Whistleblower complaint at odds with earlier memo he wrote
Fox’s Catherine Herridge has dropped significant news that further calls into question the Ukraine whistleblower complaint.It looks like the whistleblower embellished his narrative about the conversation with his hearsay source. This is another reason why he should be made to reveal his source and get direct testimony from that source.
The report says that the whistleblower wrote a memo about the July 25 Trump-Zelensky Ukraine call on July 26, the next day.
The whistleblower said that he made a record of the conversation he had with a White House official concerning the call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.”
The memo describes the official as saying the call was ‘crazy,’ ‘frightening,’ and ‘completely lacking in substance related to national security.’”
That completely contrasts with descriptions of the call by others including both President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Zelensky who called it “normal.” It also contrasts completely with the public transcript released which doesn’t show anything crazy or frightening at all.
The memo claims that having a transcript of the call was normal practice.
But in an even bigger contradiction, according to the Fox report, the whistleblower’s memo says the president did not raise the question of “security assistance,” seemingly completely contrary to the same person’s later claim in his complaint that there was a discussion of aid being threatened as a quid pro quo. This was central to the complaint. The complaint was constructed later and filed on August 12, after contact with the congressional aide to Rep. Adam Schiff’s committee.
Fox tried to ask the whistleblower’s attorney about the conflict.
Fox News reached out to the whistleblower’s attorneys, who did not immediately respond....
On Friday, the lawyers did not respond to Fox News’ questions about their client’s failure to disclose his or her contacts with House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff’s staff, as well as the whistleblower’s prior work history with a current, prominent Democratic politician.