Second Trump whistle blower decides to come forward: US media

Second Trump whistle blower decides to come forward: US media

The first whistleblower filed the complaint on August 12, alleging that Trump pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during a July 25 phone call to investigate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden over a Ukrainian gas company related to Hunter that was accused of corruption.

Trump admitted he requested for assist from Ukraine to analyze Biden however defended the request as warranted to root out corruption.

"This president betrayed his country again this week", Walsh said.

Meanwhile, Trump said last week that whoever provided the whistleblower with information about his call with Zelensky is "close to a spy".

"Donald Trump is a traitor", he continued.

"Was this person SPYING on the U.S. President?" And Marie Yovanovitch, the former USA ambassador to Ukraine who was recalled from the post early, will be speaking Friday.

According to Mark Zaid, among the lawyers for the first whistle-blower, they had spoken to the intelligence community's inspector general, who is reportedly probing the first person's allegations, on the matter, the BBC reported.

In testimony to Congress on October 3, U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker challenged another claim in the whistleblower's complaint.

However Maloney says Trump and his GOP allies are simply "grasping at straws".

Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., said on Sunday that he does not support an impeachment vote in the House right now, but does support proceeding with the impeachment inquiry.

He said the department sent a letter to Congress on Friday night as its initial response to the document request.

"We'll obviously do all the things we're required to do by law", Pompeo said in response to a question.

Trump has offered a series of contradictory statements when it comes to whether or not his administration plans to comply with the House subpoena.

"I think the people of America are saying enough is enough".

Former U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, disparaged by Trump and abruptly recalled from Ukraine, was scheduled to give a deposition to congressional committees on Friday.

In a Twitter message on October 5, Trump suggested that Democrats are using the second whistleblower to patch up the issues surrounding the first anonymous complainant.

The Secretary of State has become a key figure in the Democrats' investigation.

Republican US Senators Mitt Romney, Ben Sasse and Susan Collins expressed concerns about Trump reaching out to foreign countries to help him in his 2020 re-election bid.

The others are Sens. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, whose impeachment the president demanded Saturday after Romney criticised him.

Additional details about Trump's July 25 call with Zelenskiy emerged Sunday.

It appears unlikely many more Republicans will choose to choose to take a stand against the president, who remains deeply popular with Republican voters. Even as Democrats ramp up their impeachment efforts by lining up a parade of officials to testify before Congress, Republican Party leaders are pushing back in defense of President Donald Trump.

"Asking for foreign assistance in an American presidential election is about as serious a presidential offense as you can imagine", Maloney told The Post.

Trump's Republican primary challengers also sharply criticized the president's actions on Sunday. Sanford tried to make the case that moving forward with impeachment in the Democratic-run House if the Republican-controlled Senate doesn't have the votes to convict would be counter-productive and only distract from the election debate. That has never happened.

Walsh said the president deserves to be impeached.

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