Seth Meyers: A Closer Look at Trump and GOP efforts to out the whistleblower

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Late Night with Seth Meyers used “A Closer Look” to blast a Republican effort led by President Donald Trump to identify the whistleblower.

For an administration accused of breaking the law, the Trump White House certainly looks ready to bend a few more rules when it comes to the identity of the Ukraine whistleblower. This was the message behind Wednesday’s “A Closer Look” as Seth Meyers also covered a stunning quid pro quo admission.

Late Night with Seth Meyers has been constantly calling out President Donald Trump for enriching himself while in office, abusing his power, and acting as if he’s above the law. These have become the foundation of a number of “A Closer Look” segments.

So following an anonymous whistleblower’s report that indicated Trump offered a quid pro quo to Ukraine, one would think Team Trump would back off. Instead, Trump and his allies have attacked the impeachment inquiry process, the witnesses giving testimony, and now the whistleblower who started it all.

Trump has demanded to know the identity of the whistleblower even though federal law protects the identity. More Republicans have joined in by calling for the whistleblower’s name to be released, catching the attention of Seth Meyers and “A Closer Look.”

Seth Meyers doesn’t hold back while going after President Trump. Meyers mocks Trump’s understanding of where the whistleblower is and the President’s complete lack of understanding when it comes to the protections afforded to whistleblowers.

Meyers also calls out another instance of hypocrisy from President Trump. Trump argued that written answers from the whistleblower would be unacceptable. Yet that is exactly how the President answered questions from Robert Mueller and few believe that Trump wrote any of the answers himself.

But failing to understand the law and being hypocritical are nothing new for President Donald Trump if you ask Seth Meyers. As he has done in the past, Meyers turns the spotlight on Republicans, like Rand Paul and Lindsey Graham, who have given up their own values to stand behind Trump.

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Seth Meyers highlights how that defense is become a little harder after President Trump’s appointee George Sondland admitted there was in fact a quid pro quo with Ukraine. For Meyers, this means that Trump and his allies are out of options and impeachment is inevitable.