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President Trump resigned from Congress-Republicans, the in public the refusal of Ukraine to call a whistleblower to the offer answers to the written questions from Republican lawmakers, instead of insisting that he or she appear in person as part of the prosecution’s request — a move that would show the anonymous official identity.
The whistleblower’s lawyer, Mark Zaid, tweeted over the weekend that its customer, whose complaint about Trump would be the July telephone conversation with President of Ukraine affected from the charge probe — sworn information in writing, under penalty of perjury. Trump attacked in turn, the whistleblower’s credibility, and requested in-person testimony.
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“The Whistleblower gave the wrong information & corrupt politicians are treated in the ship. He needs to be brought forward to testify,” the President tweeted on Monday morning. “Written answers are not acceptable! Where is the 2. Whistleblower? He disappeared after I published the transcript. He knows exist at all? Where is the informant? Con!”
Trump was referring to the whistleblower early interaction with the ship’s staff. The whistleblower is the Central allegation that the Trump in July called on the Ukraine, start of politically-related investigations, however, was supported by other witnesses, as well as the call transcript released by the White house.
But to demand of the President includes House Oversight Committee ranking member Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, to come to the whistle blower to the front and testify in person.
At the end of Sunday, Jordan seemingly Zaid rejected the offer, saying: “written responses will not be sufficient opportunity to examine all the relevant facts and cross, the so-called whistleblower.”
Jordan has claimed to be the only one in Congress who knows the identity of the whistleblower is House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., who leads the charge request. Zaid stressed that the ship personally had no contact with the whistleblower or their legal Department.
The Republican accusations of the ship’s connections to the whistleblower comes from the revelation that in the weeks after Trump’s 25. July phone call with Ukrainian President Vlolodymyr Zelensky and the filing of the whistleblower complaint, the whistleblower was in contact with the ship, the staff is not to open.
Trump has been using this as a talking point for the doubt with regard to the complaint and the subsequent impeachment investigation, the investigating whether the President, under pressure, Ukraine in the investigation of his political opponents
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Current and former trump administration officials have testified regarding the phone call and the surrounding events, as the Democrat-led house committees that try to learn more about the context of the Trump request Zelensky to help in the investigations of Democratic activities during the election in 2016, as well as former Vice-President Joe Biden and his son Hunter, especially in regard to Hunter ‘ s transactions with Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings.
Zaid tweeted on Sunday that he and his team are “engaged directly in the GOP as the irrelevance of the whistleblower information, and identity.”
Fox News, Gregg Re, Chad Pergram and The Associated Press contributed to this report.