Originally Posted by Harry Johnson
So, right or wrong, now that the guy was outed, he can go after the government for not protecting him.
Federal law from the Inspector General Act of 1978: “shall not, after receipt of a complaint or information from an employee, disclose the identity of the employee without the consent of the employee, unless the inspector general determines such disclosure is unavoidable.”
NOPE. He can't do jack. The law is written to state that the Inspector General cannot disclose his information. Anyone else on the planet can do so however and he has no protections or obligations of law to remain anonymous. The law only protects him from harassment and protects his employment status.
He has no rights to remain anonymous, and the law dictates that as an accuser, the accused has the right to directly face him in court, another law broken by Schiff as he's preventing Trump lawyers from being present to represent him and hiding the whistleblower's identity.
He broke the rules by going directly to congress. He broke the rules by second guessing the IG by going outside the proper chain of command after the IG ruled that he had conflicts of interest, and having worked for Obama, Biden, and Brennan as a CIA employee.
He has no merit as a whistleblower as he can't meet the proper definitions, and even if he did, he had no direct knowledge, only hearsay of the events, which have been proven to be legal.
Secondhand knowledge was not allowed, so the Democrats changed the whistleblower laws to allow secondhand knowledge, and back dated the rules.
Everything about this is a crap show and Pelosi and Schiff have broken a dozen ethics rules and possibly a few laws to keep this clown show in action. Like someone said, it's a political campaign masquerading as an impeachment inquiry.
The Democrats are committing political suicide in a last ditch effort to prevent him from getting reelected. Nancy Pelosi even admitted that if they lost the House in 2020, it would all be worth it just to keep him out of office. I doubt they'll get either. It's unlikely they'll have any credibility after this mess and Trump is killing it in the polls for a 2020 win.