The government has an interest in not giving up the iden.y of a confidential informant to a defendant or anyone else. After all, a CI is someone who came to the . - However, if certain conditions are met by the defense upon proper motion i.e., motion to reveal the iden.y of the confidential informant then .Confidential Informants: Protecting Their Iden.y. Once an informant is known, the drug traffickers are quick to retaliate. Dead men tell no tales.1..