For We The People to enjoy the safety net that whistleblowers provide us, there are some sacrifices that we must make.
First and foremost, we must all work in harmony to protect the whistleblower’s identity from being unduly exposed. And while this may seem counterintuitive in our current combative political state, we are doing so to protect future whistleblowers who may then be to our liking.
Of course, as patriotic Americans we should be thinking about us versus them, instead of us versus us with them watching, where “them” represents the government. (But that’s a conversation for another time).
So, in an effort to assist impeachment investigators in expediting the process, (because the nation is ready to be over it), the whistleblower in the UkraineGate scandal is now willing to “speak” to the GOP.
A lawyer for the whistleblower who raised alarms about President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine said Sunday his client is willing to answer written questions submitted by House Republicans.
The surprise offer, made to Rep. Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, would allow Republicans to ask questions of the whistleblower, who spurred the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry, without having to go through the committee’s chairman, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.
Attorney Mark Zaid tweeted that the whistleblower would answer questions directly from Republican members “in writing, under oath & penalty of perjury,” part of a bid to stem escalating efforts by Trump and his GOP allies to unmask the person’s identity. Only queries seeking the person’s identity won’t be answered, he said.
“Being a whistleblower is not a partisan job nor is impeachment an objective. That is not our role,” Zaid tweeted. “So we have offered to @DevinNunes.”
President Trump has repeatedly claimed this to be an instance of a “fake” whistleblower, and has denied any wrongdoing in the case.