Published: Fri, November 08, 2019
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

Donald Trump Jr. tweets possible identity of White House whistleblower

Donald Trump Jr. tweets possible identity of White House whistleblower

The tweets, which came shortly after President Trump fired then-acting Attorney General Sally Yates for failing to defend federal laws in court, are likely to fuel Republican concerns that the anonymous whistleblower's complaint is tainted with partisanship.

Rand Paul of Kentucky called for the whistleblower who sparked the impeachment inquiry to be named publicly.

McCaskill continued to say that the only questions left is whether Republicans will decide if its acceptable for Trump to pressure Ukraine into investigating his political foes.

Mr. Romney, who has clashed frequently with the president, said whistleblowers, "particularly those who are blowing whistles on action within the government, should be allowed to remain confidential". The whistleblower also reportedly had a prior professional relationship with Biden when he was vice president.

Paul maintained that there is nothing preventing him from releasing the name.

Talking at a rally at Rupp Arena Monday to give Gov. Matt Bevin a reelection enhance, Trump mentioned GOP Sen.

"Any effort to publish a name, whether accurate or not, will place that individual's health and safety, and that of their family, in potential jeopardy", he said in a statement. Though she added she was "flabbergasted" by a provision in Paul's bill that applied the Sixth Amendment right to a speedy and public trial to impeachment proceedings.

"The Constitution is very clear on this, and we shouldn't completely just throw away the Constitution, particularly because certain networks just don't like the president", Mr. Paul told a reporter for CNN.

Republicans painted the whistle-blower, who had worked on the White House national security council earlier this year, as a Democratic Party supporter who lacked direct knowledge of the July 25 call.

"I'm more than willing to, and I probably will at some point", he said.

In a report a week ago, Real Clear Investigations named Central Intelligence Agency official Eric Ciaramella as perhaps being the informant whose grievance started prosecution procedures against President Trump.

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