The name of Rep. Adam Schiff’s “whistleblower” on a non-issue related to a phone call between President Donald Trump and the president of Ukraine has been something the Democrats have sought to keep quiet since word surfaced that such a person existed.
They claim it would be illegal to release the name, the Democrats do. Well, after the last week – particularly today – it’s really a moot point. See, RealClearPolitics published the name last week and today Donald Trump, Jr., sent out a tweet that unleashed the MAGA Twitter Army.
Because of course he did!!!
Alleged ‘Whistleblower’ Eric Ciaramella Worked Closely with Anti-Trump Dossier Hoaxer https://t.co/v5kDe0X62u
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) November 6, 2019
And he’s not apologizing for it, either.
Trump Jr. defended his tweet after facing backlash. He tweeted, “The entire media is #Triggered that I (a private citizen) tweeted out a story naming the alleged whistleblower. Are they going to pretend that his name hasn’t been in the public domain for weeks now? Numerous people & news outlets including Real Clear Politics already ID’d him.”
But, still, the Democrats insist this person must not be named for his own safety.
Andrew Bakaj and Mark Zaid, lawyers for the whistleblower, responded in a statement: “Identifying any suspected name for the whistleblower will place their family at risk of serious harm. We will not confirm or deny any name that is published or promoted by supporters of the President. Disclosure of any name undermines the integrity of the whistleblower system and will deter any future whistleblowers. We will note, however, that publication or promotion of a name shows the desperation to deflect from the substance of the whistleblower complaint. It will not relieve the President of the need to address the substantive allegation, all of which have been substantially proven to be true.”