Donald Trump Jr. Tweets Name Of Whistleblower, Places Whistleblower’s Family In Danger
Donald Trump Jr. tweeted the name of the alleged anonymous whistleblower, which has not been confirmed, notes Agence France-Presse.
Andrew Bakaj, the whistleblower’s lawyer, would not confirm or deny the reported name, but added: “Identifying any name for the whistleblower will simply place that individual and their family at risk.”
The whistleblower, who is a CIA analyst, came forward to expose President Donald Trump’s illegal plan to withhold military aid to the Ukraine unless Ukrainian officials dug up dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden.
Trump Jr. also linked his tweet to a Breitbart news article implying the whistleblower was pro-Democrat and anti-Trump.
Huff Post reporter Yashar Ali tweeted that the White House claims it did not know that Trump Jr.was going to illegally out the whistleblower:
The White House says the president nor any senior administration official was aware in advance that the president’s eldest son was going to tweet out the name of the alleged whistleblower.— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) November 6, 2019
I’ve also asked if they approve of his decision to do so.
2. “The outrage on this is BS. And those pretending that I would coordinate with The White House to send out a Breitbart link haven’t been watching my feed for a long time,” Don Jr tells me via text-message in response to questions about his tweet.— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) November 6, 2019
4. Don Jr adds to what he told me re his tweet https://t.co/yFw5b74NaX— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) November 6, 2019
(Sources: Agence France-Presse via Yahoo News, Yashar Ali/Twitter, Photo Credit: Fox News)