Schumer blasts calls to identify whistleblower

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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer blasted Republicans for demanding the whistleblower, who filed a complaint against President Trump over a July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, be identified.

“The calls to make public the whistleblower’s identity are despicable,” the New York Democrat told reporters Tuesday. “The whole purpose of the whistleblower law was to protect people when they had the courage to come forward.”

Trump and Republican Sen. Rand Paul at a Lexington, Kentucky, rally Monday both called for the whistleblower to be named.

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