To take Whistleblower now ready, Republican questions, the lawyer announces abruptly

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New reaction according to the house rules for the impeachment probe; Garrett Tenney reported from Washington.

In response to a flood of complaints from Republicans that the impeachment investigation against President Trump is mysterious and one-sided, a lawyer for the anonymous whistleblower, who raised alarms about the presidents’ handling of the Ukraine said on Sunday that his client is ready to answer written questions submitted by the house Republicans.

“It is obvious, per house rules, GOP is obliged to DEMs,” whistleblower lawyer, Mark Zaid, wrote on Twitter. “However, we are not.”

The surprise deal, Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, would allow the Republicans questions, the whistleblower who spurred the prosecution request, without going through the Committee Chairman, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.

Zaid, a longtime trump critic, tweeted that the whistleblower would answer questions directly from Republican members, in writing, under oath & penalty of perjury,” part of a bid to stem escalating efforts by Trump and his GOP-to expose allies, the identity of the person. Queries of the search for “identified not to be answered at the end of information” about the whistleblower, he said.

“We wrote answers to ensure in-time,” Zaid. “We stand ready to cooperate and ensure the facts – instead of partisanship – is there any process involving the #whistleblower.”

Zaid, when asked by Fox News if the Republicans had achieved, said there was “no substantive response.” Nunes’ office did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.


However, a GOP source said in the indictment request of The Daily Beast involved on Sunday afternoon that the offer might not be enough. “I don’t believe that you for scripted interrogatories,” said the source. “We need a full accounting of his actions, and showed how these are staged.”

The ship, which pushed the long, unfounded claims that the Trump team had illegally soon a conspiracy with the Russians, in September, promised testimony from the whistleblowers “very.” But in the last few weeks, that he has a other course, and suggested that the statement was unnecessary, since the accounts already gathered, from those more directly involved in Ukraine is a Problem.

Trump again and again for the release of the whistleblower’s identity, tweeted Sunday demanded that the person “must come to the front.” The whistleblowers concerns about Trump’s July 25 call with the Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky, in which he proposed Zelensky Joe and Hunter Biden, the handling is there. The younger Biden routinely secured lucrative roles at home and abroad, with little relevant know-how, while his father, a powerful senator, and later was a Vice-President.

The whistleblower is a second-Hand account of the tender was to investigate the provision of a road map for house Democrats is whether the President and others of his orbit is urged to examine the Ukraine, the political opponents, including former Vice-President Joe Biden.

“On the show, Whistleblower, and at the end of the prosecution’s joke!” Trump tweeted.


Trump pushed later on Sunday to spread the media, needs to maintain the identity of the whistleblower to the person, the accounting of events was wrong. The whistleblower complaint was confirmed for the part of the people with first-Hand knowledge of the events that emerged on Capitol Hill — but essential contradictions have also.

For example, the complaint stated that Trump has a “specific claim, that the Ukrainian leaders are looking for, and in turn, via the Server of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and tested by the US cybersecurity company CrowdStrike”, a requirement which is not published in the released transcript of the conversation, that of the trump management.

“You know who it is. You know who it is. You do not want to simply report,” Trump told reporters at the White house. “You know, you would do the public a service, if you have done it.”

US whistleblower gave laws to protect the identity and career of the people the alleged criminal misconduct of government officials, but many Republicans have argued that – a vocation-a career justice Department officials -that nothing criminal has occurred, during a Trump call.

Republicans said, eyes a political opportunity in the unmasking of CIA official who would have said the intelligence community inspector General “questionable political bias.”


Zaid confirmed in a statement last month that his client “came in contact with the presidential candidates from both sides” – but insisted that the contact of the politicians’ roles as “representatives of the people – not as a candidate.”

And Fox News reported in October that the whistleblower tells the secret services Inspector General (ICIG), the bias against the President might be, the alleged against her or him for a third, previously unrecognized reason. Fox News previously reported that the whistleblower was a registered Democrat and a prior work had Democrat history with a senior, but the third potential indicator of bias remained unclear.


House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said on Sunday that he had not yet discussed the whistleblower deal with Nunes, but emphasized that the person who has the questions in a public appearance before the Committee should be answered.

“If you talk about the removal of the President of the United States, democracy is fatal, fatal to what the American public had voted in favour of it, I think that the individual in front of the Committee should,” McCarthy CBS News’ “Face the Nation,”said.

“We need an openness that people can understand that,” he added.

Zaid said his team had addressed the question of alleged bias on the part of the Republican members of the Committee, stressed the need for anonymity to ensure the safety of the whistleblower and the person, the family, “but with little effect in curbing the attacks.”


“Let’s clear it me absolutely: Our willingness to cooperate has not changed,” tweeted Andrew P. Bakaj, another lawyer of the whistleblowers. “What we object to and find offensive, however, the effort to uncover the identity of the whistleblower.”

Bakaj said on Saturday that “your fixation on exposing the identity of the whistleblower, just because you are at a loss to see how the investigations of the underlying disclosure requested.”

Fox News’ Chad Pergram and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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