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Schiff’s claim that the whistleblower has a ‘statutory right’ to anonymity
WaComPost ^ | 11/20/19 | Anthony Rizzo

Posted on 12/14/2019 2:55:11 PM PST by lescrane

Schiff’s claim that the whistleblower has a ‘statutory right’ to anonymity Schiff: Whistleblower has 'right' to anonymity Rep. Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.) misleadingly claimed t November 20, 2019 at 3:00 a.m. EST “I am concerned about a bad-faith effort to out a whistleblower who has a statutory right to remain anonymous.”

— Rep. Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.), in a closed-door deposition of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, Oct. 29, 2019

“The whistleblower has a right to anonymity. There are public reports that the life of the whistleblower has been threatened. We do not want this committee used, or this testimony used, to try to exact political retribution against the whistleblower.”

— Schiff, in a closed-door deposition of National Security Council official Tim Morrison, Oct. 31, 2019

“The whistleblower has the right, a statutory right, to anonymity. These proceedings will not be used to out the whistleblower.”

— Schiff, in a public hearing with Vindman, Nov. 19, 2019

Does the whistleblower who filed a complaint about President Trump have a “statutory right” to remain anonymous, as Schiff

It’s not a right spelled out in any statute. But national security experts warn that disclosing the whistleblower’s identity could expose him to danger and retribution, and chill whistleblowing in general.

The Facts A male CIA analyst filed a detailed complaint about Trump’s July 25 phone call with the president of Ukraine and related events. Trump asked the Ukrainians to “look into” former vice president Joe Biden, a potential Democratic opponent in the 2020 election, and to investigate a debunked conspiracy theory that Ukrainians (and not Russians) interfered in the 2016 U.S. election, according to a White House record of the call.

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I googled the question today after hearing countless times in the witchhunt hearings that whistleblowers have a right to anonymity. Shockingly, the "Fact checker" at WaPo calls out Pencil Neck/Shifty Schiff. Most of The MSM of course totally ignore the falsehood.
1 posted on 12/14/2019 2:55:11 PM PST by lescrane
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To: lescrane
In America you are allowed to face your accuser. This is not a repeat of the Dreyfus trial in France or the Stalinist purge trials of the 1930's

(stuff you learn when home schooled)

2 posted on 12/14/2019 3:00:19 PM PST by SkyDancer ( ~ Just Consider Me A Random Fact Generator ~ Eat Sleep Fly Repeat ~)
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To: lescrane

Mr. Schiff should be called “Pinocchio Man” he’s such an effing liar!


3 posted on 12/14/2019 3:02:25 PM PST by Brandonmark (Made America Great Again! 11.08.2016 - A DAY OF RENEWAL)
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To: lescrane

The compost just cannot stop with the lying and disinformation. No one has debunked the “conspiracy theory that Ukrainians (and not Russians) interfered in the 2016 U.S. election”. Even the wording of their statement is biased and intentionally misleading, as usual.


4 posted on 12/14/2019 3:02:30 PM PST by rigelkentaurus
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To: lescrane

Mark Levin talked about it some time ago. The statute says nothing about being able to remain anonymous.


5 posted on 12/14/2019 3:03:48 PM PST by shelterguy
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To: rigelkentaurus

When the whistleblower is no longer useful he/she will know how Jeff Epstein feels.


6 posted on 12/14/2019 3:04:20 PM PST by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: lescrane

It’s probably worse for the “WB” to have been doxxed like this but not publicly identified. He’ll be forever looking over his shoulder, which is good. If he’d been IDed then he would make some kind of claim that he deserves protection. Since we don’t know who he is (lol) he’s on his own.


7 posted on 12/14/2019 3:05:24 PM PST by bigbob (Trust Trump. Trust the Plan.)
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To: lescrane
Whistleblowers have a right to not be subject to any retaliation, but they do not have a right to anonymity, protection from telling lies, or jeopardy for not following the proper protocol.
8 posted on 12/14/2019 3:06:06 PM PST by JPG (MAGA!)
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To: bigbob

Unfortunately the WB statute is being abused by members of the “resistance” who don’t like DJT’s policies or actions. Kind of like millions who take advantage of antidiscrimination laws to cover their incompetence.


9 posted on 12/14/2019 3:09:05 PM PST by lescrane
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To: lescrane

The whistleblower who questioned our government’s payments to Halper was punished!

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-08-16/pentagon-whistleblower-demoted-after-exposing-millions-paid-fbi-spy-halper-clinton


10 posted on 12/14/2019 3:09:11 PM PST by lizma2
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To: lescrane

I seem to remember Obama arresting and pressing charges against any whistle blowers who said anything about his transgressions


11 posted on 12/14/2019 3:11:53 PM PST by Hodar (A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.- Burroughs)
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To: shelterguy
When a whistleblower files a complaint he may ASK to remain anonymous. And that's okay unless there's a good reason for him NOT to remain anonymous. And I think that being the basis for a call for impeachment of the President of the United States is sufficient reason to know his identity.

And in my gut, we're going to find that this person is closely aligned with James Comey. The MO is identical to Comey and his leaks.

12 posted on 12/14/2019 3:12:32 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: lescrane

so the accused doesn’t get to face his accuser?

Well that’s fair in a free society. No sham trial here.

I don’t think the demtards realize what they’re doing, in terms of repercussions.


13 posted on 12/14/2019 3:17:18 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not Averse to Going Bronson.)
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“The statute says nothing about being able to remain anonymous.”

It’s about protecting whistleblowers against retaliation.

Were whistleblowers to be allowed anonymity, it would become a shitstorm of false allegations.


14 posted on 12/14/2019 3:17:22 PM PST by polymuser (It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and so few by deceit. Noel Coward)
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To: lescrane

He didn’t qualify as a whistleblower until the rules where inexplicably changed immediately after the phone call, allowing for hearsay, which it was. That makes it CONSPIRACY BY EVERYONE IN THE CHAIN TO COMMIT HIGH TREASON.


15 posted on 12/14/2019 3:18:16 PM PST by Dogbert41 (Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord!)
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Were whistleblowers to be allowed anonymity, it would become a shitstorm of false allegations.

So, exactly like what is happening now with Trump.

16 posted on 12/14/2019 3:20:27 PM PST by kosciusko51
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Considering congress changed the definition of whistle blower specifically and only for him a few weeks before


17 posted on 12/14/2019 3:22:28 PM PST by dsrtsage (Complexity is merely simplicity lacking imagination)
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To: lescrane

According to the spirit of the Constitution, an accused has the right to face his accuser in court. There is no statutory right for a man to put an accusation out there and refuse to own up to it.


18 posted on 12/14/2019 3:25:35 PM PST by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: dsrtsage

There is No Statutory right.

It’s a bunch of DEM Hacks.

Just like IG Horowitz withholding names of wrongdoers. There is nothing anywhere to support that.

Made up of whole cloth to protect Democrats.

Media follows suit - because they’re in on it


19 posted on 12/14/2019 3:27:16 PM PST by AnthonySoprano
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To: lescrane

Who says the whistleblower is not another Schiffless parody?


20 posted on 12/14/2019 3:27:44 PM PST by bray (Pray for President Trump)
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