The complaint signaled an issue of "urgent concern" - namely, that the "President of the United States is using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country in the 2020 U.S. election".
He confirmed both officials have full protection the law to protect whistleblowers and although his new client has spoken with the inspector general, the person has not talked with the congressional committees conducting the investigation.
Trump has mentioned Schiff ought to resign for "treason" for doing a parody of his telephone name with the Ukraine president in the course of the impeachment inquiry kickoff listening to. But the White House has struggled to come up with a unified response.
The House committees have requested a slew of documents from the White House as well as top officials including Pompeo, Giuliani and Vice President Mike Pence.
In an interview on ABC News's "This Week", Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, echoed a suggestion on Friday by Sen.
The revelations of another whistleblower with direct knowledge of the call at the heart of the impeachment inquiry deepen the political scandal that centers on a call Trump had in July with the president in Ukraine in which the Trump allegedly held up financial aid to the country to push for an investigation into Democratic rival Joe Biden.
U.S. president Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani said in a TV show on Fox News that he had proof about former vice-president Joe Biden's alleged dealings in Romania. "I only wish that the previous administration had protected our elections back in 2016", he said. Biden wrote in The Washington Put up that he had a message for Trump and "of us that facilitate his abuses of vitality. You gained't cancel me, and you gained't cancel my family".
The White House had no comment.
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Trump admitted he requested for assist from Ukraine to analyze Biden however defended the request as warranted to root out corruption.
As the president often does when he feels under attack, he trumpeted his strong support among Republican voters. Romney tweeted recently that Trump's "brazen and unprecedented appeal to China and to Ukraine" for an investigation of Biden is "wrong and appalling".
The committees leading the impeachment inquiry released the texts after Volker testified on Thursday. Hunter Biden, son of former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, was a member of the latter's board.
That threatens to undermine arguments made by Trump and his allies that the original complaint was politically-motivated and unreliable because it was based on secondhand or third-hand information.
He told ABC News earlier the second official has been interviewed by the inspector general.
And Republicans, together with average GOP Rep. Elise Stefanik of NY, are calling for Schiff to step down as chair for having early information of the whistle-blower criticism that sparked the impeachment effort. Giuliani accused news outlets in the United States of failing to investigate corruption allegations against the former vice president and purposely ignoring them.
Additional details about Trump's July 25 call with Zelenskiy emerged Sunday.
"Well, you know, if you try to spend your time killing Republican talking points, you'll do nothing else", he said. Among them is Gordon Sondland, the USA ambassador to the European Union, another key figure in the probe. Calls to investigate the Bidens have come without evidence of wrongdoing by either Biden in either country.
"Asking for foreign assistance in an American presidential election is about as serious a presidential offense as you can imagine", Maloney told The Post.
If Trump were impeached, it would take a two-thirds vote in the Senate to convict him and remove him from office.
"This president desires to be impeached, simply in accordance to what he himself has stated", Walsh stated.