[Ed. – ‘Because of the serious nature of my charges and to take full responsibility, I didn’t hide behind anonymity. I signed my complaint.’]
There’s a proper way for a CIA whistleblower to complain about a president. The anonymous CIA whistleblower who set off the Ukraine impeachment brouhaha did it wrong.
I would know — because I’m a former CIA officer who filed a whistleblower complaint against the Clinton White House and CIA management.
The charges lodged by “EC,” the rumored initials of the Ukraine complainant, fall far short of a bona fide whistleblowing complaint. EC’s behavior suggests that he has abused his office, and perhaps broken the law, by using his CIA position to damage President Trump politically.
In 1996, I sent my complaint to then-CIA Director John Deutch and asked him to forward it to the House and Senate Intelligence Committees and several other members of Congress. I sent copies to about six other senior CIA officials, including the director of security and the inspector general.