Before the change a whistle blower had to give a first hand account. Now the rules allow a person passing on rumors to get whistleblower status.
“no longer requires potential whistleblowers who wish to have their concerns expedited to Congress to have direct, first-hand knowledge of the alleged wrongdoing that they are reporting.”
"The brand new version of the whistleblower complaint form, which was not made public until after the transcript of Trump’s July 25 phone call with the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky and the complaint addressed to Congress were made public, eliminates the first-hand knowledge requirement and allows employees to file whistleblower complaints even if they have zero direct knowledge of underlying evidence and only “heard about [wrongdoing] from others.”
Just another deep state op like the phony collusion story from the same people. That didn’t work, so go with this. And why can the intel community arbitrarily change policy. And who did it?