To date, no major news organization has reported or identified the person alleged to be the whistleblower.
President Trump has also not promoted the name in any manner, according to Mediaite, until now…
Trump’s campaign team retweeted an article on Thursday night from the Washington Examiner.
Trump’s team wrote, “It’s pretty simple. The CIA “whistleblower” is not a real whistleblower!”
The article contained the name of a person who is alleged to be the whistleblower. This is the person who filed a complaint relating to Trump’s dealings with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky, which sparked the entire impeachment inquiry.
It happened after Trump’s campaign re-election account, the Trump War Room, engaged directly with the whistleblower’s attorney, Mark Zaid. The attorney blasted Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) for her attacks on the whistleblower, and called on her to step down from the Senate whistleblower caucus. The Trump War Room jumped in to defend Blackburn.
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“It’s pretty simple,” the account posted. “The CIA ‘whistleblower’ is not a real whistleblower!
The tweet linked to an article from the Washington Examiner which named the alleged whistleblower in the headline. Trump then retweeted the article from his personal account early Thursday evening.
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Several conservative outlets to date have identified the person alleged to be the whistleblower. No major news organization has yet reported the name.
Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin offered three reasons the unidentified “whistleblower,” who exposed the contents of a phone conversation between President Trump and Ukrainian President Zelensky, should be forced to testify before the House Intelligence Committee.
The New York Republican said the “whistleblower” should testify because he may have been politically motivated, that there were serious irregularities with how the individual interacted with House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff’s office prior to going through typical whistleblower procedure, and—perhaps most importantly—the individual never witnessed the call.
Zeldin tweeted: “The ‘whistleblower’ should testify. Dems say no, claiming his role was only to pull a fire alarm. The problem is (1) he seems to have pulled it w/bad intentions (2) it looks like Schiff’s team told him to pull it (3) he never saw a fire. We want to know who told him there was one.”
The “whistleblower” should testify. Dems say no, claiming his role was only to pull a fire alarm. The problem is (1) he seems to have pulled it w/bad intentions (2) it looks like Schiff’s team told him to pull it (3) he never saw a fire. We want to know who told him there was one
— Lee Zeldin (@RepLeeZeldin) December 1, 2019
Zeldin has been vocally critical of the Democratic-led investigation into Trump concerning the “whistleblower’s” claims.
“The transcript for OMB’s Mark Sandy was just released,” Zeldin said in a tweet last week. “The ONLY reason he was ever given why there was a hold on $ to Ukraine was ‘the President’s concern about other countries not contributing more to Ukraine.’ NOT bribery. NOT quid pro quo or any other WACKY Schiff conspiracy!'”
Zeldin’s belief that the individual who blew the whistle on the call should ahve to testify was echoed by other Republican members of Congress.
During an interview on “Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace,” Republican Congressman Doug Collins agreed that the “whistleblower” should testify. He said Schiff too should be forced to appear before the committee to testify.
Breitbart reports on Wednesday that Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz said “the whistleblower would be a witness,” if Republicans were allowed to call forth their own witnesses.
Gaetz said, “We would like to call minority witnesses… Hunter Biden would be probably one of our top witnesses. I think the whistleblower would be a witness. And I think that others who can expound on the testimony of George Kent that reflect on the concerns with Burisma and the ingrained corruption with that company.”
Adam Schiff lied about his contact with the whistleblower.
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) December 1, 2019