Trump: "We must determine the Whistleblower’s identity"
President Trump on Monday said in a pair of tweets Monday the whistleblower who filed the complaint that set off the House impeachment inquiry must “testify to explain why he got my Ukraine conversation sooo wrong” and that they must be identified “to determine WHY this was done to the USA.”
Why it matters: House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) on Sunday said that the committees investigating President Trump and Ukraine may not need testimony from the whistleblower, which could unnecessarily expose their identity and threaten their safety.
- The White House released a rough transcript of the July 25 call between Trump and Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky.
What they’re saying: “Our primary interest right now is making sure that that person is protected. Indeed, now there’s more than one whistleblower, that they are protected,” Schiff said.