Ever since Democrats took control of the House in January, the Trump administration and President Donald Trump himself have been actively engaged in a campaign of refusing to cooperate with congressional investigators and committees performing their oversight duties as laid out in the U.S. Constitution. Apparently, Trump and his attorneys think they can hide both evidence and witnesses that prove this lawless administration’s illegal actions.
But it now appears that all of the Trump team’s obfuscation and foot-dragging has been for nothing, because dozens of White House staffers are working behind the scenes with the House Oversight Committee, which is chaired by Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), The Atlantic reports:
“A small army of whistle-blowers from across the government has been working in secret with the House Oversight Committee to report alleged malfeasance inside the Trump administration. Lawmakers and aides are reluctant to discuss information they have gleaned from anonymous government tipsters in detail. But the list of whistle-blowers who either currently or previously worked in the Trump administration, or who worked closely with the administration, numbers in the ‘dozens,’ according to a senior aide from the committee now led by Democratic Representative Elijah Cummings of Maryland.”
Not only that, but it appears that so in the White House are eager to tell what they know about Trump and his actions since taking office that they’ve set a sort of record:
“The number of whistle-blowers who’ve come forward since Trump became president is far higher than the number who cooperated with the panel during previous administrations.”
One such whistle-blower from the White House Office of Personnel, Tricia Newbold, testified earlier this year that numerous members of the administration — most notably the president’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner — had been granted top-secret security clearances even though U.S. intelligence agencies had objected.
And now that the Mueller report has been released, the White House insiders who are working with Congress can shed light on the administration’s legal strategy and help committee staffers focus on the areas where Trump is most vulnerable. They could even prove to be a secret weapon that will prove essential if and when impeachment hearings begin.
It’s been said that Donald Trump prizes loyalty above all other qualities in those he hires, even though he’s one of the most disloyal people in the world. And now karma is about to catch up with Donnie in a major way.