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Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Watch: Sen. Rand Paul shuts down reporter who says it’s illegal to out a whistleblower

, Sen. Rand Paul, at a campaign rally in Kentucky with President Trump, blew the roof off the arena when he told the crowd that “we know the name of the whistleblower” and called on the media to “print his name.”
A reporter caught up with Paul in the hallway and asked him if he knew that it’s illegal to out a whistleblower. That’s when Paul schooled her on the law.
Question: "The whistleblower laws protect the whistleblower. You know it's illegal to out a whistleblower?"

Sen. @RandPaul: "Actually, you see you've got that wrong."

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The press keep getting dumber and dumber and the misunderstand of the whistler blower law is a perfect example of this. Time for some leaks.

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I would argue that this person is not a whistleblower at all....you can't "blow the whistle" on a hoax. Read the transcript!

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And here’s Paul on his Twitter feed:
Enshrined in the 6th Amendment is the right to confront your accuser.  15th century Doges allowed anonymous allegations inserted in the mouth of the lion to convict the innocent with gossip.
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In recent centuries, common law tradition and our very own Bill of Rights require accusers to appear face to face.

Advice from Mark Twain re: the Bocca di Leone of Venice: “These were the terrible Lions’ Mouths....
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...these were the throats, down which went the anonymous accusation, thrust in secretly at dead of night by an enemy, that doomed many an innocent man to walk the Bridge of Sighs and descend into the dungeon which none entered and hoped to see the sun again.”
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We know it’s crazy to see a Republican senator stand by the president like this, but there you go.

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