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Rand Paul says he will 'probably' release name of whistleblower that prompted impeachment inquiry

Posted: 7:33 AM, Nov 06, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-06 07:33:15-05
Rand Paul says he will 'probably' release name of whistleblower that prompted impeachment inquiry

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) said he will "probably" disclose the name of the whistleblower, whose complaint launched the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.

According to The Hill, Paul made the comments to reporters on Tuesday.

Paul maintained that there is nothing preventing him from releasing the name.

He called for the media to release the whistleblower's name at Trump's rally in Lexington on Monday.

There are laws in place to protect the identities and careers of people who bring forward accusations of wrongdoing against government officials.

This story was originally published by WLEX in Lexington, Kentucky.