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Monday, December 09, 2019

Inspector General: Second Ukraine Whistleblower May Step Forward

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

A second potential whistleblower with more direct knowledge of President Donald Trump’s apparent criminal activity toward Ukraine has contacted the intelligence community’s inspector general and is considering coming forward and testifying before Congress.

This individual, who like the first whistleblower is also an intelligence official, has not yet filed an official whistleblower complaint, The New York Times reports.

The second whistleblower was one of the intelligence professionals the inspector general interviewed to corroborate the facts presented by the first whistleblower.

The intelligence community inspector general, Michael Atkinson, has already notified Congress there is a potential second whistleblower.

 

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons, a novel and a memoir. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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