In rush to reveal name of the Ukraine phone call whistleblower Trump supporters gave out the wrong name, and now that person is receiving death threats.

By |2019-11-09T10:13:53-09:00November 9th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |20 Comments

The right-wing internet sleuths do it again.

Courtesy of The Daily Beast:  

Tweets with photos of Edelman’s face surrounded by circles and arrows in a picture taken from his time at the White House were racking up tens of thousands of retweets. The picture, taken as Obama White House staff reacted to Obama’s first speech after Hillary Clinton conceded the 2016 election, shows dismayed White House reacting to the election results. But as the picture circulated on social media this week, it was erroneously described as showing Obama staffers reacting to Trump’s first White House visit—and Edelman’s unhappy face was used as “proof” that the whistleblower was always biased against Trump.
 
“It had my face circled, and it said something to the effect of, ‘Here is your alleged Ukraine whistleblower,’” Edelman said.

But Edelman, who is now the head of MIT’s Project on Technology, Economy & National Security, can’t be the whistleblower. He left the White House in January 2017 as a special assistant to the president at the end of the Obama administration, meaning that he was more than two years removed from Trump’s July phone call with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky. He wasn’t there to hear internal concern over that call, or to have the Intelligence Community’s inspector general subsequently corroborate his account, because, again, he is not the whistleblower.

Nevertheless, in their quest to out the anonymous whistleblower, pro-Trump media personalities and their armies of Twitter fans have wrongly accused Edelman. A zoomed-in picture of his face was added to a widely-circulated video purporting to show the whistleblower’s name, which went viral on MAGA Twitter.

Edelman didn’t go into detail on the threats he received, but said they were concerning for his family.

“Yes, there were lots of people saying mean and threatening things,” Edelman said. “Yes, it is the internet.”

Somebody tried to post Edelman’s name here in the comments sections as well but I blocked it, because I am all responsible like that. 

At this time I am not sure if anybody in the media has the correct name or not, but hopefully they have the integrity to keep it to themselves. 

Besides, and let me point ths out again, we have hours of testimony that supports everything that was in that initial whistleblower report so their name simply does not matter anymore. 

The Trump folks only want to out them so that they can terrorize them and hopefully intimidate others from coming forward.

And that is just fucked up. 

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20 Comments

  1. Anon November 9, 2019 at 4:09 pm - Reply

    Just curious, but his his name the only one being circulated? I hope he can somehow sue for damages.

  2. Anonymous November 9, 2019 at 4:18 pm - Reply

    Those dirty stinking people! Why they prorecting evil don?

  3. AK Lynne November 9, 2019 at 5:28 pm - Reply

    It must be hell to go through life stupid and evil.

  4. Anonymous November 9, 2019 at 5:44 pm - Reply

    I hope he finds out who “outed” him and sues the hell out of them and their names should be made public for threatening private citizens.

    • Anonymous November 9, 2019 at 9:47 pm - Reply

      There is no law against releasing the name of a whistle blower.

      • Canadian Observer November 10, 2019 at 4:18 am - Reply

        Why not? Isn’t the whole concept of becoming a whistle blower is that your identity is protected when you go through the proper channels to report corruption and wrong doing?

      • Anonymous November 10, 2019 at 6:18 am - Reply

        Yes there is, stop propagating donnie jr’s talking points.

    • Anonymous November 10, 2019 at 5:30 pm - Reply

      Doxing is what they do. They have no other defense but to kill the messenger. Sometimes…literally.

  5. Paul November 9, 2019 at 6:33 pm - Reply

    “Facts? We don’t need no stinking facts.” – Almost every trump supporter.

  6. Anonymous November 9, 2019 at 9:28 pm - Reply

    There should be consequences for this, the guy probable has to pay for security etc. When they have to start paying out of pocket for damages maybe they will think twice before publishing a name that they “picked out of a hat”.

  7. Anonymous November 9, 2019 at 9:35 pm - Reply

    Which only supports the real danger and threat that exposing whistleblowers is to them and their families.

  8. Kimberly Guilfoyle Is A Repulsive Lizard November 9, 2019 at 10:48 pm - Reply

    Even after blowing the whistle on Catholic priests – who have sex with children and do some sermonizing if there’s any time left in the day – they just deny it and move to a different Church. Tribal loyalty is fictitious as it ignores evolution.

  9. Anonymous November 10, 2019 at 12:42 am - Reply

    The NRA dropped the law suit against San Francisco for them declaring the NRA a domestic terrorist organization.

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/nra-drops-lawsuit-against-san-francisco_n_5dc4b726e4b0fcfb7f639d49

    “Dennis Herrera, San Francisco’s city attorney, announced the news in a statement on Thursday.

    “We’re pleased the NRA backed down on its frivolous lawsuit. This was a baseless attempt to silence San Francisco’s valid criticisms of the NRA and distract from the gun violence epidemic facing our country,” he said.

    Herrera’s statement on the city attorney office’s website linked to a notice of dismissal dated Thursday. “The National Rifle Association of America voluntarily dismisses without prejudice the above-entitled action against all Defendants,” the notice reads. ”

    Without prejudice means the NRA can’t sue them again for the same thing. This lawsuit is over.

    • Anonymous November 10, 2019 at 10:08 am - Reply

      The process of “discovery” can be a real bitch in a law suit. Looks like the Non Responsable Assholes fear that over proceeding in their quest.
      Gotta suck to be them.

      • Anonymous November 10, 2019 at 5:31 pm - Reply

        I think the IRS is keeping them busy. Plus they probably don’t have the money to pursue a frivolous lawsuit they are going to lose anyway.

  10. Anonymous November 10, 2019 at 1:28 am - Reply

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/donald-trump-whistleblower-treason-sondland_n_5dc5e9c3e4b02bf5793fe160

    “President Donald Trump said Friday the attorney for the whistleblower in the Ukraine case should be “sued” for “treason” during a tirade against the impeachment inquiry in front of reporters outside the White House.”

    “During the tirade, Trump also insisted he “hardly knows” Gordon Sondland, who donated $1 million to Trump’s inauguration committee and was appointed by the president to be the American ambassador to the European Union. A month ago, Trump called Sondland a “really good man and a great American.””

    Uhoh. He’s a “really good man” but he “hardly knows him.” I think I hear that bus starting to roll.

  11. Marthe November 10, 2019 at 3:06 am - Reply

    I think Edelman shouldn’t definitely look into the pros and cons of suing the cultists who maliciously put him and his family in jeopardy. I feel that he has an excellent case. It all depends if it’s worth the effort and the cost to him. They “denouncers” deserve to be held accountable for the danger that they put this person and his family through.

    • Marthe November 10, 2019 at 7:40 am - Reply

      Autocorrect changed a couple of words. Edelman “should” in the first sentence and “the” denounces in the last sentence.

  12. mike from iowa November 10, 2019 at 8:28 am - Reply

    Wingnuts are taking “character assassination” to a whole nother level.

  13. Anonymous November 10, 2019 at 8:38 am - Reply

    Donald sounding more like a cult each day. All he has to do is suck up osygen and they love him. Soon we will look like north korean minions.

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