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Politics Whistleblower in Ukraine scandal under federal protection: report

04:05  30 september  2019
04:05  30 september  2019 Source:   thehill.com

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“We must protect those who demonstrate the courage to report alleged wrongdoing, whether on the battlefield or in the workplace,” Mr Maguire said at a Ukrainian ex-prosecutor in Trump scandal tries to regain top job. CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia. The whistleblower is, according to the three

I am under the impression that this means that who he is is not public information. If he knew such sensitive "Misprision of felony" is still an offense under United States federal law after being codified in It appears that, if the whistleblower is a government official, there is a legal obligation to report

The whistleblower behind the explosive complaint involving President Trump's efforts to persuade Ukraine's president to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter is currently under federal protection, CBS News reported Sunday.

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"60 Minutes" host Scott Pelley announced the network had obtained a letter indicating the whistleblower is under protection because they fear for their safety.

The letter from the whistleblower's lawyer, Andrew Bakaj, Compass Rose LLC, indicates that the office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) has activated "appropriate resources" to protect them.

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A whistleblower report released on Thursday said President Donald Trump not only abused his office in attempting to solicit Ukraine 's interference in the Before the call, Ukraine ’s government was told that interaction between Zelenskiy and Trump depended on whether the Ukrainian leader would “play

The whistleblower who filed the complaint regarding Trump's controversial phone call with Zelensky is an officer in the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Notably, the whistleblower returned to the CIA after the complaint was issued, according to the media report . The whistleblower 's attorneys did not

The Hill has reached out to Bakaj.

The complaint, which was released to the public on Thursday, is at the center of the House Democrat's impeachment inquiry.

Trump and his allies have sought to discredit the complaint and the whistleblower behind it.

The president on Sunday tweeted that the person who filed the complaint should be outed and said they will face "big consequences."

Little is still known about the whistleblower, who according to the complaint was not a direct witness to the conversation but was told about it by White House colleagues.

The president's camp has zeroed in on the whistleblower not being directly privy to the call between the Trump and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky as a disqualification of the complaint.

The partial transcript of the call confirms the whistleblower's claim that Trump pressed Zelensky to investigate the Biden family.

The New York Times has reported the whistleblower is a CIA officer who is currently working at the agency's headquarters in Langley.

Former national security officials call for whistleblower's identity to be protected .
Ninety former national security officials are demanding the whistleblower at the center of allegations that sparked an impeachment inquiry into President Trump be protected. In an open letter to "the American people," first reported by the Wall Street Journal late Sunday, the former national security officials commend the whistleblower's actions and stress that the person went through the proper procedure to report the alleged wrongdoing.

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