Has he been outed?

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    I have seen a few reports that the Trump/Ukraine whistleblower has been named. The most recent was from Bill Reilly who has  said he hasn't a problem revealing the name and has named the whistleblower on his website No Spin News . O'Reilly says the whistleblower  is "a 33 year old CIA annalist who worked with Joe Biden and worked in the Obama administration". 

    "O'Reilly joing John Bachman and reveals details of the whistleblower on the Ukraine call and links him to the Democratic party and the Obama administration making him a compromised witness".


    Is it everyone who knows the identity of the whistleblower except me?


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    There have been several names that have been floated I think. I'm not sure if there is a determination of who it actually was. 

    But who the whistleblower was is completely irrelevant at this point. Imagine a guy hears his neighbor beating his wife and calls the cops. The cops show up and find the guy in the process of beating his wife. But instead of trying to argue why he wasn't actually beating his wife, or why it wasn't what is looks like, he focuses on finding out who called the cops on him. It doesn't matter who called the cops. The thing that matters is that witnesses have confirmed most of what was in the whistle blower report. 

    The only reason I see the whistleblower as important at this point is that the republican obsession with outing him is putting his/her life at risk. They are putting a patriot's life in jeopardy to score political points. 
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    if you want your analogy to apply it should be worded correctly in context,  that the cops show up and they can't tell if there has been domestic violence or not, the wife says there was not, just like Ukraine saying there was no wrong doings with regards to the democrat's charges, so.......
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    hat the cops show up and they can't tell if there has been domestic violence or not, the wife says there was not, just like Ukraine saying there was no wrong doings with regards to the democrat's charges,
    Except that there is indisputable evidence he is guilty. Trump's call transcript shows 1 crime clearly (asking for the dirt) and is strong evidence for a 2nd. And there are now multiple witnesses that all confirm the 2nd crime happened too. He also then engaged in witness tampering and obstruction of justice. 

    So to put it in context of my example it would be: the police show up, find the wife beaten and on the floor, and 5 or 6 people who saw it happen all say he did it. He then threatens those 5 or 6 people to not talk as well as a bunch of other people. 


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    strong evidence
    is "indisputable evidence he is guilty"?
     multiple witnesses that all confirm the 2nd crime happened too.
    oh I have heard about that, all I have heard is second,third etc hand information.

    He also then engaged in witness tampering and obstruction of justice.
    that also must be something new as I haven't heard of that either.

    when is the trial?  is the impeachment inquiry over since they now have proof?


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    The thing that matters is that witnesses have confirmed most of what was in the whistle blower report. 

    Not to my knowledge they haven't. They haven't proven a damn thing .
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    if you want your analogy to apply it should be worded correctly in context,  that the cops show up and they can't tell if there has been domestic violence or not, the wife says there was not, just like Ukraine saying there was no wrong doings with regards to the democrat's charges, so.......

    Exactly.
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    The thing that matters is that witnesses have confirmed most of what was in the whistle blower report. 
    Not to my knowledge they haven't. They haven't proven a damn thing .
    They have proven trump ordered the money withheld. They have proven that the ukranians were told that in order to get the money and the whitehouse meeting they needed to announce an investigation of Biden. The public announcement of the investigation by the Ukranians had been scheduled. It was only cancelled because the whistle blower report became public. 

    What haven't they proven? 
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    They have proven trump ordered the money withheld.
    I believe that is true.  However the argument is that the Ukraine government never knew it was held/delayed, right?

    They have proven that the ukranians were told that in order to get the money and the whitehouse meeting they needed to announce an investigation of Biden.
    please provide a citation for that and not some b.s. like vox  :)

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    I believe that is true.  However the argument is that the Ukraine government never knew it was held/delayed, right?
    That is a talking point fox wants people to believe. It is a lie though. Multiple people have confirmed that the Ukrainians knew. Giuliani and Sondland told them. They were just smart enough to not have trump tell them himself. 

    They have proven that the ukranians were told that in order to get the money and the whitehouse meeting they needed to announce an investigation of Biden.
    please provide a citation for that and not some b.s. like vox  :)
    Sondland testified “Everyone was in the loop. It was no secret. Everyone was informed view email on July 19, days before the Presidential call," he said. "As I communicated to the team, I told President Zelensky in advance that assurances to 'run a fully transparent investigation' and 'turn over every stone' were necessary in his call with President Trump."

    Sondland told the Ukrainians that they needed to run an investigation before trump had a call with them. On trump's call with them, the Ukrainians raised that they were ready for more weapons and trump told them he needed a "a favor though" before telling them to investigate Biden (by name). The Ukrainians then agreed to announce the investigation and scheduled the interview they were going to announce it in. The only reason trump didn't get what he was extorting them for, was because the whistle blower report came out. He was super close to succeeding in extorting them. 

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    um I'm not sure which one that was,  his "revised" testimony or original however.....
    "It was always 'Burisma' to me, and I didn't know about the connection between Burisma and Biden," he said.
    3. Sondland said Trump never outlined a quid pro quo

    well anyway if everything depends on his testimony it's all over by the crying.

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    well anyway if everything depends on his testimony it's all over by the crying.
    And that is a very sad state of affairs. Sondland confirmed that trump committed multiple crimes. But to trump cultists they simply don't care.

    I mean you are sitting there telling me that sondland confirming trump committed crimes is somehow exonerating to trump. I can't tell if it is incredible ignorance, gullibility or delusion.

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    he actually said he "inferred" it which is the same as assumed, no one should be convicted on an assumption like that based on hearsay.  sounds rather nazi-esk to do so.
    are you familiar with the Salem witch trials?
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    Zelensky is hardly a battered wife lol. What kind of delusion is this?
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    There is a Salem Witch museum 20 minutes from my house. 

    Interesting what gossip and delusion can do to society.
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    he actually said he "inferred" it which is the same as assumed, no one should be convicted on an assumption like that based on hearsay.  sounds rather nazi-esk to do so.
    are you familiar with the Salem witch trials?
    Are you familiar with mob trials? Mob bosses never say the words "I want you to go commit murder." they say things like "take care of him". Everyone understands what this means and then people "take care" of him. That is how trump operates. He strongly suggests that people do something, and they go do it. And when things blow back he tries to pretend like he didn't order them to do it. 

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    Zelensky is hardly a battered wife lol. What kind of delusion is this?
    The battered wife would be american democracy I suppose. Trump very much wants to use the power of his office to attack his political rivals, just like Putin. He wants to undermine democracy to protect himself. He was extremely close to getting his way too. The only reason he didn't get away with it is because a patriot blew the whistle. The republican party is now trying to get that patriot killed. 
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    I don't see why people have issues with Trump asking about Biden. If they find out that Biden has done very corrupt things(which he has), isn't it in the interest of the American people to know about that corruption? Shouldn't it be a secondary concern that they are political rivals? I
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    I actually don't care at all about Ukraine because EU-NATO does not care about Ukraine.

    If they actually did care, they would be matching the USA dollar for dollar since it's their next-door neighbor, but the reality is that the EU does not really care about them, much like they don't care about the Kurds. We could learn a lot from the EU about not giving a flip about other nations and taking care of your own people.

    Russia has the GDP of Italy with a lousy dated military. They are 10 times less of an existential threat to the USA than they are to the EU. All they have managed to do in the past 3 years is allegedly hack into a DNC server, which has done far less actual damage to the DNC than Pelosi and AOC and Schiff have in the past year.

    The only actual threat to democracy has been the impeachment show.
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    All you need to know is that Facebook confirmed the whistleblower's name by censoring his name.

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    He strongly suggests that people do something, and they go do it.

    I 100% agree with your statement, however that is not a crime generally speaking.  Especially if you
    Heard it from a friend who
    Heard it from a friend who
    Heard it from another you been messin' around
    Take It on the Run

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    I don't see why people have issues with Trump asking about Biden. If they find out that Biden has done very corrupt things(which he has), isn't it in the interest of the American people to know about that corruption? Shouldn't it be a secondary concern that they are political rivals? I
    If that was what Trump actually cared about, there are mechanism to to do that. He could have referred it to the FBI or to congress. That would be the lawful way to investigate such claims. Shaking down a foreign country to get them to announce they are investigating is not the lawful way of getting an investigation. That is how you smear a political opponent. Trump never cared if Biden was corrupt or not. He just cared about spreading doubt that he might be corrupt so he could use that in an election.

    Which is, of course, a crime. 
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    All you need to know is that Facebook confirmed the whistleblower's name by censoring his name.
    Or it is wildly inappropriate to publish any kind of suggestion of who the whistle blower is so they censored it. 


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    I don't see why people have issues with Trump asking about Biden.
    Isn't the problem with this that Biden is the most likely candidate to face to Trump and looks good in swing states? Looking at the data I don't think there is anyone else in the democratic that could beat Trump. 
    isn't it in the interest of the American people to know about that corruption?
    I would say you are missing a more important question. Is it in Trump's interest to prevent Biden from being a the democratic nominee in order to secure another term? 
    Shouldn't it be a secondary concern that they are political rivals?
    Nothing is above politics unless both parties agree until one of the parties decide to change things. 
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    He strongly suggests that people do something, and they go do it.

    100% agree with your statement, however that is not a crime generally speaking.
    The courts and the FBI would strongly disagree. If a mob boss tells someone "it would be great if paullie had an accident" and then paullie gets murdered, the law treats that as ordering a hit. If trump orders aid money to be withheld and then tells ukraine they need to do him a favor when they ask about getting the next batch of weapons, that is also a crime. Trying not to say the crime out loud, directly, does not mean you didn't commit the crime.