During an impeachment hearing, a Republican congressman spoke aloud the name of a man thought to be the famed Ukraine whistle-blower
In an open impeachment hearing Wednesday night, a Republican member of Congress spoke the name of a man widely thought to be the whistle-blower whose complaint about Donald Trump's famous phone call with Ukraine's president sparked this fall's impeachment saga.
Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert was complaining during a hearing about two articles of impeachment that Democrats have blocked attempts to call fact witnesses who didn't support their arguments.
Gohmert called 'abuse of power [and] obstruction of Congress the very things the majority has done in preventing us from having the witnesses that could shed light on this.'
'We needed to hear from those witnesses, people like Sean Misko, Abigail Grace, [name redacted], Devin Archer, Joe Biden, Nellie Ohr, Alexandra Chalupa and so many others,' he said.
DailyMail.com has not published the name of the man, who is a Russia and Eurasia expert for the CIA, tasked to the National Intelligence Council and reporting to the director of national intelligence.
Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert vented about witnesses Democrats blocked them from calling, including a man whose identity as the whistle-blower one GOP aide says is 'the worst-kept secret in town'
After a Politico reporter tweeted that Gohmert had outed the whistle-blower, Virginia Democratic Rep. Don Beyer called the move 'incredible and outrageous'
Virginia Democratic congressman Don Beyer reacted with fury on Twitter.
'House Republicans just committed an incredible and outrageous breach,' Rep. Beyer wrote.