Republican Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio just announced that Republicans plan to subpoena the “whistleblower” to testify in a public hearing regarding the impeachment inquiry launched by House Dems against President Trump.
Despite Republicans’ intention to subpoena the so-called “whistleblower,” it is anticipated that Democrats will likely attempt to subvert the subpoena and veto the action.
Jordan’s statement about subpoenaing the whistleblower comes amid fierce debate between Republicans and Dems (Romney included here) about whether the identity of the whistleblower should be unmasked or allowed to remain hidden from the public.
That said, there is a lot of suspicion and evidenced-based allegations that Eric Ciaramella is the whistleblower.
If the subpoena does go through, then that would blow the lid off of Democrat attempts to protect the “whistleblower” once and for all, as well as force him to man up and face Congress!
Check out the news of the intended subpoena that is just breaking on Twitter:
Breitbart has more to say about Republican plans to subpoena the whistleblower:
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) said Thursday Republican lawmakers plan to subpoena the so-called “whistleblower” to testify publicly as part of the House Democrats’ partisan impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump, according to The Hill.
Jordan’s remarks come as lawmakers on Capitol Hill are battling over whether to identify the so-called “whistleblower,” who RealClearInvestigations suggests is likely to be CIA analyst Eric Ciaramella. Democrats claim the so-called “whistleblower” is no longer a key witness to their impeachment inquiry and must not be named due to the Whistleblower Protection Act. However, some Republicans, including Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) have dismissed those concerns and are mulling revealing the individual’s name.
“I’m more than willing to, and I probably will at some point,” Paul told reporters on Tuesday. “There is no law preventing anybody from saying the name.”
At President Trump’s Monday rally in Kentucky, Paul, referring to the so-called “whistleblower,” urged the establishment media to “do your job and print his name.”
The Hill also said:
The effort is not likely to bear fruit, as Democrats have rejected the idea of outing the anonymous figure, citing safety concerns, and they have veto power over any GOP subpoena requests for witness testimony.
But Trump and his Republican allies in the Capitol have made the whistleblower a central part of their defense, casting doubts about the figure's political motivations even as they readily acknowledge they don't know the person's identity.
In an investigation as weighty as impeachment, they argue, Trump has the right to face his accuser.
“The whistleblower statute never required for anonymity," Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) told reporters recently.