Impeachment: Trump's son tweets name of alleged whistleblower

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Corroborated by what? Other opinions? That's not factual corroboration. How many people in prison have been found guilty on faulty opinion and later released.
I asked you a question in another thread which you predictably cowered from which exposes your hypocrisy.
You don't want "opinions" on a "phone conversation" to be used to indict Trump.
What if it were Biden?

Let's say, hypothetically, people come forward and a phone transcript comes forward that, similar to Trump's situation, provides a demonstration of quid pro quo.
Would you likewise insist we could not indict based on this information?
Of course you wouldn't because that position is a b.s. standard that does not exist.
Testimony IS EVIDENCE whether you want to admit it or not.
And a review of who said / did what is what is used in the real world to convict people.

This crap of you trying to reinvent standards is simple partisanship.


The complaint amounts to an opinion. No cigar. It does not matter who agrees with it.
The same situation could exist with Biden, but you guys would leap at the chance if you had any viable testimony / transcript showing any guilt his way.
TESTIMONY is valid, whether you want to admit it or not.
 
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There are laws against witness intimidation. Outing them and exposing them to ruthless violent Republicans is definitely intimidating.
What rules? This isn't a real trial. It's a sham owned and operated in kangaroo style by the Democrats. When the prosecution controls who may be a witness, what the defense can ask them and who the accuser is. Your bogus citation of the violent Republicans is a lie being perpetuated to try and convince the low IQ short attention span libs that they're doing the right thing.
 

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What rules? This isn't a real trial. It's a sham owned and operated in kangaroo style by the Democrats. When the prosecution controls who may be a witness, what the defense can ask them and who the accuser is. Your bogus citation of the violent Republicans is a lie being perpetuated to try and convince the low IQ short attention span libs that they're doing the right thing.
Here ya go:

Under the Employment Rights Act 1996 if an employee “blows the whistle” they will receive protection from being dismissed or victimised
 
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Whistleblower Advocates Demand Obstruction Probe, Suggest Don Jr. Should Be ‘Immediately Arrested’
A law firm dedicated to protecting the rights and interests of whistleblowers is demanding a federal investigation into any leaks concerning the intelligence community whistleblower responsible for alerting the public to President Donald Trump‘s alleged attempts to extort Ukrainian officials via quid pro quo.

A letter authored by the namesake partners at Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto, LLP called on Attorney General William Barr to open a criminal investigation into any leaks of the whistleblower’s identity. Law&Crime obtained a copy of the letter on Wednesday afternoon.

“As attorneys representing whistleblowers for over 35-years we are extremely concerned about the nation-wide ‘chilling effect’ the disclosure of the identity of any intelligence community whistleblower will necessary cause,” the two-page letter begins. “Whistleblowers need to reassurance [sic] that the laws protecting them will be strictly enforced.”

Alarm bells went off in full fashion late Wednesday morning after Donald Trump Jr. tweeted out an article which may or may not have contained the name of the intelligence community whistleblower.

The White House later claimed they had no knowledge of–or intent to join–the younger Trump’s efforts to out the person who has plagued the Trump administration since early September.

The lawyers’ letter singles out the 45th president’s oldest son:

If the [whistleblower’s] name is revealed by any person, including Donald Trump, Jr., we hereby request that the persons engaging in this obstruction of justice be immediately arrested.
The attorneys point Barr’s attention to a federal obstruction of justice statute specifically keyed toward protecting whistleblowers.

This law, the letter notes, was “amended to explicitly prevent retaliation against whistleblowers” over 15 years ago.

A 2002 amendment to the federal retaliation statute notes:

Whoever knowingly, with the intent to retaliate, takes any action harmful to any person, including interference with the lawful employment or livelihood of any person, for providing to a law enforcement officer any truthful information relating to the commission or possible commission of any Federal offense, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 10 years, or both.
Codified at 18 U.S.C. § 1513(e), the law cited “makes clear that the intelligence community whistleblower who filed a valid concern with the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community would be fully protected under this law, and any person who retaliates against this whistleblower would be guilty of a serious felony under federal law,” the letter notes.

The two Kohns and Colapinto also delivered a glancing blow against President Trump himself: “This felony would also qualify as a ‘high crime or misdemeanor’ under the U.S. Constitution.”

 
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In the overall picture, he is very valuable. Was his actions partisan?
Irrelevant, his complaint has been verified by the testimonies of other people, including Trump himself
Was he parroting talking points provided by the Democrats, etc., his position, and how he arrived there is of utmost importance. All should be subject to questioning.
His complaint has been proven to be factually accurate therefore it doesn't matter why he made the complaint, because it doesn't alter anything.
 
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