This weekend there were rumblings in the media that a second whistleblower, this one with direct knowledge of Donald Trump’s actions toward Ukraine, was considering coming forward to corroborate the first whistleblower’s complaint. As of this morning it’s official. At this rate whistleblowers are coming out of the woodwork in real time.
ABC News broke the news this morning that the second whistleblower is officially coming forward, and that he has first hand knowledge of Donald Trump’s actions. Attorney Andrew Bakaj then tweeted this: “I can confirm that my firm and my team represent multiple whistleblowers in connection to the underlying August 12, 2019, disclosure to the Intelligence Community Inspector General.” It’s notable that he didn’t say “two” – he said “multiple.” Is he just being vague, or is he hinting that there are more than two?
Even as you decide to parse that however you like, it’s worth keeping in mind that this past week we all learned that there is also a whistleblower inside the Treasury Department, and that as a result of it, the Treasury Department Inspector General in now investigating Steve Mnuchin’s attempts at burying Donald Trump’s tax returns.
At this point there are enough whistleblowers to form a parade – and these are just the ones we know about. Now that multiple members of the U.S. intel community have come forward to document Donald Trump’s Ukraine crimes, we have a sneaking suspicion that even more of them will come forward in order to have each other’s backs.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report