October 14, 2019 | 9:15am
President Trump on Monday mentioned the whistleblower whose grievance sparked an impeachment inquiry have to be recognized and testify to Congress after Rep. Adam Schiff mentioned the particular person could not seem due to security issues.
“Adam Schiff now doesn’t seem to want the Whistleblower to testify. NO! Must testify to explain why he got my Ukraine conversation sooo wrong, not even close,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Did Schiff tell him to do that? We must determine the Whistleblower’s identity to determine WHY this was done to the USA.”
Schiff, the chair of the Home Intelligence Committee, mentioned the protection of the whistleblower who revealed Trump’s name to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is paramount.
“Before the president started threatening the whistleblower … we were interested in having the whistleblower come forward. Our primary interest right now is making sure that that person is protected,” the California Democrat mentioned on CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday.
Moreover, Schiff mentioned, the White Home has launched a tough transcript of the July 25 dialog between Trump and Zelensky.
“Given that we already have the call record, we don’t need the whistleblower who wasn’t on the call to tell us what took place during the call,” Schiff mentioned.
The grievance filed to the inspector common of the intelligence neighborhood claimed Trump pressed Zelensky to launch an investigation into Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son Hunter.
Trump has defended the dialog, calling it “perfect” and “appropriate.”
Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi launched the impeachment inquiry upon studying of the whistleblower’s grievance.
A second whistleblower has since come ahead.