio here in Las Vegas is the CBS affiliate. So they have 5 minutes at the top of each hour for their “news”. Every day, like today as I write this, when the Dow is up 150 points, at the end of the newscast they say “the Dow is up 150″…when it’s down they give the Dow number, the S&P number, and the Nasdaq number. 100% of the time. And they think we don’t notice.

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  40. wtd says:

    President Trump’s words are a danger to the whistleblower whose complaint triggered the impeachment inquiry, lawyers claim

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  41. wtd says:

    Geezus, I hadn’t seen this opinion regarding Obama’s IRS and the Tea Party.

    The misconduct was extensive, at the highest levels, and no one ever faced serious repercussions.

    Read the court’s opinion here (it’s in plain language, easily understandable):

    http://www.opn.ca6.uscourts.gov/opinions.pdf/16a0069p-06.pdf

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    • yy4u says:

      So what’s new? The Politburu members get away with stuff.

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    • daylight58 says:

      As an aside, and since I am close friends with someone who had to deal with the IRS’ conduct towards some 501c3 organizations….

      (well, and I served in a senior leadership position in one of the western states).

      One of the charitable organizations that got ‘special scrutiny’ from the Obama-era IRS was the Patriot Guard Riders organization. You know… the group that honors our fallen service personnel, veterans, and first responders, with (as requested by the family) a final motorcycle escort, flag line, and non-violent separation of the funeral from a certain protest group.

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  42. TwoLaine says:

    I haven’t watched it and am still deciding if I want to waste my time, but the clip Fox is showing of Nitwit Nancy’s part in it she clearly LIES. She says he asked them to CREATE dirt. Really? When?

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  43. Hey 60 minutes about obtained a letter means nothing Because
    nothing But made staff,
    Hey we wasn’t born yesterday,stop BS,

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  44. louche9 says:

    Yes, “the media should always accurately report facts”, but the media ceased being the media long ago, on the slow train to Infotainment Cllickbait, Inc.

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  45. JuzSayn says:

    Hasn’t who ever relayed Trumps conversation with Ukraine also disclosed the fact that the government is looking for the DNC “hacked” server in Ukraine and revealing this to black hat deep state corrupt players. I’m pretty sure this is a crime.

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  46. JD^2 says:

    Mr. Mayor has been subpoenaed. Into the Briar Patch…!!!

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  47. This is the same freaking playbook they used during Kavanaugh’s hearings. Remember when Christine Blasey Ford’s attorney’s were “negotiating” with congress for her to testify because she claimed she didn’t feel safe?

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  48. Richard Baker says:

    Why? Are the Clintons involved?

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  49. mutantbeast says:

    more fake spews. Lets not forget SeeBS has a Blather long history of lying, like the fake documents scam of 2004(On 60 Minutes 2 no less, which ended Blather and his fellow commie Mary Mapes career) , SeeBS also had to pay how much to General Westmoreland for there lying “ducumentary” that Westmoreland knew about Agent Orange? The same SeeBS that employed Walter the commie for how many years? the same SeeBS whose lead “anchor” Edward Murrow, was affilated with the puke who helped the Rosenburgs steal the Hbomb info that was sold to the Soviets? THAT SeeBS?

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