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Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental AffairsIntroducedNovember 6th, 2019
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When a whistleblower’s accusations lead to formal proceedings, such as an impeachment, the accused have a right to confront their accusers in person. As long as the Constitution is the law of the land, the Sixth Amendment supersedes statues affording anonymity to whistleblowers.
Revealing the identity of a whistleblower to the person they’re accusing of wrongdoing increases the likelihood that the whistleblower will face retaliation because of their disclosure. That will have a chilling effect on the willingness of whistleblowers to come forward and report misconduct.