Well, according the the Associated Press and other sources we now have a second “whistleblower”.
That must be pretty damaging, wouldn’t you say? This second one – also anonymous, of course – must have addditional information against President Trump that will finally take him down.
Uh….before Trump haters get out the party hats and champagne, they better read the first two paragraphs of the AP article:
A second whistleblower has come forward with information about President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine, adding to the impeachment peril engulfing the White House and potentially providing new leads to Democrats in their unfurling investigation of Trump’s conduct.
Attorney Mark Zaid, who represents both whistleblowers, said in a text message to The Associated Press that the second person has spoken to the intelligence community’s internal watchdog and can corroborate information in the original whistleblower complaint. That document alleged that Trump pushed Ukraine’s president to investigate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s family, prompting a White House cover-up. Crucially, the new whistleblower works in the intelligence field and has “firsthand knowledge” of key events, Zaid said.
Huh? That’s it? That’s the big hoo-hah? That the second “whistleblower” “can corroborate information in the original whistleblower complaint”?
Isn’t that information exactly what President Trump has already put out in his phone transcript? Isn’t it what he had no problem making public in the first place? Isn’t the investigation of Joe Biden’s family what he not only did not deny asking for, but doubled down on – and added an investigation of the Bidens in China too?
I could be wrong here, but it seems to me that the second whistleblower – if this is all he/she has got – adds nothing but an affirmation of what Trump openly, aggressively acknowledges in the first place.
The only thing that confuses me is the tossed-in line that this prompted “a White House cover-up”. Can someone tell me what the White House is covering up here? This is about as covered up as last year’s Oscar awards.
I read an article like this, and my single biggest takeaway is not to lament that Donald Trump wants the Biden family investigated, it is to lament what the Associated Press has become.