Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) recently claimed that President Trump could expose the Ukraine whistleblower’s identity and put them in harm’s way, Politico reports.
Schumer wrote a letter to the Deputy Director National of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire and Inspector General Michael Atkinson on Monday, baselessly claiming that President Trump “may disclose the whistleblower’s identity or cause it to be disclosed by others in the administration.” Schumer used this as an excuse to pressure both the DNI and IG to “protect the whistleblower from both workplace reprisal and threats to his or her personal safety.”
The alleged whistleblower first came forward last month to claim that President Trump had attempted to strong-arm the government of Ukraine into investigating the business dealings of Hunter Biden, son of former Vice President Joe Biden, who is running for president in 2020.
However, it was later revealed that the whistleblower did not have any first-hand knowledge of the phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, and was basing their report on hearsay. It has since been revealed that the whistleblower has ties to one of the Democratic presidential candidates, and had coordinated their whistleblower report with House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) before it was officially filed, further proving that the individual in question most likely has a political bias against President Trump.