House Intelligence committee Ranking member Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) shared that The New York Times already revealed the identity of the whistleblower who exposed the Trump-Ukraine controversy, in an interview with Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom” Friday. Further, Rep. Nunes called it “asinine” that the whistleblower’s identity be protected.

“The whistleblower already submitted his or her testimony and it was false because the whistleblower did not say on the form that he had actually come to congress before, so the only people that don’t know who the whistleblower are the republicans on the committee and most Americans,” said Rep. Nunes.

The whistleblower earlier revealed himself to Democrats when he or she met with House Intelligence committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff’s (D-CA) staff. Rep. Schiff earlier claimed that the committee had no contact with the whistleblower. He was forced to backtrack on those comments.

Rep. Nunes explained, “I’m not really believing much of what the whistleblower is saying, but I can tell you this. The whistleblower has the right to come forward, but they’re gonna come forward in person and testify and answer all the questions like ‘when did you begin to coordinate with the Democrats?’.”


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