Facebook is facing a new lawsuit over censorship after its decision to allegedly remove posts which name the alleged whistleblower. Tuesday reports said a law school student accused the social media platform of deleting three of his posts naming the alleged informant without any explanation.
Senate Intel Chair Richard Burr is saying he doesn’t want the identity of the Ukraine whistleblower to be made public. Talking to reporters on Capitol Hill Thursday, Burr said disclosing the whistleblower’s identity could contradict the Senate’s policy to protect its witnesses. He also said he has never considered revealing who the whistleblower is.
GOP Senator Lindsey Graham is joining calls to identify the whistleblower, claiming the statute used to protect them is “being abused.” While speaking on Capitol Hill Wednesday, Graham said the law protecting whistleblowers is meant to shield a person from being fired and does not necessarily give them anonymity. He called House Democrat’s impeachment process illegitimate and suggested if they impeach the president based on the phone call with Ukraine’s president, it will go nowhere in the Senate.
One America News reporter Neil W. McCabe followed up on information from multiple sources that the alleged whistleblower, Eric Ciaramella, was hiding out at his parents’ home in Connecticut. After McCabe knocked on the front door and rang the doorbell, a man who gave the same name as Ciaramella’s father drove up and spoke to McCabe in the driveway. He acknowledged that he knew Eric and asked McCabe for his business card.
The whistleblower’s legal team is saying it won’t hesitate to take legal action against media outlets that identify him. Speaking to the Daily Caller, the whistleblower’s attorneys said any organization that reports his name will be personally liable if that person is physically harmed.
President Trump’s campaign is saying it raised millions of dollars on the same day Democrats voted for an impeachment inquiry. In a Friday tweet, campaign manager Brad Parscale said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s impeachment resolution turned into a massive fundraising boom for the president.