Tokyo Fan wrote:
This is more than a stretch. Trump haters are not the only ones memorialized in a song.
I agree this was a bit of a stretch, I was referring to this song in particular and kind of fumbled around with the words I chose trying to make a point. Too early in the morning and not enough coffee yet.
What I do think is a stretch is calling her a whistle blower. I did do some research on the subject, specifically pertaining to employees of the federal government, and learned quite a bit. Whistle blowers are protected from retaliation by the Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989 (WPA) and the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2012. If a person wants to report suspected criminal activity by an employee of the federal government it's generally done to a supervisor, the Inspector General or the Office of Special Counsel. If Winner believed that Trump and/or members of his administration had committed a crime and wanted to file a complaint as a whistle blower she would've had been filing a report on suspected criminal activity that was already being investigated, which seems a bit redundant. Kind of like walking up to a fireman at a house fire and telling him you think the house is on fire. The other problem she would have as a whistle blower is the evidence she had to support her claim was obtained illegally, and it is hard to believe a whistle blower would have any protection under the WPA after committing a felony herself.
So, what was her goal in releasing the illegally obtained evidence to the news blog? Obviously only she knows but one can speculate. Did she believe she had uncovered evidence that the investigators didn't know about, and this was her way of getting the evidence out to the investigators? Sounds reasonable but again, the problem she had was that the evidence was obtained illegally. Was it to outrage the public? Book or movie deal (not completely unbelievable)? A guest spot on The View? We may never know what she was hoping to accomplish.
And one last thing, only she knows in her heart whether or not she hates Trump, but she did call him an orange fascist and a ginger soulless orangutan. Wouldn't make a very good Hallmark card to send to your bestie!
I'll edit this to add that I should've said the evidence may
have been obtained illegally because it's possible she was authorized to access and view the material as part of her duties. It became a crime when she removed it from a government facility and sent it to a news outlet. However, if she was authorized to view the classified material and thought she had discovered something valuable then why did she not follow the proper procedure to file a report as a whistle blower, and chose instead to do what she clearly knew was illegal?