Many conservative news outlets have outed the alleged whistleblower despite no major news organizations doing so. On Thursday night President Trump retweeted an article that outed the suspected whistleblower leading to speculation that the President has confirmed it.
According to Mediaite:
President Donald Trump retweeted an article, Thursday night, which contained the name of a person alleged to be the whistleblower who filed a complaint relating to the commander-in-chief’s dealings with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky. It is the first time Trump has promoted the name in any manner.
It happened after Trump’s campaign re-election account, the Trump War Room, engaged directly with the whistleblower’s attorney, Mark Zaid. The attorney blasted Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) for her attacks on the whistleblower, and called on her to step down from the Senate whistleblower caucus. The Trump War Room jumped in to defend Blackburn.
The tweet linked to an article from the Washington Examiner which named the alleged whistleblower in the headline. Trump then retweeted the article from his personal account early Thursday evening.
Several conservative outlets to date have identified the person alleged to be the whistleblower. No major news organization has yet reported the name.
The whistleblower was the main focus of Democrats when the investigation started but as it began to fall apart talk of the whistleblower faded.