Watch: Rand Paul Obliterates Reporter Who Claims It’s Illegal To Out Whistleblower

Senator Rand Paul hit a reporter with facts after she claimed his call for the media to out a whistleblower whose complaint led to an impeachment inquiry is illegal.

The unidentified reporter from The Hill asked, “The whistleblower laws protect the whistleblower. You know it’s illegal to out a whistleblower?”

“Actually, you see you’ve got that wrong too,” Paul responded.

The reporter insisted she was right in saying it was illegal, firing back, “No, we don’t,” but Paul, unbowed, wasn’t about to let that slide.

“You should work on the facts,” the Kentucky Republican said, stopping for emphasis. “The whistleblower statute protects the whistleblower from having his name revealed by the inspector general. Even The New York Times admits that no one else is under any legal obligation.”

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Material Witness

The Republican lawmaker went on to explain that the whistleblower, identified on these pages as CIA officer Eric Ciaramella, a registered Democrat who worked with former Vice President Joe Biden and former CIA Director John Brennan, is a material witness in the inquiry who needs to answer some questions.

“The other point, and you need to be really careful if you really are interested in the news,” Paul told the reporter, “is the whistleblower actually is a material witness completely separate from being a whistleblower because he worked for Joe Biden at the same time Hunter Biden was receiving $50,000 per month.”


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“So the investigation into the corruption of Hunter Biden involves this whistleblower because he was there at the time,” he continued. “Did he bring up the conflict of interest? Was there a discussion of this? What was his involvement with the relationship between Joe Biden and the prosecutor? There are a lot of questions the whistleblower has to answer.”

Paul then proceeded to take down the media argument that the whistleblower is entitled to protection from the media on his Twitter feed.

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Legal Scholars

It’s remarkable to watch the entire mainstream media run cover for the whistleblower. If the roles were reversed, and there was a material witness filing a complaint against Rep. Adam Schiff or House Speaker Nancy Pelosi – and it could lead to their removal from office – then you know quite well that the Democrats would have already outed that person.

And the media would have obediently followed suit. Instead, Ciaramella is being hidden by liberals in politics and every major news network is … obediently following suit.

See a theme?

Every formerly respected journalist is now no better than the ladies of “The View,” who spent yesterday accusing Paul of being “crazy” and “forgetting” the rule of law.

Paul continued pressing the media to reveal the whistleblower’s name as it is their job to do so, but explained that he might just do it himself in the near future.

“I’m more than willing to, and I probably will at some point. … There is no law preventing anybody from saying the name,” he said.

Any mainstream reporter would have a bombshell on their hands if they simply reported the facts. Instead, they walk in lockstep with the Democrat party and their demands. It’s pathetic.

Rusty Weiss has been covering politics for over 15 years. His writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, Fox... More about Rusty Weiss

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