Donald Trump is like a pitbull frustrated that he cannot get through the screen to reach the whistleblower secreted away to a secure location. The whistleblower is entitled to protection under federal law, but does that law stop POTUS? Here is the latest.
The Los Angeles Times reporter Chris Megerian tweeted:
‘“We’re trying to find out” who the whistleblower is, Trump told reporters just now. The whistleblower is entitled to federal protections under the law.’
Attorney for the whistleblower Andrew Bakaj hit right back with an emphasis on his client’s legal protections, pointing the administration to the standards available for the anonymous person:
‘IC WB UPDATE: The Intel Community Whistleblower is entitled to anonymity. Law and policy support this and the individual is not to be retaliated against. Doing so is a violation of federal law.’
The president has set loose his allies to discover the identity of the individual that reported the illegal, perhaps impeachment-worthy behavior of the president. In the meantime, the president has gone after the whistleblower as far as his chain will let him. He called the individual a “spy,” and by implication, we know what they used to do to spies — gave them the death sentence.
According to the Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA), federal employees who “lawfully disclose information they reasonably believe evidence broke the law:’
‘Federal employees may not take or fail to take, or threaten to take or fail to take; any personnel action against an employee or applicant for employment because of the employee or applicant’s protected whistleblowing. See 5 U.S.C. § 2302(b)(8).’
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