Donald Trump Jr. is the latest social media poster to allegedly name the anonymous whistleblower, tweeting Wednesday morning a name and a link to a Breitbart story alleging the whistleblower was tied to the anti-Trump dossier.
The whistleblower is allegedly a CIA analyst assigned to the White House, anti-Trump, pro-Democrat, and has ties to the Obama administration, ex-CIA Director John Brennan, ex-Acting National Security Adviser Susan Rice.
Unable to independently verify the whistleblower’s identity, Newsmax is not publishing the name alleged to be the whistleblower.
However, there is outrage on social media that Trump Jr.’s name is outing the actual whistleblower, claiming it might have come with coordination from the White House.
Trump Jr. rejects that allegation of coordination with White House officials, while trolling media that apparently knows the name alleged is indeed the anonymous whistleblower.
“I love the outrage about me tweeting an article about the ‘alleged’ whistleblower… also good to know you have other sources confirming. Those thinking I coordinated with The White House to tweet out a @BreitbartNews article haven’t been watching my feed much. Didn’t happen!”
In another tweet, Trump Jr. tweeted the hashtag to his recently released book “Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us.”
“The entire media is #Triggered that I (a private citizen) tweeted out a story naming the alleged whistleblower. Are they going to pretend that his name hasn’t been in the public domain for weeks now? Numerous people & news outlets including Real Clear Politics already ID’d him.”
He added in an ensuing tweet:
“PS: Maybe Real Clear Politics & others wouldn’t have been able to ID the alleged whistleblower if the NY Times didn’t out that he was a CIA official detailed to the WH? The media is full of sh** with their faux outrage over me tweeting something already in the public domain!”
The lawyer for the whistleblower, Andrew Bakaj, would not confirm or deny the reported name to AFP, but did issue a warning against naming someone will endanger that person.
“Identifying any name for the whistleblower will simply place that individual and their family at risk,” Bakaj told AFP. “It won’t, however, relieve the president of the need to address the substantive allegations, all of which have been substantially proven to be true.”
Trump Jr. added a rejection of whistleblower lawyer Mark Zaid’s tweets in January 2017 saying the “coup has started” against the U.S. president, albeit saying he was a bit late on the date of the start of the coup attempt.
“Of course he did,” Trump Jr. tweeted. “Everyone knows the coup started on November 9, 2016. Quit your fake sanctimony! Everybody who’s been watching this bullsh** for three years sees what a farce it has been all along.”