Under federal protection

So, the whistleblower is under federal protection. I hope it’s the independent of Trump kind of federal, and not the other kind.

The intelligence whistleblower whose complaint on the Trump administration’s dealings with Ukraine triggered an impeachment inquiry into the president is under federal protection because they fear for their safety, “60 Minutes” first reported.

Why it matters: The letter from the whistleblower’s lawyer that the CBS News program first obtained outlining [outlines?] their concerns that the whistleblower may be identified. The lawyer specifically cites President Trump’s demand to know who gave the whistleblower the information and states that a $50,000 “bounty” relating to information identifying them has been issued by “certain individuals.”

The big picture: Trump stepped up his days-long rhetoric against the whistleblower and House Democrats Sunday, accusing House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff of treason and declaring: “I deserve to meet my accuser.”

Axios includes the letter itself.

This is all very…disquieting. Trump feels like some kind of rampaging uncontrollable monster out of a horror movie. It’s frightening that no one can persuade him to stop hurling threats and abuse in all directions. He’s crazy, he’s a narcissist, he’s enraged, and he has the nukes.

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