Hillary Clinton: 'Really dangerous' for Trump to try to out the whistleblower
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Former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonClinton trolls Trump with mock letter from JFK to Khrushchev Trump-Graham relationship tested by week of public sparring Sunday shows — Mulvaney seeks to tamp down firestorm over quid pro quo comments, Doral decision MORE said Tuesday that the White House’s attempt to out the whistleblower behind an explosive complaint involving President TrumpDonald John TrumpZuckerberg launches public defense of Facebook as attacks mount Trump leaning toward keeping a couple hundred troops in eastern Syria: report Warren says making Israel aid conditional on settlement building is 'on the table' MORE’s contacts with Ukraine is “really dangerous.”

“From everything we know — and we don’t know much — this is an experienced person who saw things that bothered him,” Clinton said on “Good Morning America.” “That’s what the whole whistleblower statute is for. And it is to protect their identity.”

She added: “I understand he’s going to testify, and we’ll let the process unfold.” 

Clinton said Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiTurkey sanctions face possible wall in GOP Senate Trump lashes out at Pelosi as she visits Jordan to discuss Syria Thomas D'Alesandro III, brother of Nancy Pelosi, dies at 90 MORE (D-Calif.) effectively had “no choice” but to launch a formal impeachment inquiry against the president after a whistleblower complaint and subsequent reports revealed Trump urged Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenZuckerberg launches public defense of Facebook as attacks mount Graham: 'Stupid' for Trump to ask China to investigate Biden Romney: Republicans don't criticize Trump because they fear it will help Warren MORE and his son and attempted to restrict access to any records of the call.

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Trump said Monday that the White House is “trying to find out” the identity of the intelligence community whistleblower, whose complaint is at the heart of the impeachment inquiry against the president.

The president, who demanded to meet the whistleblower and cast doubt on their complaint, claimed they reported “things that are incorrect.”

Lawyers representing the whistleblower have expressed “serious concern” for their client’s safety, sending a letter to lawmakers Sunday that urged them to “speak out in favor of whistleblower protection and reiterate that this is a protected system where retaliation is not permitted, whether direct or implied.”

The whistleblower's identity has not been publicly confirmed, though The New York Times reported last week that the person is a male CIA agent. A federal law known as the Whistleblower Protection Act shields federal whistleblowers who work for the government from workplace retaliation.