100 thoughts on “Jeffrey Toobin: Yes, unmasking a whistleblower is illegal, it’s harassment

  1. The human race should discredit trump from the civilised world I think only the white surpreamest an russians are happy with this swine !

  2. Trump needs to shut the hell up!, he will get convicted for so much shit! Maybe he’ll fall down and get dimenshah so he can forget that he’s the president, a monster and a predator who should go to jail and stay in solitary confinement forever!

  3. If Snowden is a criminal for exposing real govt corruption & crimes. Than this person surely is a criminal for releasing third party hearsay.

  4. Hum, how do we even know whistleblower is a REAL PERSON?? Good question!! Is this just another made up ghost of anything against the President of US to spend more $$$ for nothing?? Biden got caught telling a foreign country to fire someone who was investigating his son????

  5. Stephen Grisham has NO CREDIBILITY! She has Never done the job of press secretary! She only talks on Murdock (fox news) TV. If the white house thought she could handle the job of press secretary…she'd be doing the job of press secretary. Is Stephanie Grisham being paid from tax payer Dollars for NOT doing the job of press secretary? Stephanie Grisham is really just the mouth piece for the MURDOCK FAMILY!

  6. So are false documents and spying. Idiots.
    Amy Robach
    Kills ABC and other media for squashing the Ebstiens phedophile club, including Clinton and Obama.
    https://youtu.be/ZXSuXzV2A90
    Democrats are filthy pigs.

  7. Democrats are suddenly desperate to protect whistleblowers? Who do you think you’re fooling? This epic hypocrisy is matched only by the deliberately obtuse party loyalists who called for the arrest and execution of Edward Snowden and the imprisonment of Julian Assange, to name just two of several over the last decade. It can no longer be said that Republicans are worse, the Left is every bit as intellectually and morally bankrupt. These are the facts that will be recorded by history to explain the decline and fall of the American empire. Good riddance.

  8. Jeffrey Toobin is an idiot. It isn't harassment to say someone's name. And the whistleblower act doesn't prevent any private citizen and pretty much anyone in the government from saying his name either. Jeffrey Toobin could out the whistleblower and there would be literally nothing anyone could do about it.

  9. I do not understand how this trumpster can still be in office with all the backwards policies and his ability to talk like a gangster and not like the leader of the free world. He's a traitor to the American people. If anything he should be in federal prison for his lack of integrity, loyalty and his gangster ways of running our Great country. Lock him up! Lock him up! Lock him up! Makes no sense that he's not in jail already.

  10. To disagree with the left is to condemn yourself . they will bash you ,then destroy your career in an attempt to either silence you or jail you.

  11. Edward Snowden Chelsea Manning I remember when Democrats main stream media were screaming for these two to be thrown in jail and their identities outed and not one Democrat or main stream media outlet were screaming how they have protection under the law double standards of mainstream media and Democrats

  12. CNN should do a 10 second video simply stating that "President Trump wore a red tie today" just to see how much fake outrage the trolls can drum up

  13. RUSSIA ADMITS IT WAS ASKED BY TRUMP TO DESTROY U.S. WHISTLEBLOWER! https://www.thedailybeast.com/thanks-to-trump-booster-rand-paul-russian-media-are-naming-the-alleged-ukraine-whistleblower

  14. Trump would be perfectly happy if this persons name was made public and one of his crazy fanatical supporters went after this brave American!

  15. If democrats don't impeach President Trump now, they are going to lose in 2020. And if Trump win, they all including Obama, Clinton, Pelosi,
    Adam Schiff, Dianne Frankeinstein, Chuck Schumer, etc… will go to jail by bribed from China, Russia, Ukraine!

  16. Lol! X-CIA Eric isn't a whistleblower. This is such a joke! He is a political operative working for the corrupt administrative state.

  17. You have the right to confront your accuser and if the Democrats spent asw much time on the people`s business as they do the president they might be able to help the people.

  18. Unmasking the whistle blower is illegal and harrassment, but thats what Trump does 24/7. Illegality and harassment is Trump top two favorite things to do after 8am. 3am-8am, tweet dumb $#!+.

  19. Trump's rights trump the whistle blower's rights. Trump has the confrontation clause in the constitution. The whistleblower cannot be outed by the IG. The whistleblower is connected to Hunter Biden and so is a material witness that can be subpoenaed.

  20. The only reason they want to out the whistleblower is to sic the "goon squad" on him. Bring whistles to all political events.

  21. Jeffrey Toobin, there is nothing in the whistleblower act about protecting identity, further more evidence and proof of claim is required. Too bad for CNN Americans have a decent literacy rate.

  22. CNN your getting desperate. The only attention your gaining is people mocking you. Your ratings in lower than a carnival toilet!….HAHAHAHA!

  23. Oh Dear God. The whistle blower name is plastered all over the internet. CNN knows the name of the whistleblower. CNN was all giddy when Feinstein leaked Ford Blasy name during the Kavanaugh hearings. CNN is fake news

  24. Its called intimidation of future whistleblowers and revenge tactics on the current whistleblower.
    Funny how its okay for them to hide info, yet they demand everything

  25. Bald Face Lie. CNN is taking fake news to a new level. It is not against the law to reveal the identity of the whistleblower. This is the sort of thing that should make everyone suspicious of everything they hear on CNN. From NPR:
    https://www.npr.org/2019/11/06/776481504/can-trump-legally-out-the-whistleblower-experts-say-it-would-not-violate-any-law

  26. Workplace retaliation against the whistleblower following disclosure would constitute a federal crime. But the act of unmasking itself is not unlawful unless the person is a covert agent.

  27. Mark Meadows: Gordon Sondland's Testimony Does NOT Confirm Quid Pro Quo

    Julio Rosas | Nov 05, 2019 4:15 PM


    Source: AP Photo/Alex Brandon
    Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) tweeted on Tuesday that despite what many media headlines are reporting with regards to Ambassador Gordon Sondland's testimony, he did not confirm there was a case of quid pro quo between President Trump and Ukraine.

    "Seeing many overblown (and outright false) reports about Ambassador Sondland's testimony. Here's what he actually said …
    1. I did not (and still don't) know why aid was held up
    2. I 'PRESUMED' it was because of corruption
    3. I told Yermak my assumption,"
    said Meadows, who sits on the House Oversight and Reform Committee.

    Seeing many overblown (and outright false) reports about Ambassador Sondland's testimony. Here's what he actually said.

    1. I did not (and still don't) know why aid was held up
    2. I "PRESUMED" it was because of corruption
    3. I told Yermak my assumption

    See paragraph 4 here: pic.twitter.com/STZ2vtrVsv
    — Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) November 5, 2019

    Democrats and the media are seizing on paragraph five of Sondland's update, where he tells Mr. Yermak the aid may not be released without an anti-corruption statement.

    Even if you think this is nefarious… Sondland admits in paragraph FOUR this was based on an assumption! https://t.co/OA7MRn5aGf
    — Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) November 5, 2019

    Sondland also told lawmakers when he talked with Trump about Ukraine, Trump told him, "I want nothing. I want no quid pro quo. I want Zelensky to do the right thing." 

    While it does not look good that Sondland assumed the military aid was tied to a public declaration of an investigation, in his own words, he does not know the exact reason why it was initially withheld. In Kurt Volker's testimony, he said there was no “linkage” between a White House meeting and Ukrainian investigations. He also told lawmakers he did not view the delay in aid to be significant because it was eventually given.

     Sondland's text to former Ambassador Bill Taylor is another indicator that he understood Trump's intentions, "I believe you are incorrect about President Trump's intentions. The president has been crystal clear no quid pro quo's of any kind."

    "Both transcripts released today show there is even less evidence for this illegitimate impeachment sham than previously thought," White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement. "Ambassador Sondland squarely states that he 'did not know, (and still does not know) when, why or by whom the aid was suspended.'… By contrast, Volker’s testimony confirms there could not have been a quid pro quo because the Ukrainians did not know about the military aid hold at the time. No amount of salacious media-biased headlines, which are clearly designed to influence the narrative, change the fact that the President has done nothing wrong." 
    (https://townhall.com/tipsheet/juliorosas/2019/11/05/mark-meadows-sondlands-testimony-does-not-confirm-quid-pro-quo-n2555965 )

  28. The first whistleblowers name is-Dumb Lemon. The second whistleblowers name is-Fredo Cuomo and rumor has is a third whisleblower is coming out some cunt name camerrota or something!🤗

  29. Everyone who does not want the whistle-hoaxer exposed is guilty in covering up the Biden/Kerry scandal. Thanks for the admission of guilt CNN. Justice soon.

  30. What`s his Name ?Trump- the name you mentioned will be a name you will never forget from behind bars! Remember This?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olgoMbAz-ts

  31. CNN should begin reporting FACTS…. This network has become an opinion channel… Worst of all: one-sided opinions….

  32. I guess I was right, there are lots of blind followers out there. Those that seem to have the synapses of the neurons burned.

  33. In my opinion and in my reading on Federal sites, this man is a not truthful and I'd stand side by side at the legal Bar telling him the same. Can he give us the situs in the Act? Doubt it because the Act does not offer privacy. The Act provides protection from retaliation such as getting fired, etc. You know why Trump won? It is because of these lying people who knowingly mislead the people and that's why Trump won. It had nothing to do with Russia.

    Unlike Mr Tobin, I'll supply links to the Federal government (at the end) that relates facts about the Act. Now if anyone can site the location where privacy is noted please let us know. Not your opinion, the facts of the Act. We can all be wrong at times and I want to know if I am wrong.

    "There is even a Supreme Court cases that decided " that government employees do not have protection from retaliation by their employers ". So where are these people finding this privacy protection?

    "The U.S. Supreme Court, in the case of Garcetti v. Ceballos, 04-473, ruled in 2006 that government employees do not have protection from retaliation by their employers under the First Amendment of the Constitution when they speak pursuant to their official job duties.[3] The U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) uses agency lawyers in the place of administrative law judges to decide federal employees' whistleblower appeals. These lawyers, dubbed "attorney examiners," deny 98% of whistleblower appeals; the Board and the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals give great deference to their initial decisions, resulting in affirmance rates of 97% and 98%, respectively.["

    "Retaliation occurs when an employer (through a manager, supervisor, or administrator) fires an employee or takes any other type of adverse action against an employee for engaging in protected activity.

    An adverse action is an action which would dissuade a reasonable employee from raising a concern about a possible violation or engaging in other related protected activity. Retaliation can have a negative impact on overall employee morale.

    Because an adverse action can be subtle, it may not always be easy to spot. Examples of adverse actions include, but are not limited to:

    Firing or laying off
    Demoting
    Denying overtime or promotion
    Disciplining
    Denying benefits
    Failing to hire or rehire
    Intimidation or harassment
    Making threats
    Reassignment to a less desirable position or actions affecting prospects for promotion (such as excluding an employee from training meetings)
    Reducing pay or hours
    More subtle actions, such as isolating, ostracizing, mocking, or falsely accusing the employee of poor performance
    Blacklisting (intentionally interfering with an employee’s ability to obtain future employment)"

    https://www.whistleblowers.gov/
    https://www.whistleblowers.gov/…/WB-Statute-Summary-Chart-1…

  34. Lol coming from your "Legal Analyst" you mean Jeffrey Toobin who was not even a good lawyer😂😂😂 He stopped being a Lawyer at 29 years old😂😂😂😂😂

  35. Who cares what the so called "whistleblower" says…..all those members of the Trump admin have said the same thing over and over….and they for the most part have "first time knowledge". Trump is Guilty.End of Discussion.

  36. I am grateful for the so called whistleblower because if it was not for this person all these other patriots would not have come forth.He/she deserves a medal of honor…..not these GOP bozo's hollering.

  37. This guy Jeffrey is flat out lying!!!!! Omg!!!!! It is not illegal to reveal the name of the whistleblower!!!!!!! This guy is directly lying against the us constitution!!!!!! Do all of you people even see what is going on!!!!!!?????? Adam shiff and people working with him and media like cnn are actively working to override the us constitution!!!!!! This has been predicted to happen years ago!!!!!! And Obama and other presidents "both republican and Democrat" were actively working to override and get rid of the United States constitution!!!!! You people who disagree with all I said here better open your eyes and really try to see what's really going on!!!!!!!!!!! I'm serious!!!!!!!!! Open your eyes!!!!!!! Yes there has been a active force within the us government for decades to override and get rid of the United States constitution!!!!!!! Why you may ask? This is why!!!!!!! Because it's blocking the agendas of new world order and agenda 21!!!!!!!!

  38. If any of you idiots think its fine to impeach a United States President on opinion and heresay and set that precedent, your going to be spending most of your life at ballot boxes . You will have a new President every day.

  39. I'll save Trump the effort. The whistleblower's name is Eric Ciramella. He's a typical soyboy looking lefty cuck. You can search his photo on google images. The word's out, once the internet knows there's no keeping it secret. Oh and he's not a whistle blower either this whole thing is bs.

  40. Like really? A cia agent attached to the Obama/Biden administration with ties to Brennan? As a Democrat I am absolutely appalled …now it all makes sense. Anonymous accusations make sense now. This man has a horrible record and obvious motive

  41. Trump uses his followers like a bunch of jackbooted thugs who spout hate speech and death threats. He knows these white nationalist fascists don't care about the rule of law. He knows that they can and will attempt to harm or kill anybody their fuhrer points at.

  42. So to use this logic, anyone can come forward and say whatever they want about anybody no matter what the severity and they don’t have to be identified? Do you idiots understand the repercussions of such a thing????? A true whistleblower is someone that is coming forward to uncover a truth that is being hidden while revealing themselves with evidence to said crime at the same time, otherwise you have a bunch of people making up whatever they want to push their agenda. How do you not see this???

  43. But he committed no crime. But the last the minister ration actually said it on Live TV that he was not given the money to them unless they fired somebody. So for you to make a big deal out of this when no crime was committed. Just shows you're biased and the reason why America if any president said we could attack the media we would do it in a heart beat because you are fake. You do not talk about real news because you are trying to keep the population in a one way train of thought. There is so much going on in the world the people of the United States needs the information. But instead we have to hear yell talk about gossip and he said she said shit every day.

  44. The Democratic whining just never ends. 1000 years from now they be whining still about something. My GOD it Must suck to wake up everyday and complain…100% of the time. Life isn't a snow globe little world move on…your giving the rest of us a headache

  45. Lol
    It’s not Illegal to identify the whistle blower . It is legal to out a whistle blower , you just can’t fire the whistle blower .

    And the fact that the transcripts are out makes the WB irrelevant .

  46. Under the 6th amendment, u have the RIGHT to confront your accuser! Not allowing someone to defend themselves should be against the law like the dems are doing. The dems should apply these impeachment laws to our court system!! Every black, Mexican and white accused of a crime will be GUILTY just because the “Accuser” said so!😂. NO need to cross exam or question your accuser!! 😂 Not giving people the right to due process is what the DEMONcrats want. Impeachment will never happen! so get ready for another 4yrs DEMONcrats! MERICA!😂🤣🇺🇸

  47. Under due process, one has the right to confront his accusers. This is probably the most unconstitutional, Soviet styled proceeding I’ve ever seen. We’ll find out who the whisteblower is, and we will take action

  48. "Legal expertise"? What a joke they contradicted themselves a bunch of times in that segment its illegal to call the whistleblower out but its really not so we are going with harassment which is so broad its ridiculous they dont want the whistleblower to testify that should tell you something

  49. CNN and MSNBC has proven that they are anti-america because they are COMMUNIST because they WON'T TELL
    THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WHO THE WHISTLEBLOWER IS WHEN THEY KNOW WHO THE WHISTLEBLOWER IS BUT WON'T DO THEIR JOB.
    SO WHAT GOOD IS CNN AND MSNBC? NO DAMN GOOD.

  50. Test of AI censorship algorithms :
    Is E*ic Cia*amella the whistleblower?
    Is Er*c C*aramella the whistleblower?
    Is Eri* Ciara*ella the whistleblower?

  51. Does anyone really believe he's gonna be impeached an removed!!! Lol not gonna happen an he'll flip the house an we will get what we want through congress an senate!!! MSM help fire the whistleblower who exposed ABC on Epstein story….it's crazy that they talk about this like Russian crap 24 hrs a day….that hurts more help cause he real Americans do not care….all polls are done in democratic places….

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