Keep in mind here that we’re dealing with an unnamed source, but CBS News State Department and foreign affairs reporter Christina Ruffini is reporting that, according to a senior government official, Counselor of the United States Department of State Ulrich Brechbuhl was not on the phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, as the unclassified whistleblower complaint states.
— Christina Ruffini (@EenaRuffini) September 26, 2019
If true, it’s a major error and puts a big crack in the whistleblower’s credibility. Keep in mind that the whistleblower wasn’t on the call either and got all of his or herhttps://twitter.com/El__Bohemio/status/1177334829785989120 information second- or third-hand.
Is this implying that the leaker was fed bad intel or is the concocted story all BS?
— Ed Oxbow (@Carmard) September 26, 2019
Oh look, the whistleblower complaint contained lies: https://t.co/UNOQNGvN6T
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) September 26, 2019
Fraud whistleblower couldn't even get THIS DETAIL CORRECT. So much for MASSIVELY DETAILED. https://t.co/7eixGYByVf
— RealTalK (@SmallAxe2016) September 26, 2019
Oh. Well, that doesn't seem right. Does that mean it's a lie? How can we believe any of these claims now? https://t.co/CrJbzABKBE
— English Fox (@lonefoxgeezer) September 26, 2019
First direct pushback here against the accuracy of the memo (other than discrepancies between the readout & its description), but is anyone on the record on this? https://t.co/bkzHjj8s6H
— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) September 26, 2019
— David Martosko (@dmartosko) September 26, 2019
Mike Rogers just said how the IC didn't really investigate the allegations, that the Democrats are too confident. https://t.co/gMKujKNV6j
— Langdale.ca (@laangled) September 26, 2019
If you're going to the mat on accusing the President of an impeachable offense, you damn well better not make one single slip up. https://t.co/sFu61lY5np
— J.J. by the Bay (@flagg_colonel) September 26, 2019
Uh oh…its falling apart already. https://t.co/1DwARmX1a9
— Chris M (@cmultrading) September 26, 2019
Reminder that the whistleblower did not hear the conversation, and their recollection was a recollection from someone else.
That was the problem with treating the complaint as sacrosanct https://t.co/q870YGq1TX
— Kevin Tierney (@CatholicSmark) September 26, 2019
Looks like Adam Schiff is a worse writer than Ben Rhodes, fellas, if you are going to do grand narratives, you need to get your characters straight! https://t.co/kLwMfEzqxj
— JRB (@jrbflyersfan) September 26, 2019
well shit – looks like the "whistleblower" was *FED* bad intel ……….. https://t.co/kgwu7rfpgO
— Federal Spy Guy (@FederalSpyGuy) September 26, 2019
its already falling apart, cupcake.
This is now the second lie, the first one belongs to Schiff. https://t.co/JiWqTTbdxQ
— Jerry Fletcher (@guntotingteabag) September 26, 2019
— WE4OU ?? (@ECW4OU) September 26, 2019
Cant even get the details right. But for sure he knows what happened on that call https://t.co/VkckCLsToB
— SpiffTheSpaceMan (@SpiffDSpaceman) September 26, 2019
Is there such a thing as 4th hand knowledge?
— Kevin Wells (@Luckydogguy) September 26, 2019
This is eerily reminiscent of the Steele dossier in which Michael Cohen was said to be in Prague when Cohen had never been to Prague. https://t.co/9kkTFmQs3s
— Rising serpent (@rising_serpent) September 26, 2019
Another day, another anti-Trump story revealed as Fake News. https://t.co/xZhGe9Qyno
— Billy Swagspeare (@bswagspeare) September 26, 2019
This is unraveling quickly. https://t.co/ZVWeSKMTNj
— Bohemio (@El__Bohemio) September 26, 2019
SEEMS KIND OF IMPORTANT https://t.co/UZksbd0SVM
— Abraham Woodhull (@politiwars) September 26, 2019
The name of the state department official in the complaint? That official wasn't one of the group listening in, unlike what the whistleblower claimed.
This official was the ONE NAMED WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL in the entire document, as I noted.
— Kyle (@HNIJohnMiller) September 26, 2019
I am beginning to think this was to smoke out leakers… https://t.co/qhQCdVjeqQ
— HSJC Sister?❌ (@Peaches_Sabrina) September 26, 2019
Need to ask this leaker if he wrote the whole complaint?
This is very stinky indeed.
— UKForUSA (@UKForUSA) September 26, 2019
So now that question becomes; who leaked the confidential call? These conversations are classified. Should be relatively easy to identify the leaker and prosecute them under the espionage act.
— Ricky Moser (@truckinforu) September 26, 2019
Dossier 2.0 https://t.co/pONZ5OTLNL
— Shay (@DeplorableShay) September 26, 2019
— Tyranny of Dragons (@ougrad2001) September 26, 2019
THIS is CNN: Adam Schiff spins his hearing ‘parody’ as ‘all too accurate’ while Wolf Blitzer nods & then moves on https://t.co/cqYxj7fdxl
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 26, 2019