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Letter from Atkinson to House Intelligence Committee Whistleblower Complaint on Ukraine (Kelly Smith, comp.) 1 (9/9/2019)

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                                  WASHINGTON, D.C. 20511

                                                 September 9, 2019


The Honorable Adam Schiff
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, D.C. 20515

The Honorable Devin Nunes
Ranking Member
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, D.C. 20515

Dear Chairman Schiff and Ranking Member Nunes:

       (U//FOUO) On August 12, 2019, the Office of the Inspector General of the Intelligence
Community (ICIG) received a disclosure from an individual (hereinafter the Complainant)
regarding an alleged urgent concern, pursuant to 50 U.S.C. § 3033(k)(5)(A).' The term urgent
concern is defined, in relevant part, as:

              (U) A serious or flagrant problem, abuse, violation of the law or Executive
              order, or deficiency relating to the funding, administration, or operation of
              an intelligence activity within the responsibility and authority of the
              Director of National Intelligence involving classified information, but does
              not include differences of opinions concerning public policy matters.2

(U) 50 U.S.C. § 3033(k)(5)(A) provides that an employee of an element of the intelligence community, an employee
assigned or detailed to an element of the intelligence community, or an employee of a contractor to the intelligence
community who intends to report to Congress a complaint or information with respect to an urgent concern may report
such complaint or information to the ICIG.
2 (U) 50 U.S.C. § 3033(k)(5)(G)(i).


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