Jeffrey Toobin: Yes, unmasking a whistleblower is illegal, it’s harassment

Jeffrey Toobin: Yes, unmasking a whistleblower is illegal, it's harassment 1


President Donald Trump and his allies are ramping up efforts to unmask the anonymous Ukraine whistleblower. CNN's Jeffrey Toobin and Laura Coates explain why whistleblower protections exist and what it means to have their identities revealed. #CNN #News

67 Comments on "Jeffrey Toobin: Yes, unmasking a whistleblower is illegal, it’s harassment"

  1. Ask a judge about the identity of a jury or witness. Good luck and tell me how that goes for ya.

    • — > Let’s test Tubin’s claim:
      True or False: If the U.S. was a corporation like TrumpUSACorp .org, something like this (threatening a whistle-blower) would never happen.

    • @First Last A whistleblower is not a witness, though he also may be that too.

  2. Man Yau Edwin Law | November 4, 2019 at 10:40 AM | Reply

    Unmask Trump’s transcripts from the secret server.

    • @Wake Up
      3 years and multiple investigations later, and youre still prattling on?
      very small brain there dude
      very very small brain

    • Golden Warrior | November 4, 2019 at 11:28 AM | Reply

      @Wake Up you need to wake up

    • Richard Darlington | November 4, 2019 at 11:33 AM | Reply

      @Rod Allen
      The transcript is not a transcript at all.
      It’s a redacted, edited summary of a transcript of a phone call.
      And why was it moved to a highly classified server?

    • Chris DiDomenico | November 4, 2019 at 11:35 AM | Reply

      @Merrilou Neigenfind lolol you keep telling yourself that are Bahrr, Durham,and Horowitz privide the proof of democrat interference in 2016 and the use of the fbi, cia, and the doj to undermind the president and try to set him up. It has to hurt to lose an election you were rigging lolololol. The truth will come out. And now in 2020 you won’t have all those people helping, Trump will win in a landslide. Popular vote and electoral college lololol. If he gets impeached it will be a bigger slap in the face because he won’t be removed. So he will be the first President to get impeached and re-elected lololol. You democrats are making him a martyr and a hero. Dumbasses lolololol.

  3. Plan A fell apart “it didnt happen”….Plan B, who do we smear.

  4. It gives them a Boogie man. They really need a Boogie man right now. Badly…

  5. Spicy Meatball | November 4, 2019 at 10:47 AM | Reply

    The whistleblower’s credibility is fantastic simply because everything he’s said about the call has been accurate.

    • @Franky B So you’re saying he’s innocent because he only did it once

    • Spicy Meatball I wonder how that can be when the “whistleblower” said they were NOT on the call listening.

    • @Don Williams Guess you’re going to keep ignoring the part about tRUMPs administration confirmed what the whistleblower said to be true. I’m starting to see that no tRUMP defender has common sense

    • Don Williams So, you would have us believe that the whistleblower (who was honest about hearing the info second hand) reported a damaging false complaint to discredit the president—that, quite by coincidence, was confirmed by actual firsthand witnesses? What are the odds 😆

  6. He protests too much, maybe he himself is the whistleblower?

    • …well he kind of is. 😂🤣🤣🤣

    • @KAY KhicKhic not protesting with you KayKhic.

    • Well he gave the proof of his crimes and gave a confession on live tv. He did blow the whistle on himself. And the other whistle blowers don’t matter anymore at this point. But to a narsisist there is nothing more annoying than not being able to attack your “enemy”…. to not control that person. Its about trump being mad someone didn’t obey him.

    • @Maaike R Narcissist are incredibly hard on themselves than others, that is 100% true.

  7. Well, it’s not like intimidating a witness is illegal.
    It makes sense if you don’t think about it.

  8. Trump needs to unmask his tax returns and testify under oath!!

  9. The story has move beyond the “Whistleblower”.

    • @P. Hamilton Your POS Master Trump is a Leftist? Since he can not STFU about the Whistleblower. I wonder how your POS Master Trump feels that one of his good dumb sheep calls him a Leftist. You think he will drive a bus over you like the POS you are?

    • @FLAG BANDIT 😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴

    • Logic B4Religion | November 4, 2019 at 11:34 AM | Reply

      @Dobs R Good, so what is this orange fool worried about? He’s got a solid legal defense…according to a moron like you.

      His actions are very telling, and they’re not actions that an innocent man would do.
      The orange turd is his own worst enemy.

  10. Laurette LaLiberte | November 4, 2019 at 10:52 AM | Reply

    Why is he still obsessed with the whistleblower? His own words have screwed him.

    • Basil McDonnell | November 4, 2019 at 11:08 AM | Reply

      @mr smith Because he kill us all? How about that?

    • Colin Cleveland | November 4, 2019 at 11:09 AM | Reply

      The whole story with every link needs to be engraved in stone, so that Trumpaholics have nowhere to hide from the truth.

    • @mr smith while chump is obsessed with Obama. It’s so pathetic.

    • Elizabeth Newcity | November 4, 2019 at 11:11 AM | Reply

      @Daniel Perez Arguing with a troll only gets them a bigger paycheck.

    • Laurette LaLiberte | November 4, 2019 at 11:22 AM | Reply

      @mr smith Because he is the acting ‘president’ and is dividing our country, he has made a joke of the US around the world, and because he is so stupid and clueless, dictators are flattering/humoring him so they can act with impunity., which endangers us and our allies.

  11. Oh I forgot it’s mafia Don. He’s above the law!!

  12. It’s not only illegal and harassment, it’s also witness intimidation and defamation of character….something ttump lacks!

    • Democrats “invented” Hypocrisy….and Harassment….and Defamation That’s all they’ve been doing since Nov. 2016… imbecile.

    • susan galam But Dems and FAKE news media can call him a RACIST and every other IST or ISM known to man and it’s not defamation of character? WOW!

  13. Anyone that talks about themselves in the third person should be locked up: „ he never liked Trump“.

  14. Trump believes he is the above the law because his lawyer Rudy Colludie has told him so.

  15. They should be held criminally liable for these acts.

    • Johnny Wadd – Please go study the law, to the point that you understand more than Congress does, and THEN re-state your point with all of the supportung detail. I won’t hold my breath

    • Patricia Manzi | November 4, 2019 at 11:20 AM | Reply

      Yes, the president’s behavior is disgusting. You would think he was an all-around loser. He is. He perpetuates his bully behavior against anyone who disagrees with him. He CANNOT follow the law. Get him out.

    • The Democrat Party should be BANNED forever….as a Treasonous Criminal Cartel.

    • @P. Hamilton – Hitler used to call treason against his enemies so your comment makes perfect sense

    • @P. Hamilton – “Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peace makers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country” Hermann Goering

  16. Release all the sealed court decisions – Trump has been involved in.

  17. Roger Hornaday | November 4, 2019 at 11:02 AM | Reply

    It matters not who the whistleblower likes or dislikes…his testimony must comport with other testimonies and the facts.

  18. It doesn’t really matter who the whistleblower is or what his motives where, the only thing that matters is if what he is claiming is true or not. Full stop.

    • Gordon Tinderholt | November 4, 2019 at 11:12 AM | Reply

      Right!? the message is out. The white house even released the quid pro quo comment by trump. Who said it is now irrelevant

  19. One who hates trump doesn’t narrow it down any.

  20. This is all to intimidate future whistle-blowers.

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