The mysterious whistleblower, who made outrageous claims about President Trump’s conversations with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, announced over the weekend that he will answer written questions from Republican lawmakers.
Mark Zaid, the attorney for the whistleblower, explained why his client has been hesitant to interact with Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee.
“Despite a long-standing policy of HPSCI to protect #whistleblowers, especially anonymity (btw, this was consistent with my efforts w/GOP on #Benghazi), GOP has sought to expose our client’s identity which could jeopardize their safety, as well as that of their family,” he said in a serious of tweets.
WBer NEWS ALERT:
1/Our legal team offered GOP direct opportunity to ask written questions of #whistleblower.
Recent GOP messaging, led by President Trump (incl this morning), has been to highlight original #WBer & demand disclosure of identity.
— Mark S. Zaid (@MarkSZaidEsq) November 3, 2019
Republicans are not happy with this announcement. Rep. Jim Jordan from the House Oversight committee responded with:
“Written answers will not provide a sufficient opportunity to probe all the relevant facts and cross-examine the so-called Whistleblower. You don’t get to ignite an impeachment effort and never account for your actions and role in orchestrating it.”
The whistleblower’s refusal to come forward is definitely making it look like he has something to hide.
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