Burr Breaks From Trump And Graham, Says Whistleblower Shouldn’t Be Exposed

on June 13, 2017 in Washington, DC.
Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) listens to Attorney General Jeff Sessions testify on June 13, 2017. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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On Thursday, Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Richard Burr (R-NC) said the whistleblower who sparked the impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump should stay anonymous to the public.

“We protect whistleblowers,” the Republican senator told reporters, according to The Hill. “We protect witnesses in our committee.”

Unlike President Donald Trump and Senate Judiciary Chair Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Burr said he “never” believed that the whistleblower’s identity ought to be revealed to the public.

Last week, the whistleblower’s lawyers announced that their client would be willing to answer written questions from Burr’s committee and the House Intelligence Committee.

Trump has been demanding for the whistleblower’s unmasking for months while Graham, the President’s top defender in the Senate, has vowed to force the whistleblower to testify publicly in front of his committee.

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  1. Just a reminder, Sen Burr is the Devin Nunes of the senate…
    He has been a WH informant again and again per Mueller Report!

    Talk is cheap…Only in his actions will Burr prove if he can walk the talk!

  2. Burr got an anonymous call reminding him of the actual law.

  3. Cue walkback of his remarks in 3…2…

  4. Avatar for spin spin says:

    Far from it. His committee actually produced a report confirming Russian interference on behalf of trump.

    He is not up for reelection until 2022, and I strongly suspect he will be a vote to convict trump at the end of this all. and P.s. when he ran in 2016 he promised this would be his last term…

    He is going to keep his powder dry, but so far has been (after Romney and murkowski) behaved perhaps the next most honestly of the republicans. Yes, low Barr, I know, but let’s at least acknowledge what he has actually done.

  5. See, the thing is, he’s already been exposed, hasn’t he? This has put this man and his family in danger.

    Republican hypocrites. Redundant, that.

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