Donald Trump Jr. tweets possible identity of White House whistleblower

Clay Curtis
November 7, 2019

"Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, said Republicans want to subpoena the government whistleblower to testify in the House impeachment inquiry", The Hill is reporting.

The Democrats say in court papers filed Wednesday that they have no plans to try to compel the testimony of Charles Kupperman as the pace of the impeachment inquiry quickens, with public hearings scheduled to begin next week.

Jordan, a ranking member on the House Oversight and Reform Committee, said Republicans have been asked to submit a list of their witnesses.

They argue the whistleblower is a biased political operative, citing the early interactions between the individual and Mr. Schiff's staff and purported connections to Democratic operatives.

CNN reported that Jordan mentioned that Republicans have until Saturday to request witnesses, and they'll include the whistleblower. It can not be okay in our country for a United States president - any president - to go to a foreign leader and ask for help in his election.

"I'm more than willing to, and I probably will at some point", Paul told reporters on Tuesday. "They have the right to remain anonymous".

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Numerous details in the complaint, which has since been made public, have been corroborated by other witnesses in the impeachment inquiry that followed, including that Mr Trump requested a Biden investigation while on the phone to the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy. "It's up to Devin [Nunes]", Jordan said.

Democrats on Capitol Hill responded to the criticism by launching an impeachment inquiry to look at the allegations, which have since been largely confirmed by means of testimony supplied by present and former administration officers in congressional testimony.

More details in Congress' impeachment enquiry into Donald Trump are expected to be released on Wednesday, a day after transcripts revealed a top Trump donor-turned-diplomat reversed course and told investigators Ukrainian aid was tied to probes of political rivals sought by the US president.

In the Senate, Sen.

"The bill I will introduce today will expand the whistleblower act [and] would be made retroactive so Edward Snowden can come home to live in his own country".

Paul said that his legislation on whistleblowers would make clear that Trump should be able to face his accuser, the whistleblower.

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