We have been repeatedly told by Democrats and members of the Democrat News Cartel that a whistleblower is entitled to “anonymity.” It is a LIE. A whistleblower is only entitled to protection against retaliatory work action. Ask EDWARD SNOWDEN. This LIE has been repeatedly and effectively used to keep Republicans at bay and to mislead and unnecessarily inflame the American people. If you are one of the people that has repeated this lie … it’s time to come clean. The only legal prohibition against the disclosure of a whistleblower’s name is imposed upon the Intelligence Community Inspector General.
Title 50 USC s. 3033(3)(A) and (B) provide:
3) The Inspector General is authorized to receive and investigate, pursuant to subsection (h), complaints or information from any person concerning the existence of an activity within the authorities and responsibilities of the Director of National Intelligence constituting a violation of laws, rules, or regulations, or mismanagement, gross waste of funds, abuse of authority, or a substantial and specific danger to the public health and safety. Once such complaint or information has been received from an employee of the intelligence community—
(A) the Inspector General shall not disclose the identity of the employee without the consent of the employee, unless the Inspector General determines that such disclosure is unavoidable during the course of the investigation or the disclosure is made to an official of the Department of Justice responsible for determining whether a prosecution should be undertaken, and this provision shall qualify as a withholding statute pursuant to subsection (b)(3) of section 552 of title 5 (commonly known as the “Freedom of Information Act”); and
(B) no action constituting a reprisal, or threat of reprisal, for making such complaint or disclosing such information to the Inspector General may be taken by any employee in a position to take such actions, unless the complaint was made or the information was disclosed with the knowledge that it was false or with willful disregard for its truth or falsity.
Understand, the Confrontation Clause of the Sixth Amendment to the Constitution ensures our right to confront our accuser. The imagined “right” to anonymity doesn’t trump the President’s Sixth Amendment right. Given what we know about the ‘hearsay whistleblower’s’ attorney … and the hearsay whistleblower … I can appreciate why he’d like to remain anonymous. It’s clear that this is another hoax perpetrated by the Trump Resistance.
It’s time for Americans who care about the survival of the Republic to start thinking for themselves, step up, speak up and put an end to this republic destabilizing nonsense by calling out and demanding the prosecution of these seditious liars.