Obviously, Trump wants to find out the name of the whistleblower, which he will then make public along with the person’s voting record and credit card receipts for purchases of “Make Herstory” campaign t-shirts and anything else he can come up with to undermine the person’s credibility.
Obviously, that would be bad and would open up yet another sideshow to distract from his criminality.
But… um… he’s the president. He can look at any piece of information the government has, no matter how classified. He can see the aliens at Area 51. He can see diplomatic cables between our government and the royals of sunken Atlantis. He can even make these documents public at a whim.
So what gives here? Why is he “trying to figure out” the identity of the whistleblower? Doesn’t he just have to call the DNI and ask?