The fundraising for whistleblowers opens a whole can of worms that requires answers.
An official complaint has been made to the Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) suggesting that the impeachment scandal whistleblower may be in violation of federal law regarding gifts to current intelligence employees. A campaign on GoFundMe has so far raised over a quarter of a million dollars in order to “support the whistleblower’s lawyers.” But is it all just a scam? Is this actually just a money-making scheme relying on anti-Trump individuals? Or is it a coordinated effort to pay the whistleblower a huge chunk of change through untraceable sources?
Although the appeal states that “Donations will only be accepted from U.S. citizens,” the reality is that anyone from anywhere in the world can donate, and all they need is an email address and a PayPal account. A brief search through the donations already made clearly shows two things:
- The vast majority of donations are done so anonymously.
- Some of the names appear to be fraudulent.
For example, it is highly unlikely that Baron [sic] Trump (13 years old), and Tiffany Trump both donated to the cause. And, perhaps unsurprisingly, the majority of big-money donations came directly from anonymous sources.