Whistleblower vs Leaker. Where do we draw the distinction?

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    Nope. This is a conservative conspiracy theory. It is not true.
     
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    Nevermind the simple fact that Quid Pro Quo isn't against the law either.
    Just like Collusion isn't against the law.
    If it was most of the media and the Democrats would be in prison today.
     
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    He's very carefully not consuming any actual news, that's pretty obvious.

    And he's behind on his talking points by several days.

    Maybe he's just depending on gossip here? It wouldn't be all that surprising.
     
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    Btw, if the government actually did have the factual evidence that an employee LEAKED information that was classified, the employee would be fired.

    The fact that this EC guy was not fired, is a tell tale sign that the right wing allegations of him being the leaker of that other stuff, has NOT been PROVEN as fact.
     
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    No.

    It wasn't Joe Biden, it was the US government, along various EU governments, the IMF, and other organizations.

    Please stop propagating fake news.
     
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    No need to draw a distinction in this case since Schiff(less) alleged "whistle blower" seems to be a partisan hack who has only 2nd or 3rd hand information. When you factor in the astonishing news that the whistle blower's lawyer admitted to engaging in a political coup (treason?) on the day of Trump's inauguration you can't help but understand how crazy the left has become.
     
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    Well,going through a former whistleblower process, with officials forms and through official channels, and allowing the IC IG to determine the credibility and urgency of the complaint, might be your first clue...
     
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    Right.

    There is no law of collusion...

    There is no law of quid pro quo.... it's called bribery, or extortion, or government employee corruption....
     
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    And biden is neck deep in all of those.
     
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    Rep. McCaul: Sondland testimony confirms no quid pro quo
    Then Vindman tried to change his transcript of the call later, after he first reported no quid pro quo! Why? He is also deeply involved with The Atlantic Council that winds back to all the actors we have seen previously that have since day one stated they would do anything to resist and get Trump removed from office. Telling that Schiff shut down and coached Vindman’s testimony.
    Schiff coaches Vindman in testimony, stops him from answering GOP questions after he admits to sharing call details
     
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