A newly filed complaint to the Intelligence community Inspector General alleges that the whistleblower has violated the law. The whistleblower has been indirectly soliciting over a quarter of a million dollars from an ‘anonymous’ GoFundMe page.
The GoFundMe page somehow rang in a whopping $227,000 from roughly 6,000 individuals.
Fox News obtained the official complaint, which was filed last week. The filing alleged the donations “clearly constitute” gifts to a current intelligence official, which could be restricted due to the employee’s ranking and official position pursuant to 5 CFR 2635.203 and other statutes.
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The complaint also raised the possibility that some of the donations may have come from prohibited sources, and asked the ICIG to look into whether any “foreign citizen or agent of a foreign government” contributed.
Tully Rinckey 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 SCI security clearance and has served in government.
“I have not seen anything on this scale,” Anthony Gallo, 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 rules are being complied with government-wide.”