President Trump is fighting back against the anonymous whistleblower after a stunning report confirmed that he had professional ties to a current Dem 2020 candidate.
Let that one sink in. Now, we do not know what the ties were or how long the two worked together or in what capacity but it certainly does call into question his testimony.
“The so-called Whistleblower, before knowing I was going to release the exact Transcript, stated that my call with the Ukrainian President was “crazy, frightening, and completely lacking in substance related to national security.” This is a very big Lie. Read the Transcript!” Trump said.
“No Pressure at all said Ukraine! Very congenial, a perfect call. The Whistleblower and others spoke BEFORE seeing the Transcript. Now they must apologize to me and stop this ridiculous impeachment!” he added.
From Fox News: Amid the escalating standoff, House Democrats are reportedly considering steps to keep the whistleblower’s identity from their Republican colleagues in order to prevent a Trump loyalist from leaking the person’s identity to the public.
The Washington Post, citing officials familiar with the discussions, reported that Democrats are considering the “extraordinary steps” that illustrate the toxic relationship between the two political parties.
The whistleblower’s attorney, Mark Zaid, also confirmed this past week that there is a second whistleblower who has come forward and has already spoken to the inspector general.
Andrew Bakaj, the lead attorney for the whistleblower, wrote to acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire last month and claimed his client was in “harm’s way” by the president and his supporters.
In speaking about the whistleblower and the individual who gave the officer information included in the complaint, Trump raised concern by alluding to punishment for spies.
“I want to know who’s the person who gave the whistleblower the information because that’s close to a spy,” he said last month.
….No Pressure at all said Ukraine! Very congenial, a perfect call. The Whistleblower and others spoke BEFORE seeing the Transcript. Now they must apologize to me and stop this ridiculous impeachment!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 9, 2019