Rand Paul Doubles Down: If Fake News Won’t Name the Whistleblower, ‘I’m More Than Willing To’
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is getting more bold in his defense of President Donald Trump against the deep state, as they continue to promulgate a crisis based on Trump’s correspondence with the Ukraine.
Paul got up on stage at a Trump rally on Monday night and demanded that the fake news reveal the name of the whistleblower who levied specious, second-hand charges against the President. While the focus of the witch hunt used to be on Russian collusion, they switched to this new scam after the Mueller report cleared Trump of any serious wrongdoing.
“We also now know the name of the whistleblower. The whistleblower needs to come forward as a material witness because he worked for Joe Biden at the same time Hunter Biden was getting money from corrupt oligarchs,” Paul said at the Kentucky rally on Monday night.
“I say tonight to the media, do your job and print his name,” Paul said to the pro-MAGA crowd as they went wild.
Paul received a great deal of enmity from the media for demanding that they actually do their jobs. He stood firm against questioning from The Hill on Tuesday, asserting the law to a clueless reporter.
Question: "The whistleblower laws protect the whistleblower. You know it's illegal to out a whistleblower?"
— The Hill (@thehill) November 5, 2019
Paul was not done with those defiant comments. He went even further, telling the fake news that he would do their jobs and name the whistleblower himself if they were unwilling to do so.
“I’m more than willing to, and I probably will at some point. … There is no law preventing anybody from saying the name,” Paul said to reporters.
“I want it to be more about the process and less about the person,” Paul told Bret Baier during an interview that aired on Fox News. “Nothing stops me. There’s no law that stops me from doing it other than that I don’t want to make it about the one individual.”
Paul, who has been the most steadfast defender of liberty in the Senate since his election in 2010, asserts that the secrecy of the whistleblower’s identity is at odds with the Sixth Amendment of the Constitution. Trump is not being given the opportunity to face his accuser, who is widely believed to be a Democratic operative with an ax to grind against the President.
Enshrined in the 6th Amendment is the right to confront your accuser. 15th century Doges allowed anonymous allegations inserted in the mouth of the lion to convict the innocent with gossip.
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) November 5, 2019
The Kentucky Senator is showing courage that is incredibly rare from anyone within the Washington D.C. swamp. Republicans would be wise to stand with Rand as he defends the President against chicanery from the intelligence community that is putting the electoral process and the rule of law into serious jeopardy.