GOP Senators are making the argument that more information is needed about the whistleblower and what he knows since he is the one who started the whole impeachment inquiry.
CNN’s John King tends to agree with them.
According to Town Hall:
During President Trump’s impeachment trial Thursday, Chief Justice John Roberts refused to read a question submitted by Republican Senator Rand Paul. The reason, allegedly, is because the question named the whistleblower who filed the second-hand complaint about President Donald Trump’s July 25, 2019 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Arguably, the reason the Senate is holding an impeachment trial is because of the complaint.
My question today is about whether or not individuals who were holdovers from the Obama National Security Council and Democrat partisans conspired with Schiff staffers to plot impeaching the President before there were formal House impeachment proceedings.
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) January 30, 2020
How does John Roberts know the name of the whistleblower?
We don’t. And the question wasn’t about that.
— Doug Stafford (@dougstafford) January 30, 2020
Paul published the question and stated it is not about the whistleblower, but instead about National Security Council staff.
Considering the whistleblower complaint launched the impeachment process, don’t senators and the American people deserve to know more? Even CNN’s John King thinks so.
CNN’s John King: “Republicans make a good point. The Whistleblower started all this. Why has the Whistleblower never been questioned? Shouldn’t the House Democrats have found a secure way to do that? It’s a legitimate point of debate.” pic.twitter.com/lsutmBXBwJ
— ALX ???????? (@alx) January 30, 2020
Lead Democrat impeachment manager Adam Schiff has denied knowing or having contact with the person who filed the complaint, which is a lie.
Stunning that Adam Schiff lies to millions of Americans when he says he doesn’t know the identity of the whistleblower.
He absolutely knows the identity of the whistleblower b/c he coordinated with the individual before the whistleblower’s complaint! His staff helped write it!
— Elise Stefanik (@EliseStefanik) January 29, 2020
There are many questions and concerns about the alleged whistleblower and potential conflicts of interest.
Democrats aren’t answering any of them. pic.twitter.com/KLN3KmqZpO
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) January 30, 2020
The whistleblower was the main focus of Democrats early on, but for some reason, they distanced themselves from the whistleblower as time went on.