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EXCLUSIVE: A newly filed complaint to the #IntelligenceCommunity
(ICIG) alleges that the #whistleblower
whose allegations touched off House #Democrats'
may have violated federal #law
by indirectly soliciting more than a quarter-million dollars from mostly #anonymous
sources via a #GoFundMe
, which was filed last week and obtained by #FoxNews
, alleged the #donations
from roughly 6,000 individuals "clearly constitute" #gifts
to a current #intelligence
that may be restricted because of the employee's official position pursuant to 5 CFR 2635.203 and other statutes. To date, the GoFundMe has raised over $227,000.
The complaint also raised the possibility that some of the donations may have come from #prohibited
, and asked the ICIG to look into whether any "foreign citizen or agent of a foreign government" contributed.
PLLC, the law firm representing the individual reporting the #allegations
, is closely guarding the #identity
of their #client
, though Fox News is told the individual is the holder of a #top-secret
security clearance and has served in government.
"I have not seen anything on this scale," #AnthonyGallo
, the managing partner of Tully Rinckey PLLC, told Fox News, referring to the fundraising. "It's not about politics for my client -- it's #whistleblower-on-whistleblower
, and [my client's] only interest is to see the government #ethics
are being complied with government-wide."
Fox News reported in September that the nonprofit #WhistleblowerAid
worked with the whistleblower's attorneys at the Compass Rose Legal Group to start the GoFundMe.
The whistleblower's attorneys have called the GoFundMe a way to "help support the Intelligence Community Whistleblower [to]raise funds," and the GoFundMe page itself states that "A U.S. intelligence officer... needs your help" in the form of a "crowdfunding effort to support the whistleblower’s lawyers."
The fundraising page claims that "donations will only be accepted from U.S. citizens." But, the majority of the GoFundMe donors to the whistleblower's campaign were not named, and #legal
have told Fox News that the #ICIG
likely would need to #subpoena
the website to obtain more information on their origins. … continue reading
EXCLUSIVE: A newly filed complaint to the Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) alleges that the whistleblower whose allegations touched off the House Democrats' impeachment inquiry may have violated federal law by indirectly soliciting more than a quarter-million dollars from mostly anonymous sources via a GoFundMe page.www.foxnews.com