When he was at Fox, James Rosen was one of the most-respected correspondents at FNC. Now that he’s with the Sinclair Broadcast Group, Speaker Pelosi has given Rosen the nickname of “Mr. Republican Talking Points.” How quaint.

Rosen must’ve gotten under Pelosi’s skin by asking “I wonder if you could explain to the American people, why the legal rights of the whistleblower should prevail in this political setting over those of President Trump, who should ordinarily enjoy a right to confront his accuser?” That’s when Pelosi replied “Well, let me just say this, I will say to you, Mr. Republican talking points, what I said to the President of the United States. When you talk about the whistleblower, you’re coming into my wheelhouse. I have more experience in intelligence than anybody in the Congress.”

At LFR, we’ve discussed President Trump’s right to confront his accuser. It’s found in the Sixth Amendment. (Apparently, the Constitution isn’t that important to Pelosi when it applies to President Trump’s ability to defend himself.) It’s apparent that Ms. Pelosi doesn’t know the law, either, especially in her ‘wheelhouse’.

The snitch who spoke with Schiff’s staff isn’t covered by the ICWPA. We talked about that in this post:

In order to submit an ICWPA complaint the following elements must be met:

Eligible Originator: Only applies to employees (civilian, military or contractor) assigned to the four DoD intelligence agencies (DIA, NSA, NRO, and NGA). Does not apply to activities of the military services, combatant commands, or Office of Secretary of Defense.

The snitch has been identified as a CIA employee. As such, the snitch doesn’t qualify for any whistleblower protections. Period.

Pelosi might have the most experience in Congress but that doesn’t make her an expert.

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