Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) received a lot of criticism about his question that Chief Justice John Roberts rejected during the impeachment trial. Roberts rejected the question because it supposedly names the whistleblower even though people insist no one knows the identity of said whistleblower.

Paul used his allotted time on the Senate floor to explain his question and push back against those who called him a hypocrite.

This is his question: “Are you aware that House intelligence committee staffer Shawn Misko had a close relationship with Eric Ciaramella while at the National Security Council together and are you aware and how do you respond to reports that Ciaramella and Misko may have worked together to plot impeaching the President before there were formal house impeachment proceedings.”

Paul is a huge defender of whistleblowers. He called Edward Snowden the greatest whistleblower of this generation.

So why name the supposed whistleblower? Because if it was an orchestrated effort to take down President Donald Trump then he (or she) does not deserve whistleblower protections. It means he (or she) is not a whistleblower.

Paul said we need to know more about the whistleblower to understand how “they gamed the system in order to try to bring down the president.”

Plus, unlike how people view Snowden, Paul isn’t calling for the whistleblower’s head, for him to lose his job, or go to jail. He also never accused either of them being the whistleblower.

Everyone is so uptight about Eric Ciaramella even though everyone says no one knows the identity of the whistleblower.


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