In times prior to President Donald J. Trump, the term “whistleblower” seemed to have a far stricter definition than it does today. One used to have to possess some kind of first-hand knowledge or information to earn that designation. Some, like Edward Snowden, even had to surreptitiously sneak that information out of the Central Intelligence Agency, fly to Hong Kong, meet with journalist Glenn Greenwald, and then be exiled to Russia for years on end.
That said, there’s a new “whistleblower” in town, albeit not the kind Snowden would recognize. This “whistleblower,” who is a CIA agent likely sent by the Deep State to spy on Trump, said he or she heard from several government officials that Trump offered a quid pro quo to Ukrainian officials: investigate Hunter Biden’s alleged corruption or lose foreign aid money from the United States.
That second-hand narrative (which the Democrats have used to open an impeachment inquiry into Trump) was blown out of the water when Trump released the transcript of the call in question, which makes no reference to Biden or foreign aid, thus crushing the whole quid pro quo claim. Democrats have pressed forward, though, because it’s almost an election year.
Anyway, back to the “whistleblower.” He or she is in protective custody, and his or her anonymity remains. To wit, an organization called Whistleblower Aid has started a GoFundMe for the “whistleblower.”
We won’t link to it here, but its description reads:
Thanks to all for the donations and kind words. Your support goes a long way in helping and is a powerful message for those that believe in the rule of law and republican governance.
The whistleblower faces great pressure as this situation continues and increases in significance. There is a long road ahead for the courageous whistleblower. We are proud to support them in their effort to report this misconduct.
All donations are tax deductible and if we raise more than we need, we will use the money to help other brave whistleblowers stand up to executive overreach.
It is signed by John Tye, who lists himself as the Founder and CEO of Whistleblower Aid. His organization has raised almost $190,000 for the anonymous “whistleblower” who may or may not even fit the definition of the word.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Tye has worked for one of the most far-left, conservative-hating organizations in this fine country, and sat on the board of another. He was an employee at the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and a board member at the misnamed American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). This, according to his biography on his organization’s website.
“Mr. Tye graduated from Duke University Summa Cum Laude, the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, and Yale Law School,” the biography said. “Mr. Tye has worked at the Southern Poverty Law Center, Avaaz, and also Southeast Louisiana Legal Services as a Skadden Fellow. He was on the board of directors of the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana.”
Far be it for me to suggest that there might be some political motivations behind this whistleblowing operation, but it seems a little suspicious that the man raising money to support the “whistleblower” is an alumnus of the organization that lists mainstream conservatives with mainstream beliefs as purveyors of “hate,” and then colludes with the mainstream press which reports those “hate” designations as factual information.
It’s almost like there’s a coordinated effort among leftist non-profits, deep-state operatives, Democrats, and the media (but I repeat myself) to sabotage the Trump presidency.
Peter D'Abrosca is a freelance investigative reporter, author, and conservative political commentator.
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