Rep. Comer: Whistleblower name should not be released

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KENTUCKY (WEHT) – Planning continues for the start of public hearings on the impeachment of President Trump.

And one Tri-State Congressman disagrees with calls from other Republicans for the release of the whistleblower’s identity.

Kentucky Congressman James Comer says he doesn’t think Senator Rand Paul should have pushed for the media to release the identity of the whistleblower.

The whistleblower’s complaint about President Trump’s call with the Ukrainian president led to the start of this investigation.

Comer says he thinks the whistleblower’s identity should be protected.

“I think the people of America have a right to know who this whistleblower is, but at this stage of the game, I think the whistleblower’s identity should be protected.”

But comer also says he doesn’t believe the whistle blower’s testimony will impress the public if it’s delivered during public hearings.

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(This story was originally published on November 8, 2019)

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