From the very onset of this latest foray into impeachment, one thing was clear: The White House felt a bit blindsided. Somewhere, in their midst, was someone who was willing to take second and third-hand information and create a pseudo-coup out of it.
The President himself immediately attempted to diffuse the situation by releasing a memorandum of the phone call mentioned by the whistleblower, but to no avail. The liberal left had already made up their minds: It was impeachment time.
Americans the nation over have been left wondering who this whistleblower could be, and what sort of moral character they possess. Of course, outing the whistleblower would be a dangerous and foolish endeavor, especially given just who violent and vitriolic American politics has become in recent weeks.
Now, an attorney for the whistleblower in question has made a desperate plea to an already outraged White House.
A lawyer for the Ukraine whistleblower, whose complaint document triggered the House impeachment inquiryof President Donald Trump, has sent a letter to the White House warning the President to “cease and desist” attacking his client.
“I am writing out of deep concern that your client, the President of the United States, is engaging in rhetoric and activity that places my client, the Intelligence Community Whistleblower, and their family in physical danger,” Andrew Bakaj wrote to White House counsel Pat Cipollone in a Wednesday letter obtained by CNN’s Anderson Cooper.
“I am writing to respectfully request that you counsel your client on the legal and ethical peril in which he is placing himself should anyone be physically harmed as a result of his, or his surrogates’, behavior,” he said.
Numerous news organizations have speculated about the identity of the whistleblower, prompting several prominent Republicans to also engage in behavior on the fringes of outing the anonymous complainant.