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‘Money-making enterprise’: Intelligence officer files complaint over whistleblower donations

November 12, 2019

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The whistleblower who spurred impeachment proceedings against President Trump is now the subject of a complaint that says the official may be soliciting illegal donations.

The complaint, which was filed last week by an intelligence officer, was sent to the Intelligence Community inspector general and focuses on a GoFundMe page for the whistleblower that has raised more than $227,000.

According to a letter sent by the law firm Tully Rinckey PLLC, their client alleges donations from roughly 6,000 individuals “clearly constitute” gifts to a current intelligence official, which are restricted by statute. Because many of the donors are anonymous, the complaint asks Inspector General of the Intelligence Community Michael Atkinson to investigate whether any “foreign citizen or agent of a foreign government” gave money. The complaint also said the whistleblower’s lawyers may be abusing their client’s access to classified information.

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