Democrats, who plant to meet with the so-called whistleblower, don’t want Republicans to learn the identity of the whistleblower and are considering going to great lengths just to keep them from finding out:
THE HILL – House Democrats are looking to prevent the whistleblower from being identified by holding the person’s testimony at a remote location and potentially changing their appearance and voice.
Democrats are going to great lengths to hide the whistleblower’s identity out of fear the Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee could leak their identity, according to The Washington Post, which cited three people familiar with the discussions.
Democrats are considering holding testimony outside the Capitol as well as a staff-only session that would bar lawmakers from questioning the whistleblower, according to the Post.
Democrats are also weighing options to distort the whistleblower’s appearance and voice, including through a video camera or audio-only testimony or by placing the person behind a screen, the Post reported.
These meetings could occur “within the next couple of weeks,” though the date has not been decided, an official told the Post.
If this isn’t a huge red flag I don’t know what is, that Democrats would try and prevent Republicans on the same intel committee from learning the identity of the fake whistleblower even though they are planning a meeting with the whistleblower.
Can you imagine if the shoe were on the other foot how loud Democrats would be screeching about Republicans plans to do something like this? And the media would be backing them up, decrying such a move of unprecedented secrecy.