Since the start of the impeachment process, Democrats have kept the identity of the CIA operative who blew the whistle on President Trump and a phone conversation he had with the Ukrainian president under wraps.
That is, until Friday evening.
In a tweet, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer may have disclosed the identity in a tweet praising the testimony of a recent congressional witness.
“LTC Alexander Vindman and whistleblowers like him are patriots,” Schumer tweeted. “They are standing up for the Constitution they swore an oath to defend. They don’t deserve these disgraceful attacks, and they must be protected from reprisals.”
LTC Alexander Vindman and whistleblowers like him are patriots.
They are standing up for the Constitution they swore an oath to defend.
They don’t deserve these disgraceful attacks, and they must be protected from reprisals.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) November 22, 2019
**Whistleblowers like him**
BizPac Review reports:
Schumer appears to be implying that Vindman is some sort of whistleblower, and perhaps even one of the two whistleblowers reported to have emerged in light of a “controversial” call between United States President Donald Trump and Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky.
With the amount of secrecy and anonymity surrounding the whistleblower, it’s not surprising that people are under the impression that Vindman could possibly fit the bill. According to Republican Congressman Jim Jordan, Vindman — if not the whistleblower himself — certainly tipped off the anonymous person.
Those three words stirred speculation online that Vindman is, in fact, the whistleblower at the center of the ongoing drama.
Check it out:
— HODLN 2020 (@BHodln) November 23, 2019
Would Cryin’ Chuck refer to Vindman “and whistleblowers like him” if Vindman wasn’t a whistleblower?
— Against All Odds🍹⭐⭐⭐ (@MikeJBarnes) November 23, 2019
what do you mean, "like him"?
— All roads lead to Russia / Follow the $$ (@montrealaise2) November 22, 2019
So Vindman is a WB or Spy?
— Stephanie (@Skythecat21) November 23, 2019
I knew it!! Thanks for outing him Chucky!
— Joaquin"Jack"Garcia (@JackGarcia66) November 23, 2019
Lol. Schumer outed Vindman as a whistleblower
— That Darn Duck (@T_Ducki) November 23, 2019
BizPac Review reports Jordan tried to seize on inconsistencies in Vindman’s testimony about who he talked to regarding Trump’s phone call.
Vindman answered in the public hearing that he did not tell anyone about it before the Ohio Republican pressed him to admit he previously told the committee that he told three individuals at the National Security Council, his brother, and two attorneys. He also told another group but only identified one individual in it.
“You said there was a group of other people you communicated with, but you would only give us one individual in that group — Secretary Kent,” Jordan said. “When we asked you who else you communicated with, you would not tell us. How many other people are in that group you communicated with outside the four individuals I just named?”
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff stopped Vindman from answering the question.Note: The author of this article has included commentary that expresses an opinion and analysis of the facts.