Once word got out that a so-called “whistleblower” had alleged wrongdoing by President Donald Trump, a few intrepid journalists set about trying to figure out who that whistleblower was and what their motivations for speaking out might be. Now, it looks like one reporter has cracked the code.
According to the Investor’s Business Daily‘s Paul Sperry, the so-called “whistleblower” may have been prompted to act by little more than simply being “disgruntled” after he was fired from his cushy job at the White House once President Trump had settled into office.
The truth about the “whistleblower”
While WND reported that the whistleblower’s identity is protected by federal law, the intelligence community inspector general (ICIG) has revealed that the complainant showed indications of “political bias” and is a registered Democrat. Additionally, The New York Times reported not long after news of the complaint broke that the whistleblower is a male CIA operative, and early reports alleged that the whistleblower had a prior working relationship with a “prominent” Democrat member of Congress.
It has since been revealed that the whistleblower met with staffers for House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff before filing an official complaint — contact that was not disclosed to the ICIG as required, and that Schiff himself lied about.
Just a few hours later, the journalist asserted that the whistleblower had been part of the 2016 effort to dig up “dirt” on Trump and his then-campaign manager Paul Manafort, who was later sentenced to prison for his (unrelated) dealings with Ukraine.
To be sure, Sperry’s explosive claims haven’t been independently corroborated as of yet (not that many in the mainstream media are eager to do so), so his reports should be taken with a grain of salt.
That said, if his assertions turn out to be accurate, being an anti-Trump operative assigned to dig up dirt on the president — only to be found out and fired that president’s administration — sounds like a pretty compelling motivation for coordinating with anti-Trump members of Congress and filing a partisan complaint that could serve as the basis for impeachment.
What else will we discover before all of this is said and done?
Only time will tell.