“We saw this letter that Mark Zaid, the ‘we’re going to get him’ guy, sent over to the White House last night – this is the cease and desist letter, in which they’re pushing back on President Trump for saying he has the right to confront his accuser,” Jason Miller, former senior communications advisor on the 2016 Trump campaign discussed with the President’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani on Episode 20 of War Room: Impeachment.
“Can you give us a little insight about what the Whistleblower Act actually does and does not provide protections for, and in particular this whole false canard that it grants some anonymity?” Miller asked Giuliani.
“If a whistleblower could be anonymous, then you would have to amend the Constitution,” Giuliani explained, “Because you can’t be convicted without being faced by your accuser. So you talk about when I prosecuted the mafia. I couldn’t prosecute them with Sammy the Bull [Salvatore Gravano] behind a screen. Sammy had to come out and look at John Gotti and take the risk.”
“It’s almost ridiculous to contemplate. The Whistleblower Act gives you protection against retribution – it’s mostly an employment act. It you gives you protection against retribution if you bring out dishonesty in your agency. There are a lot of civil remedies like that against corporations. But it doesn’t say we’re going to put a man in prison, or we’re going to impeach a President of the United States, and he doesn’t get a chance to face the person who’s accusing him.”
“After all, the guy could be lying. Just because you’re a whistleblower, doesn’t make you a saint. There are good whistleblowers, and there are bad whistleblowers. There are good informants, and there are bad informants. And that’s why we have a trial, and that’s why we have cross examination. It’s in the Sixth Amendment of the United States Constitution.”
“[Adam] Schiff has completely trashed the Constitution.”