According to various news sources, including the Washington Post and ABC, State Department Inspector General, Steve Linick (Appointed by Barack Obama), contacted several congressional committees in order to deliver “urgent” documents regarding the Ukraine.
The briefing will be “about documents obtained from the department’s Office of the Legal Adviser related to the State Department and Ukraine,” according to a letter.
White House Senior Policy Adviser, Stephen Miller, spoke last night with Fox Business with Lou Dobbs, and may have inadvertently delivered the reason for this “urgent” request. He said the “Deep state is terrified of being exposed,” because of their Marxist roots.
However, others have pointed out that the reason could be even more sinister. The Daily Beast is reporting that both William Barr and John Durham (while in Italy), heard Joseph Misfud’s taped deposition “about being a western intelligence asset who was enlisted by the CIA (Brennan) to run a covert intelligence operation against the Donald Trump campaign in 2016.”
Linick reportedly requested the meeting.
Although the reason for the briefing remains unknown, ABC News reported it may be related to a whistleblower complaint filed against President Donald Trump over a July call he made with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. During the call Trump asked Zelensky to investigate corruption. At the time, then-Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, was sitting on the board of directors of a Ukrainian gas company. The vice president was overseeing foreign relations with the Ukrainians.
Specifically, ABC News reported that the briefing will detail “the State Department’s role in coordinating interactions between Rudy Giuliani, the president’s personal attorney, and Ukrainian officials.”
According to CNN, a congressional staffer said the IG’s request was “highly unusual and cryptically worded.”
The inspector general plans to meet with the following Committees, Axios reported:
- House Foreign Affairs
- Senate Foreign Relations
- House Appropriations
- Senate Appropriations
- House Oversight
- Senate Homeland Security
- House Intelligence
- Senate Intelligence
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced last week that the House of Representatives would be starting a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. The assertion was made before Trump released a transcript of his call with Zelensky, which showed no squid pro quo took place.
If what is happening with Barr and Durham is happening… the urgency to impeach President Trump makes perfect sense, many people argue. It seems now to be a race between fact and cover up.