Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), the ranking member of the House Intel Committee, said Congress can not even begin an impeachment inquiry without having the whistleblower testify since he is a "fact foundational witness" who has met with committee chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) previously.
Host Tucker Carlson asks why are we letting Schiff bully the news media into not releasing the whistleblower's name:
TUCKER CARLSON: Then why are we being bullied by these people? Why are we in the news media -- the truth is, as you know, we have a pretty good idea [who the whistleblower is]. A lot of us do. And all these news organizations are being bullied, in effect, by Adam Schiff. By the power of his aggression and the boldness of his claims. You can't do that, you're putting a man's life in danger! Really? Why don't you be quiet, you demagogue? Why are we allowing ourselves to be bullied by this guy, seriously?
REP. DEVIN NUNES (R-CA): Let's just talk about the hypocrisy of this. It was only a couple months ago that there was this supposed informant who was extracted out of Russia and you had all the major newspapers showing his name, going to his house, taking pictures.
So sometimes, when the mainstream media wants to out a whistleblower, or out an informant because it is a Russian who might have something bad to do with Trump, then they do it. But if it somebody who clearly -- I think, look, they're telling us exactly what we need to know. And that is, whoever this whistleblower is must be an extreme partisan with lots of problems with their story. That's why the whistleblower is not coming forward...
Right now there truly is no whistleblower, okay? There's only a whistleblower in paper, okay? There is no evidence right now, not until both parties - we have a system in this country. I've been doing this for a while now, I've been dealing with whistleblowers. You have to allow the whistleblowers, whoever that may be, to come to both parties. And if you are not doing that, there is something wrong.