HomePolitical NewsFeinstein: 'Whistleblower's Identity and Testimony is Irrelevant' Keely Sharp November 6, 2019 Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein joined the whistleblower hype on Wednesday when she argued that the whistleblower's "identity and testimony are irrelevant" to the impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump. That is a laughable statement in itself considering Democrats seemingly think the whistleblower should just being believed, without further question. However, in America, a person is innocent until proven guilty. "Attempts by the president and congressional Republicans to publicly identify the whistleblower are inexcusable and must stop," Feinstein said, "Federal law specifically protects government employees who report official misconduct. Attempts to release any whistleblower’s identity discourages future complaints, which are vital to Congress’ ability to conduct oversight and uncover waste, fraud and abuse." "These complaints are made by conscientious public servants out of a sense of loyalty to America and its laws. They should be protected, not maligned by the people in charge of upholding those laws," she continued. "Efforts to leak the name of the whistleblower in the Ukraine case are nothing more than an attempt to distract the public from a legitimate investigation of serious allegations made against the president," she added, "In fact, the whistleblower’s identity and testimony are irrelevant. Witnesses with first-hand knowledge have testified to the facts, which paint a troubling picture and should be the focus. "The demand to reveal this whistleblower are purely punitive – clear retaliation for having brought wrongdoing to light. I urge my House and Senate colleagues to protect this whistleblower as they would any other," Feinstein concluded. Attempts by the president and congressional Republicans to publicly identify the whistleblower are inexcusable and must stop. These efforts are nothing more than an attempt to distract the public from a legitimate investigation of serious allegations made against the president. pic.twitter.com/NdbRhmHQjj — Senator Dianne Feinstein (@SenFeinstein) November 6, 2019 Breitbart reports: The suspected “whistleblower,” Eric Ciaramella, who reportedly works as an analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency, has ties to the individuals who helped craft Fusion GPS’s anti-Trump dossier, which was reportedly funded by Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC), as Breitbart News reported. RealClearInvestigations identified Ciaramella as the “whistleblower” in a bombshell report last week. While the mainstream media outlets have staunchly refused to name Ciaramella, his name has not remained a secret, floating around for weeks. 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." pic.twitter.com/60oFmtkF7G — The Hill (@thehill) November 5, 2019 Senator Rand Paul stated earlier this week that "at some point" he would name drop the whistleblower. “I’m more than willing to, and I probably will at some point,” he stated, “There is no law preventing anybody from saying the name.” On Tuesday, he also told CNN's Suzanne Malveaux, “The whistleblower is actually a material witness completely separate from being the whistleblower because he worked for Joe Biden. He worked for Joe Biden at the same time Hunter Biden was receiving $50,000 a month."