In an interview with a reporter from The Hill, and reported by both The Hill and Real Clear Politics, Senator Rand Paul made the claim that the anonymous whistleblower who raised concerns about President Trump’s contacts with Ukraine, leading to the House's impeachment inquiry, had been working with Joe Biden at the time:
REPORTER: The whistleblower laws protect the whistleblower. You know it's illegal to out a whistleblower?
SEN. RAND PAUL: Actually, you see you've got that wrong too.
REPORTER: No, we don't.
RAND PAUL: You should work on the facts. The whistleblower statute protects the whistleblower from having his name revealed by the inspector general. Even The New York Times admits that no one else is under any legal obligation.
The other point, and you need to be really careful if you really are interested in the news, is the whistleblower actually is a material witness completely separate from being a whistleblower because he worked for Joe Biden at the same time Hunter Biden was receiving $50,000 per month. So the investigation into the corruption of Hunter Biden involves this whistleblower because he was there at the time.
Did he bring up the conflict of interest? Was there a discussion of this? What was his involvement with the relationship between Joe Biden and the prosecutor? There are a lot of questions the whistleblower has to answer.
So was the whistleblower working for Joe Biden at the same time Hunter Biden was being paid by Burisma?