Acting DNI Consulted White House First On Whistleblower Complaint | NBC News


LEGAL COUNSEL AND THEN YOU WENT TO WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL? TO WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL?>>WE WENT — EXCUSE ME, AND>>WE WENT — EXCUSE ME, AND THEN TO THE — REPEAT THAT, THEN TO THE — REPEAT THAT, PLEASE, SIR. PLEASE, SIR.>>I’M TRYING TO UNDERSTAND THE>>I’M TRYING TO UNDERSTAND THE CHRONOLOGY. CHRONOLOGY. YOU FIRST WENT TO THE OFFICE OF YOU FIRST WENT TO THE OFFICE OF LEGAL COUNSEL AND THEN YOU WENT LEGAL COUNSEL AND THEN YOU WENT TO THE WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL? TO THE WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL?>>NO, NO, NO, SIR, NO, SIR, NO,>>NO, NO, NO, SIR, NO, SIR, NO, WE WENT TO THE WHITE HOUSE FIRST WE WENT TO THE WHITE HOUSE FIRST TO DETERMINE TO ASK THE TO DETERMINE TO ASK THE QUESTION — QUESTION –>>THAT’S ALL I WANT TO KNOW IS>>THAT’S ALL I WANT TO KNOW IS THE CHRONOLOGY. THE CHRONOLOGY. YOU WENT TO THE WHITE HOUSE YOU WENT TO THE WHITE HOUSE FIRST. FIRST. SO YOU WENT TO THE SUBJECT OF SO YOU WENT TO THE SUBJECT OF THE COMPLAINT FOR ADVICE FIRST THE COMPLAINT FOR ADVICE FIRST ABOUT WHETHER YOU SHOULD PROVIDE ABOUT WHETHER YOU SHOULD PROVIDE THE COMPLAINT TO CONGRESS? THE COMPLAINT TO CONGRESS?>>THERE WERE ISSUES WITHIN>>THERE WERE ISSUES WITHIN THIS, A COUPLE OF THINGS. THIS, A COUPLE OF THINGS. ONE, IT DID APPEAR THAT IT HAS ONE, IT DID APPEAR THAT IT HAS EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE. EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE. IF IT DOES HAVE EXECUTIVE IF IT DOES HAVE EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE IT IS THE WHITE HOUSE PRIVILEGE IT IS THE WHITE HOUSE THAT DETERMINES THAT. THAT DETERMINES THAT. I CANNOT DETERMINE THAT AS THE I CANNOT DETERMINE THAT AS THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE. INTELLIGENCE.>>BUT IN THIS CASE THE WHITE>>BUT IN THIS CASE THE WHITE HOUSE, THE PRESIDENT, IS THE HOUSE, THE PRESIDENT, IS THE SUBJECT OF THE COMPLAINT. SUBJECT OF THE COMPLAINT. HE’S THE SUBJECT OF THE HE’S THE SUBJECT OF THE WRONGDOING. WRONGDOING. WERE YOU AWARE WHEN YOU WENT TO WERE YOU AWARE WHEN YOU WENT TO THE WHITE HOUSE FOR ADVICE ABOUT THE WHITE HOUSE FOR ADVICE ABOUT WHETHER EVIDENCE OF WRONGDOING WHETHER EVIDENCE OF WRONGDOING BY THE WHITE HOUSE SHOULD BE BY THE WHITE HOUSE SHOULD BE PROVIDED TO THE CONGRESS, WERE PROVIDED TO THE CONGRESS, WERE YOU AWARE THAT THE WHITE HOUSE YOU AWARE THAT THE WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL HAS TAKEN THE COUNSEL HAS TAKEN THE UNPRECEDENTED POSITION THAT THE UNPRECEDENTED POSITION THAT THE PRIVILEGE APPLIES TO PRIVILEGE APPLIES TO COMMUNICATIONS INVOLVING THE COMMUNICATIONS INVOLVING THE PRESIDENT, WHEN HE WAS PRESIDENT, WHEN HE WAS PRESIDENT, INVOLVING THE PRESIDENT, INVOLVING THE PRESIDENT WHEN HE WASN’T PRESIDENT WHEN HE WASN’T PRESIDENT, INVOLVING PEOPLE WHO PRESIDENT, INVOLVING PEOPLE WHO NEVER SERVED IN THE NEVER SERVED IN THE ADMINISTRATION, INVOLVING PEOPLE ADMINISTRATION, INVOLVING PEOPLE WHO NEVER SERVED IN THE WHO NEVER SERVED IN THE ADMINISTRATION EVEN WHEN THEY’RE ADMINISTRATION EVEN WHEN THEY’RE NOT EVEN TALKING TO THE NOT EVEN TALKING TO THE PRESIDENT WERE YOU AWARE THAT PRESIDENT WERE YOU AWARE THAT WAS UNPRECEDENTED POSITION OF WAS UNPRECEDENTED POSITION OF THE WHITE HOUSE, THE WHITE HOUSE THE WHITE HOUSE, THE WHITE HOUSE YOU WENT TO FOR ADVICE ABOUT YOU WENT TO FOR ADVICE ABOUT WHETHER YOU SHOULD TURN OVER A WHETHER YOU SHOULD TURN OVER A COMPLAINT INVOLVING THE WHITE COMPLAINT INVOLVING THE WHITE HOUSE? HOUSE?>>MR. CHAIRMAN, AS I SAID IN MY>>MR. CHAIRMAN, AS I SAID IN MY OPENING STATEMENT, I BELIEVE OPENING STATEMENT, I BELIEVE THAT EVERYTHING HERE IN THIS THAT EVERYTHING HERE IN THIS MATTER IS TOTALLY UNPRECEDENTED. MATTER IS TOTALLY UNPRECEDENTED. AND THAT IS WHY MY FORMER AND THAT IS WHY MY FORMER DIRECTORS OF NATIONAL DIRECTORS OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE FORWARDED THEM TO INTELLIGENCE FORWARDED THEM TO YOU WHETHER OR NOT IT MEANT YOU WHETHER OR NOT IT MEANT URGENT CONCERN OR WHETHER IT WAS URGENT CONCERN OR WHETHER IT WAS SERIOUS. SERIOUS. THIS WAS DIFFERENT. THIS WAS DIFFERENT. AND TO ME IT JUST SEEMED PRUDENT

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  1. Whistleblower: "I was not a direct witness to most of the events described." And the whistleblower also once worked for Dems and reminds me of Christopher Steele of the Steele dossier who also once worked for Dems.

  2. How many times has complaints come out and then they get buried like they tried to do with this one? We may never know….

  3. Good grief!!! The acting DNI went to the subject of the whistleblower claim, the Whitehouse, to check whether the whistleblower claim should move forward??? WTF???

  4. Lmao, All these liberal pleebs. He had to consult with the White House, and make sure that none of this fell under executive privilege. But again, you all are too stupid to read the transcript of the phone call.

  5. Which they SHOULD. It was EXECUTIVE communications. An agency whistle-blower complaint does NOT override executive privilege. Sorry. If it did, than ANYONE can file whistle-blowers to get ANY information from the executive branch. That is moronic. The message NBC and the MSM is trying to convey is that the DNI went to the white house to give them the opportunity to cover it up. That is also absurd. The Dems and MSM are being very dishonest.

  6. Why hasn't NBC published a video of the fake conversation that Schiff portrayed during the hearing. This is a circular firing squad.

  7. As an Independent, who despises both parties, I am astounded that this complaint was taken to the person accused of a criminal activity to see if the matter should be pursued. Are detectives now going to present the evidence, to someone accused of murder, to see if they want the matter to be pursued? What kind of a crazy world do we live in now?

  8. Schiff, the dumb-o-crat terrorist , who is as bad as Pelosi, Schumer and Nadler. All of these liberal socialist terrorist are trying to rip apart our greta country, but the terrorists won't be able to accomplish that feat, because they will be defeated in the upcoming elections and the swamp will be drained!! TRUMP in 2020!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!TRUMP in 2020!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Whatever dems accuse you of–‐ usually theyre the ones doing it. Nunes was right on point and tonight the documents of Biden Ukraine dealings will be revealed!!!!! Here comes the BOOM!!!!

  10. I dont believe your reporting. You motivation of hate is obvious. I was a dem my whole life. Am a veteran. Voted Gary Johnson because no way Hillary. Im voting Trump 2020. This is too much.

  11. Let’s go ask the guy who may or may not be guilty if it’s ok to bring to the authorities, within the time allotment of the law, whether or not they might be guilty of a crime. Makes a lot of sense. Why would you ask for advice from the people who may be, remember I said may be, guilty of the crime?

  12. I listened to this when it was live. First of all, this DNI has been acting DNI for only 6 weeks. The whistleblowing happened before he became the acting DNI. He also said in his statement that he wouldn’t took this position if he knew about this whistleblower. When the whistleblower came to his attention, he said he had to take him/her serious. He was asked if he knew if the whistleblower was bias? He said doesn’t know if he/she is bias or not but to take this whistleblower serious. And that was the jest of it. The democrats grilled him hoping that he will slip. He didn’t slip. Seems kind of weird that this whistleblower just happened to come out into the public when a new acting DNI guy that has been only working 6 weeks.

  13. Note:How These Dems try to even twist this investigation to make it look like they were at the bottom of no wrong doing in the report. Schiff is a con man

  14. Just imagining an orange monster Watching this hunched over a small tv with a bucket of chicken and a Diet Coke getting orange stuff all over the chicken.

  15. Let's be real the only reason this is news is because McCabe is facing indictments and the Deep State is in a panic. More fake news.

  16. The Fall guy for Trump is Barr , but it is Trump not Barr who initially broke many laws. Barr is complicit & certainly covered up for Donald.

  17. I wonder what the left will cook up after this blows up in their face.
    It is almost sad. Everyday dems wake up with hopes that they will finally get to impeach Trump. Then when all the cards fall they end up looking ridiculously stupid.

  18. There was no quid pro quo in the released conversation, now of course
    The dems cannot loose face , the course must be maintained, momentum must be
    Held , find anything in that conversation that can be used against trump, you
    Won’t get no Republican to vote for impeachment, everyone is dug in now , is
    1915 trench war fare.

  19. Only the democrats would try to take down a president who ask about corruption and then try to ellect the corrupt person BITTEN ON TAPE !

  20. Jesus christ, the media always focuses on the wrong things. Trump knows everyone's gonna be wrapped up on this so he can get away with anything. He played the media and Dems before and he's doing it again right now.

  21. What a DUMB DNI ! "I'm going to the Lawyers/Staff of the ACCUSED (i.e. to the WH lawyers/aides), to see if it's ok to release the whistle blower's complaint to the House. They said no, so I acquiesced and kept it from the House." So if anyone robs a bank and the DNI recognizes the culprit, he should go to the robber to ask if it's ok to tell the cops about what he saw about the crime. My God, no wonder this country is going down the tubes. We have ignoramuses running the country.

  22. The Director of National INTELLIGENCE went to the WH first about an Urgent complaint of the WH. trump is not a symptom, he is the main Virus that need to be eliminated ASAP before there is not one drop of any Intelligence in this country.

  23. Talk about the hungry fox watching over the henhouse! Let's ask the guy who did something wrong if we should let the damming information about him out. Right…. Should we expect any answer other than "don't do that?"

  24. Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire is carrying Trump's water just like William Barr .

    Donald Trump’s Companies Destroyed Emails in Defiance of Court Orders
    http://www.newsweek.com/2016/11/11/donald-trump-companies-destroyed-emails-documents-515120.html

    Trump's Businesses Routinely Destroyed Evidence In Court Cases: Report
    http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/10/31/trump-delete-emails-destroy-evidence_n_12733896.html

  25. CORRUPT TOP TO BOTTOM.

    IMPEACHABLE AND SHOULD BE REMOVED:
    Trump
    Pence
    Barr
    McConnell
    Nunes
    Graham
    Gowdy

    Charged with obstruction of justice

    McGuire
    Barr
    Giuliani
    Members of Congress.

    Our gov is falling apart.

    The GOP has lost their moral compass aling with their minds and Dems ars too weak and befuddled to derail this trainwreck.

    I said it in 2017 and will say it again, in recognizing their national unpopularity, the GOP has attempted a coup and takeover of the Government to reign in a dictatorship.

    Traitors ALL.

  26. You see this guy, how easily confused he is, how he does not validate logic and reasoning? He is the Director of National Intelligence.
    You do get that don't you "the Director of National Intelligence"
    He should be at home feeding the squirrels in the backyard.

  27. Sorry folks.
    This call and the complaint from a second hand person is nothing.
    Another nothing.
    They are wasting our tax money doing nothing.
    I usually split my vote during election year but this just caps it all.
    I'm voting straight GOP this time.

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