Trump Tells Reporters They ‘Ought To Release’ Whistleblower Information

President Donald Trump talking to reporters (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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President Donald Trump’s obsession with the whistleblower’s identity is intensifying, as he prodded White House reporters to investigate and release the person’s identity Sunday.

“As you know, certain of the media released information about a man that they said was the whistleblower; I don’t know if that’s true or not,” he said. “But what they said is he’s an Obama person. It was involved with Brennan, Susan Rice, which means Obama.”

“If he’s the whistleblower, he has no credibility because he’s a Brennan guy, he’s a Susan Rice guy, he’s an Obama guy, and he hates Trump, and he’s a radical,” he continued. “Now, maybe it’s not him. But if it’s him, you guys ought to release the information.”

“Now, I don’t know if it’s true or not, but that was reported by some of the media, so you’ll have to find out,” he concluded. “CNN knows who it is, but you don’t want to report it…and you know, you’d be doing the public a service if you did.”

Trump (and thus Republicans) have sustained a burning interest in the whistleblower’s identity despite his or her growing irrelevance to the impeachment inquiry. Democrats, initially hellbent on getting the whistleblower’s testimony, now shrug at the prospect, citing the wealth of evidence they’ve gotten from other witnesses who don’t have to worry so much about protecting their identities.

Nevertheless, over the weekend, the whistleblower’s lawyer offered up the opportunity for Republicans to submit written questions, which his client would answer under oath.

The compromise was not enough for the President:

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  1. If Trump has dialed it up to 12 a year out from the election and as the impeachment is just beginning, how bad is the next year going to be?

  2. Avatar for jmacaz jmacaz says:

    Why not simply ignore tRump… We know he will rant to his rubes, and all they (his rants) do is tend to piss off anyone with any degree of intelligence. I would like to keep my sanity if possible, constant bombarding by tRump’s assholieness is not good for me

  3. Just as soon as you release your fraudulent tax returns, Donnie…

  4. Release the WB info so The Criminal Orange Impeachiness can threaten/intimidate or discredit the WB = UNLAWFUL!

    The lawlessness of the Trump Criminal Regime is aided and abetted by the Thugs-R-Us and it’s maggoted MAGA base!

  5. As long as it gets us a 46, it’ll be worth it.

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