Rand Paul, usual defender of privacy rights, calls on media to out whistleblower

Rand Paul and Donald Trump.
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The same Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) who has pledged to fight to protect Americans' privacy rights asked the media on Monday night to reveal the identity of the whistleblower whose complaint launched the impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

Paul made his request while attending President Trump's rally in Lexington, Kentucky, saying to cheers, "Do your job and print his name." Trump appreciated this, calling Paul's comments "excellent."

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