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Sen. Rand Paul Corrects Reporter: It Is Not Illegal For Media To Name The Whistleblower

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Sen. Rand Paul told a reporter from "The Hill" Tuesday that it is absolutely not illegal for members of the media to reveal the name of the Ukraine phonecall whistleblower.

REPORTER: The whistleblower laws protect the whistleblower. You know it's illegal to out a whistleblower?



SEN. RAND PAUL: Actually, you see you've got that wrong too.

REPORTER: No, we don't.

RAND PAUL: You should work on the facts. The whistleblower statute protects the whistleblower from having his name revealed by the inspector general. Even The New York Times admits that no one else is under any legal obligation.

The other point, and you need to be really careful if you really are interested in the news, is the whistleblower actually is a material witness completely separate from being a whistleblower because he worked for Joe Biden at the same time Hunter Biden was receiving $50,000 per month. So the investigation into the corruption of Hunter Biden involves this whistleblower because he was there at the time.

Did he bring up the conflict of interest? Was there a discussion of this? What was his involvement with the relationship between Joe Biden and the prosecutor? There are a lot of questions the whistleblower has to answer.

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