Donald Trump has been on the warpath over the courageous whistleblower who came forward at great sacrifice to him or herself. He already has his Attorney General, the Roy Cohnesque William Barr hot on the trail of other so-called enemies. This type of paranoia is dangerous not only for the whistleblower who already has so many death threats but for America.
There were 90 former heavyweight national security officials who have sent an open letter to the “American people.” They have been requesting that this whistleblower protected against Trump. This individual was responsible, in part, for the House impeachment inquiry.
Trump has always believed that people either were in agreement with him (loyal) or his enemies, meaning they disagreed with him. The president has typically held grudges for a long time, too.
The Wallstreet Journal released the original letter, which noted that the whistleblower went through the proper procedures required by the government. The former national security people wrote that the “responsible whistleblower makes all Americans safer,” according to CNN:
‘A responsible whistleblower makes all Americans safer by ensuring that serious wrongdoing can be investigated and addressed, thus advancing the cause of national security to which we have devoted our careers. What’s more, being a responsible whistleblower means that, by law, one is protected from certain egregious forms of retaliation.’
‘Whatever one’s view of the matters discussed in the whistleblower’s complaint, all Americans should be united in demanding that all branches of our government and all outlets of our media protect this whistleblower and his or her identity. Simply put, he or she has done what our law demands; now he or she deserves our protection.’
Trump has continued to attack the unidentified whistleblower, as he defends a call he had with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. That call is at the center of the allegations.
POTUS accused this whistleblower of being “close to a spy,” according to The Los Angeles Times and The New York Times. Trump said:
‘I want to know who’s the person, who’s the person who gave the whistleblower the information? Because that’s close to a spy. You know what we used to do in the old days when we were smart? Right? The spies and treason, we used to handle it a little differently than we do now.’
There was a second whistleblower who came forward with even better, first-hand knowledge of Trump’s actions. Lawyer for the first whistleblower Mark Zaid noted that he will also be representing the second one against Donald Trump.
Zaid noted that the second whistleblower worked in intelligence. His first-hand understanding of the situation backed up the first whistleblower’s account of what happened. The second one will not be filing a separate complaint. Rather, he or she will join the first one’s account. The first whistleblower charge went to the intelligence community’s inspector general.
The open letter sent to The Wall Street Journal is shown in its entirety below:
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