Sen. Rand Paul Calls For Unmasking Whistleblower At Rally

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Schiff on Wednesday in a tweet said that the panel would listen to George Kent, an expert on Ukraine and Russian Federation who serves as a deputy assistant secretary at the State Department and William Taylor, the top US diplomat in Ukraine on November 13 and on November 15 Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch who is a former US Ambassador to Ukraine will testify.

AFP could not independently verify the whistle-blower's identity and is not publishing the name.

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) told reporters on Thursday that he doesn't know the identity of the whistleblower, saying that Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the chief of the House Intelligence Committee of the impeachment inquiry, should call the person to testify. It can not be okay in our country for a United States president - any president - to go to a foreign leader and ask for help in his election.

House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy floated the possibility of moving Jordan to the Intelligence Committee this week.

President Trump's son, Donald Jr., tweeted the purported title of the nameless whistleblower who filed the criticism alleging the White Home tried to strong-arm the Ukrainian authorities into probing a prime Democratic rival.

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"It's up to the leader. It's up to Devin", Jordan said when asked if he wanted to join the panel.

Paul along with his fellow Republicans have staunchly defended President Trump against House Democrats' impeachment inquiry and repeatedly called for an investigation into Joe Biden and his son's business dealings in Ukraine instead.

Jordan's presence on the intelligence committee could greatly increase the drama at public hearings.

"I support whistleblowers, and I do think they have a role to play in keeping government accountable. but what we have seen over the last few years is that we have a system that we should continue to refine", Paul said, according to The Hill. However, some Republicans, including Sen.

Paul accused Democrats of "selective outrage", adding, they are determined on removing the president from office.