REPORT: Dems Consider Hiding Identity of Whistleblower From GOP Lawmakers by Holding Testimony in Remote Location – Changing His Appearance, Voice
House Democrats are considering hiding the Deep State CIA officer’s identity by holding his testimony in a remote location.
The Washington Post reported on Monday, citing three people familiar with the discussions, that Democrats are going to go to great lengths to conceal the ‘whistleblower’s’ identity by holding his testimony in a remote location and even changing his physical appearance and voice.
The Democrats also want to bar GOP lawmakers from questioning the whistleblower and only allow staffers to question him outside of the Capitol.
The meetings outside of Capitol Hill could take place “within the next couple of weeks,” however a concrete date has not yet been set.
House Democrats are weighing extraordinary steps to secure testimony from a whistleblower whose complaint prompted an impeachment inquiry, masking his identity to prevent President Trump’s congressional allies from exposing the individual, according to three officials familiar with the deliberations.
The steps under consideration include having the whistleblower testify from a remote location and obscuring the individual’s appearance and voice, these officials said.
The efforts reflect the deepening distrust between Democrats running the impeachment inquiry of Trump and their GOP colleagues they see as fully invested in defending a president who has attacked the whistleblower’s credibility and demanded absolute loyalty from Republicans.
The highly unusual arrangement for the whistleblower’s testimony underscores the toxicity between Republicans and Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee, which was once considered among the most bipartisan but is now spearheading the divisive impeachment investigation. One individual familiar with the discussions said this is the first time the panel has had to take such extraordinary measures to protect a witness — including from their own GOP colleagues.
The House Democrats also restricted access to the visitor logbook after GOP staffers were looking at who signed the logs and gave the information to reporters (gasp).
We now know that House Intel Chairman Adam Schiff was made aware of the CIA officer’s allegations against President Trump before he filed the whistleblower complaint form.
We also know that Schiff broke the House rules when he withheld classified information from the Minority members of the House Intel Panel (such as Devin Nunes).
And now, according to The Post, Schiff wants to conceal the identity of his CIA buddy so he doesn’t ‘burn the source.’
President Trump recently said that he wants to meet the Deep State CIA snitch.
“In addition, I want to meet not only my accuser, who presented SECOND & THIRD HAND INFORMATION, but also the person who illegally gave this information, which was largely incorrect, to the ‘Whistleblower,’ ” Trump tweeted. “Was this person SPYING on the U.S. President? Big Consequences!”
“If the whistleblower’s allegations are turned into an impeachment article, it’s imperative that the whistleblower be interviewed in public, under oath, and cross-examined,” Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham said on Fox News’s “Sunday Morning Futures.”
The ‘whistleblower’ is currently under federal protection ‘in fear for his life.’