According to a report from SFGate, House Democrats are weighing steps to secure testimony from a whistleblower while making his identity.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham made it clear during a Fox News appearance that if Democrats choose to impeach President Trump he feels the Whistleblowers must be “interviewed in public, under oath, and cross-examined.”
President Trump has previously tweeted “Like every American, I deserve to meet my accuser, especially when this accuser”
Like every American, I deserve to meet my accuser, especially when this accuser, the so-called “Whistleblower,” represented a perfect conversation with a foreign leader in a totally inaccurate and fraudulent way. Then Schiff made up what I actually said by lying to Congress……
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 29, 2019
Meanwhile, attorneys for the whistleblower have accused President Trump of putting their client in danger.
Per NBC News, the attorney for the intelligence community whistleblower whose complaint fueled a House inquiry into impeaching President Donald Trump says he has “serious concerns” that Trump’s comments had put his client in danger.
The unidentified whistleblower’s legal team sounded the alarm in a letter, dated Saturday and made public on Sunday, to Joseph Maguire, the acting director of national intelligence.
SFGate reports House Democrats are weighing extraordinary steps to secure testimony from a whistleblower whose complaint prompted an impeachment inquiry, masking his identity to prevent President Donald Trump’s congressional allies from exposing the individual, according to three officials familiar with the deliberations.
The steps under consideration include having the whistleblower testify from a remote location and obscuring the individual’s appearance and voice, these officials said.
The efforts reflect the deepening distrust between Democrats running the impeachment inquiry of Trump and their GOP colleagues they see as fully invested in defending a president who has attacked the whistleblower’s credibility and demanded absolute loyalty from Republicans.
“There are lots of different protocols and procedures we’re looking into to find out what works and doesn’t work to protect the identity of the whistleblower,” said an official familiar with the talks. “That is paramount.”
The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity to speak frankly.
Negotiations over the whistleblower’s testimony come as House Democrats are trying to unearth as much evidence as possible before they move toward impeachment. The whistleblower’s complaint centered on Trump’s July 25 call pressing Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate former vice president Joe Biden, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, and his son Hunter.
This article was written by the staff of TheConservativeOpinion.com
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