Ukraine whistleblower under fire — Where are the first responders? | TheHill
Never in the history of this republic has a whistleblower been so publicly blowtorched. I refer to the intelligence community patriot who caught President Donald Trump Donald John TrumpTrump encounters GOP resistance to investigating Hunter Biden Trump's 2016 team sounds alarm as Democrats make gains Whistleblower lawyer sends cease and desist to White House over Trump's attacks MORE red-handed, shaking down the Ukrainian government.
Meanwhile, the first responders — Congress — are standing on the sidelines, gawking. Some are even grabbing their own blowtorches, gleefully joining in. How did this startling, upside-down reality show come about? And who’s going to do something about it?
Many in this town have spent ample blood, sweat and tears for decades building up an infrastructure to protect whistleblowers. The laws we passed were never adequate enough, so we came back again and again to tighten them up. The law protecting the identity of the Ukraine whistleblower was a long time in the making.
Now, along comes a whirling dervish (Trump) and his torch and pitchfork mob (Sen. Lindsey Graham Lindsey Olin GrahamTrump encounters GOP resistance to investigating Hunter Biden GOP senator wants to know whistleblower identity if there's an impeachment trial Senate Intel chair doesn't want whistleblower's identity disclosed MORE, Sen. Rand Paul Randal (Rand) Howard PaulTrump encounters GOP resistance to investigating Hunter Biden GOP senator wants to know whistleblower identity if there's an impeachment trial Rand Paul warns he could oppose impeachment trial rules if it limits witnesses MORE, Rep. Jim Jordan James ...
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