Outing The Whistleblower

Ken AshfordL'Affaire Ukraine, Trump & Administration, Trump ImpeachmentLeave a Comment

In the past two days, there has been a lot of threats to reveal the name of the whistleblower who got the ball rolling in the Trump Impeachment Inquiry.

There is, of course, no reason to out him. The whistleblower complaint has been superseded by firsthand testimony, and the phone call transcript summary, which corroborate, if not go futher than, the original complaint.

So why out the whistleblower? Republicans defending need a face they can slam. They tried with Hunter Biden — it had no legs. They tried with Schiff – nope. So now it’s the whistleblower. And they are serious.

Especially Senator Rand Paul.

By the way, it is not hard to find the whistleblower’s name and identity. It is out there on right wing sites. In fact, Rand Paul tweeted a link to one of those sites, so maybe that is his way of “outing”. (UPDATE: Don Trump Jr also tweeted the a link, AND the name)

And Russian news sites haven published it. But so far, no major news outlet or congressperson has said the name.