This article is part of the conservative bloggasphere’s efforts to provide credible counter narrative to the events unfolding. They frame a huge conspiracy against trump, not only involving a “fake” media, but an intelligence culture that is out to get trump. See:
To me, arguments about second hand information has already been proved moot - trumps “transcript” confirmed the whistleblowers account. But this goes beyond that to claim the rules around whistleblower complaints were changed as part of a conspiracy. Trump supporters that buy into this would say the media would not report this block-buster revelation.
And this blog - the federalist - to me reads like a trashy conservative propaganda machine.