The Washington Post reports:
The looming battle over President Trump’s potential impeachment has sparked an online hunt in the far-right corners of the Web as self-styled Internet sleuths race to identify the anonymous person Trump has likened to a treasonous spy. Their guesses have been scattershot, conspiratorial and often untethered from reality, spanning a wide range of such unlikely contenders as presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner and Vice President Pence.
Some of the online commentators and anonymous posters said they have been spurred to action by Trump’s fury, foreshadowing the online clashes that are likely to engulf any upcoming impeachment hearings and the 2020 campaign. The quest to identify the person who crafted the politically explosive complaint against Trump has become a fixation across the most extreme corners of such platforms as Twitter, Reddit and Gab — and has spread onto conservative news sites, radio shows and TV broadcasts.
The @dcexaminer reports that @Jack_Burkman and recently-inducted Jacob Wohl are offering a $50,000 reward for information about a protected whistleblower, because of course they are. https://t.co/mg0DnZAxAL
— Andrew Feinberg (@AndrewFeinberg) September 26, 2019
Oh my god. Dumb and Dumber strike again. https://t.co/bSHf5IFwtJ
— Katie Phang (@KatiePhang) September 26, 2019
Jacob Wohl and Jack “Zippy” Burkman are committing federal crimes by putting a $50,000 bounty on the head of the CIA whistle-blower.
— Will LeGate 🇺🇸 (@williamlegate) September 26, 2019
losing my mind at jacob wohl’s phrenology of sparkling water pic.twitter.com/hLLSHh6YK6
— Official Enya VEVO (@nachdermas) September 26, 2019