Like most of us, I read a lot about what is going on. I find this article from The Hill VERY interesting. It suggests that the “whistle blower” is really more like someone willing to put their name behind the work of a group of people who have just had enough. People in a position to know.
I won’t steal the whole thing, but a few key excerpts.
“Trump picked a fight with the wrong crowd. Now, they’re fighting back, with the Constitution in one hand, and evidence of Trump’s corruption in the other. Game on.
You might call this team, collectively, “Deep State Throat.” They’re a Deep State, alright, but not like Trump thinks. They’re not rogues. They’re patriots. Let’s just buckle up and watch how this plays out over the coming weeks and months.”
“I have never seen a more buttoned-up set of whistleblower allegations than these.
To me, the whistleblower appears to have taken a leadership role, sticking his neck out to protect subordinates in the intelligence community while conveying their information to appropriate authorities through appropriate channels. It’s easy to see how the ICIG steered it to the Congressional Intelligence Committees, under the cover of great credibility, through a gauntlet of resisters.”
“In this one brief complaint, the Whistle Blower managed to do what the Mueller investigation could not: ensnare the President of the United States himself in a shameful abuse of his power. Trump held back military aid to Ukraine then asked Ukraine for “a favor” — to dig up/create dirt on a political rival for the forthcoming election.”
This author seems to me to know what he’s talking about. Very strong credentials.
This would also explain why Trump is going after the people who may have given the “whistleblower” information, on the assumption that the “whistleblower” is protected, but the other’s may not be.