Why Does Anyone Care, Including Paul Rand Think Revealing Their Identity Is a Good Idea
After someone pulls a fire alarm, do we care who pulled the alarm if there actually is a fire? No.
If the whistleblower (who I will call WB for short) had filed their report and the investigation found no corroborating evidence, then we’d be done by now and it would have been a waste of taxpayers’ money. But that’s not where we’re at.
The House Intelligence Committee, based on WB’s report, called other participants in State Department negotiations with Ukrainian government officials to testify. And based on that testimony, the House of Representatives voted to formalize the impeachment inquiry.
I only see one reason that President Trump would demand that the public know who the whistleblower is and that is to ensure that they suffer sufficiently that no one else would ever want to be in that position and therefore will never challenge his administration.
When the police receive an anonymous tip that leads them to solving a crime, does anyone (other than the criminal) care who provided the tip?
There is a huge risk if WB’s name is made public, that he or she and their family will suffer a media frenzy of epic proportions. The President of the United States and other White House officials will want to discredit and smear WB. How will Rand or the President feel when the camera crews camp out around WB’s home, disrupting his or her children’s trip to school? And what should happen if weeks and months of media attention are too much for them to bear emotionally? Consider how unwanted negative media attention led to the suicide deaths of Jacintha Saldanha and Mark Madoff. Let us not risk another such tragedy when WB’s identity is protected by law, the same law that President Trump is sworn to uphold.
The laws that allow a whistleblower to remain anonymous were written for good reason. The nation’s focus should be on the complaint of WB and whether an investigation determines the President has violated his oath of office. I hope that WB’s identity, like that of Deep Throat in Watergate, shall either never be known or not revealed in their lifetime.
Just my opinion. Clap if you agree. If you don’t, feel free to comment below.
About the author: Anne Emerick is the author of Quotes for Achievement, No-Work Spanish bilingual audiobooks and a new title, Out-of-Work to Making Money, 21 Comeback Stories Every Job Hunter Should Hear