Second whistleblower on Trump's dealing with Ukraine comes forward

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Also on Sunday, another member of the first whistleblower's legal team, Andrew Bakaj, said the team is now representing "multiple whistleblowers" in connection with the August 12 complaint that set off a formal impeachment inquiry by the House of Representatives.

Trump and his supporters have rejected the accusations that he did anything improper.

A second intelligence official who was alarmed by President Trump's dealings with Ukraine is weighing whether or not to file his personal formal whistle-blower grievance and testify to Congress, in accordance with two folks briefed on the matter.

"Schiff's answers are especially interesting in the wake of reports in The New York Times and The Washington Post that the whistleblower approached a House Intelligence Committee staff member for guidance before filing a complaint with the Intelligence Community inspector general", Kessler wrote.

On Sunday, Mark Zaid, the lawyer for the whistleblower, said he is representing a second whistleblower regarding Trump's actions.

A bunch of former nationwide safety officers expressed their assist for the nameless USA official who blew the whistle on President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine, whilst Trump and his allies continued to attempt to discredit the whistleblower.

The Times' report "shows that Schiff is a fraud", the president told reporters during a White House press conference with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto Wednesday afternoon when he was asked about the story, calling the fact that the congressman, whom he dubbed "shifty Schiff", knew about the complaint before it was even filed "a scandal".

A White House-released transcript of a July call revealed Trump asked Ukraine's President to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden - Trump's potential 2020 Democratic rival - and his son, Hunter.

In a tweet early on Saturday, Trump said that "the so-called Whistleblower´s account of my flawless phone call is ´way off, ´ not even close". Schiff has said it was "meant to be at least part in parody".

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A Republican senator says he questioned President Trump in August about a potential quid pro quo with Ukraine after learning of it from a US diplomat.

The whistleblower appears to have properly sought help on filing the complaint, confirmed Michael German a former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent and whistleblower who recently wrote about his experiences in a book called "Disrupt, Discredit and Divide".

Congressional investigators led by House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff have promised a quick and expeditious inquiry, but said Friday that the White House was not cooperating.

The whistleblower, who has not been identified, relayed information he picked up from White House and administration officials who were allegedly concerned about Trump's remarks to Zelensky in the phone call.

Jake Tapper on Thursday reported that the "whistleblower" is a "registered Democrat," lending credence to critics who say the impeachment inquiry is based entirely on partisan politics. I was there to write the rules for whistleblowers and to protect them.

Trump denies saying anything inappropriate during his phone call with Zelensky, and he suggested in a closed-door meeting last month that the whistleblower was "almost a spy".

Schiff has characterized Trump's call with Zelensky as a "classic Mafia shakedown of a foreign leader".

Schiff yesterday called Trump's comments about the whistleblower a "blatant effort to intimidate witnesses".

Trump fought back with language that would once have been inconceivable for a president, including his claim late Tuesday on Twitter that this is "not an impeachment, it is a COUP".