Politics & Government

At rally, Rand Paul says media should reveal name of Trump whistleblower

President Donald Trump praised an ally’s call to unmask the intelligence community whistleblower whose complaint served as the catalyst for Democrats’ impeachment probe.

Speaking at a rally at Rupp Arena Monday to give Gov. Matt Bevin a reelection boost, Trump said GOP Sen. Rand Paul’s call for the whistleblower to be publicly named was “excellent.”

Paul claimed at the rally that the whistleblower’s identity is known, adding, “I say to the media, do your job and print his name.”

“Wow, that was excellent,” Trump said as Paul left the stage.

U.S. whistleblower laws exist to protect the identities and careers of people who bring forward accusations of wrongdoing by government officials.

Lawmakers in both parties have historically backed those protections.

Paul called on his colleagues in Washington to subpoena Hunter Biden and the whistleblower.

“The whistleblower needs to come before Congress as a material witness because he worked for Joe Biden at the same time Hunter Biden was getting money from corrupt oligarchs,” Paul said.

Paul also told the crowd that there’s never been a better time to be alive or to be an American. “You haven’t heard that on CNN have you?”