FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally in Monroe, Louisiana, U.S., November 6, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis
Brain - Explainer: Is it illegal for Trump or Congress to name the impeachment whistleblower?
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"The whistleblower should be revealed because the whistleblower gave false information," Trump told reporters on Sunday

The whistleblower filed the report with Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson, as required under the Intelligence Community Whistleblower Protection Act of 1998 (ICWPA here), which lays out procedures for reporting allegations of fraud, waste, or violations of law

John Cohen said the whistleblower followed the procedures laid out in the ICWPA, and that much of the whistleblower's complaint has been corroborated

A 2012 directive here from Barack Obama, formally put into law, supplemented the ICWPA

Intelligence community whistleblowers are not permitted to file lawsuits over any perceived retaliation