#IAmTheWhistleblower trends in response to attempts to identify Ukraine whistleblower
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High-profile Twitter users are using the hashtag #IAmTheWhistleblower in response to recent attempts to identify the whistleblower whose report sparked a House impeachment inquiry.

The hashtag trended on Tuesday after President TrumpDonald John TrumpUPS, FedEx shut down calls to handle mail-in ballots, warn of 'significant' problems: report Controversial GOP Georgia candidate attempts to distance from QAnon Trump orders TikTok parent company to sell US assets within 90 days MORE announced Monday that the White House is "trying to find out" who the intelligence community whistleblower was.

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Celebrities are using the hashtag to garner support for the whistleblower, after his lawyers said his "personal safety" may be in jeopardy. 

TV Producer Morgan J. Freeman took to Twitter saying "In my heart & soul, I know that #IAmTheWhistleblower," and encouraging followers who agreed to retweet.

Actress Bette Midler also supported the trend, tweeting in all caps, "I AM THE WHISTLEBLOWER!!"

Actors Ed Asner and George Takei also wrote tweets supporting the whistleblower.

 

 

Aditi Juneja, who works at the nonprofit Protect Democracy, explained the importance of the hashtag in her tweet. 

"It's how we stand up and say that if you come for a patriotic American doing their duty to protect us, you come for all of us," she wrote.

The whistleblower's report revolved around the president's request to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskhy to "look into" his potential general election opponent former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenOn The Money: Economists flabbergasted after Congress leaves with no deal | Markets rise as the economy struggles | Retail sales slow in July Congress exits with no deal, leaving economists flabbergasted Trump touts NYC police union endorsement: 'Pro-cop all the way' MORE and his son. 

Reports about the president's call with Zelensky prompted House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiCongress exits with no deal, leaving economists flabbergasted Trump says he'll sign USPS funding if Democrats make concessions Pelosi calls Trump attacks on mail-in voting a 'domestic assault on our Constitution' MORE (D-Calif.) to start an official impeachment inquiry in the House last week.