Thanks to the mainstream media’s partial doxxing of a White House whistleblower, the quest for the truth could take a strange and twisting route.
An anonymous White House whistleblower made headlines just weeks ago, after alleging that President Trump made inappropriate comments and “promises” to his Ukrainian counterpart in a phone call some months ago. The complaint ushered in a new era of “resistance” as well, forcing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to initiate what the Democrats are calling a “formal impeachment inquiry”.
In the almighty quest for a headline, the mainstream media has released reports regarding the whistleblower’s identity – something that is ethically questionable and unhelpful when it comes to finding the truth of the matter.
Now, thanks to this error in judgment, there is a chance that testimony from this all-important witness may come via writing only.
Lawyers for the CIA officer whose whistleblower complaint helped ignitean impeachment inquiry into President Trump have asked Congress whether their client could submit testimony in writing instead of appearing in person, according to people familiar with the matter.
The request reflects concerns about whether the whistleblower could testify to Democrats and Republicans without revealing his identity, and fears that doing so would lead to it being publicly leaked, jeopardizing his personal safety. The intelligence committees haven’t yet responded to the inquiry about potential written testimony, the people said.
Spokeswomen for the House and Senate intelligence committees didn’t respond to requests to comment.
The ability of this whistleblower to remain anonymous is paramount to the future of our nation’s oversight capabilities, and must be protected at all costs.
However, this delay could drag this “impeachment inquiry” much further into the future, possibly effecting the 2020 election itself.