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Sununu: 'Whistleblower Should Be Heard and Protected'

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Gov. Chris Sununu says that while he continues to oppose the impeachment of President Donald Trump, he does believe the whistleblower who filed a complaint concerning the president’s alleged pressuring of the leader of Ukraine should be “protected.”

Sununu’s comments Wednesday came as Trump continues to question the whistleblower's legitimacy. 

“Right now, there is going to be a process in the House of Representatives in Washington,” Sununu said after an Executive Council meeting in Rye. “The whistleblower should be heard and protected. That is part of the process. I think there will be more information and details [that] come out in the coming weeks that everyone in America will be able to see. So we will kind of see where it goes from there.”

When asked about his response to allegations the president pressured the leader of a foreign nation to investigate a political rival, Sununu responded that there aren’t enough publicly available details to comment on the July 25th phone call, but that “all of that will be brought to bear in the coming weeks and months, and then we’ll figure out where to go.”

Sununu said he has been focused on crafting a newly signed state budget in recent weeks, and hadn’t yet had an opportunity to read the whistleblower’s full report. 

Late last week, the governor’s press secretary told WMUR that “the American people are sick and tired of the circus emanating from Washington, D.C.”

Todd started as a news correspondent with NHPR in 2009. He spent nearly a decade in the non-profit world, working with international development agencies and anti-poverty groups. He holds a master’s degree in public administration from Columbia University.

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