more lawbreaking in the Oval Office as Trump tries to out the whistleblower

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— Cyrus Toulabi (@CyrusToulabi) September 30, 2019

More “firehose” tactics by Trump continue as the impeachment inquiry moves forward. This tweet is a tell considering that the State department retroactively classified some information in order to pursue their “email investigation” of some 130 staffers in the hope of getting incriminating HRC material.

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— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2019

— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) September 30, 2019

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— JΞSŦΞR ✪ ΔCŦUΔL³³º¹ (@th3j35t3r) September 30, 2019

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— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) September 30, 2019

The attorneys representing the Trump-Ukraine whistleblower are navigating a terrain fraught with serious risks to their client, likely to derail his or her government career and maybe bring a criminal sentence.

This is why keeping the whistleblower’s name a secret is paramount as counsel continue negotiations for Congress to secure the person’s testimony in potential impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. The whistleblower alleged that Trump suggested he would withhold government aid to Ukraine unless the country’s president did Trump a “favor” of investigating Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden.

“All agree protecting [the] whistleblower’s identity is paramount,” said a tweet by Mark Zaid, one of the attorneys representing the whistleblower.

History shows that government whistleblowers, especially those who disclose national security information when revealing government malfeasance, often land in prison unless they have competent counsel to help them make their disclosures using the exact right legal procedures. Even the whistleblowers who do everything right often face retaliation at work, and in the end, they could lose their careers in the intelligence community, attorneys say.

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— Roy Wood Jr- Ex Jedi (@roywoodjr) September 30, 2019

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