While some online may speculate about the identity of the whistleblower in the UkraineGate scandal, it truly isn’t important.
This person, correctly or not, believed that it was their duty to report some second and third hand information regarding the President that touched off this latest investigation into the White House.
What is a problem is whether or not the Democrats due their due diligence in investigating whether or not this whistleblower’s information was correct, and, if there is any doubt whatsoever, investigating whether or not this complainant had any bias prior to relaying these rumors and this gossip.
As we delve deeper into the team behind the whistleblower, what we learn is shedding a bit of light on those concerns.
Mark Zaid, one of the attorneys representing the intelligence community whistleblower at the center of the Democrats’ ongoing impeachment inquiry, tweeted conspicuously in January 2017 that a “coup has started” and that “impeachment will follow ultimately.”
Then, in July 2017, Zaid remarked, “I predict @CNN will play a key role in @realDonaldTrump not finishing out his full term as president.” Also that month, Zaid tweeted, “We will get rid of him, and this country is strong enough to survive even him and his supporters.”
Amid a slew of impeachment-related posts, Zaid assured his Twitter followers that “as one falls, two more will take their place,” apparently referring to Trump administration employees who defy the White House. Zaid promised that the “coup” would occur in “many steps.”
As the impeachment “inquiry” unfolds, this is the sort of character information that will weigh heavy on the minds of voters in 2020.
Impeachment, as it is constitutionally designed, is meant to be an impartial process with impartial players. Based on what we know about the team surrounding the whistleblower, impartiality is not their strong suit.