Sep 29, 2019

Schiff says House Intel has reached agreement for whistleblower testimony

House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said on ABC's "This Week" that he's reached an agreement with the Trump-Ukraine whistleblower to come before the committee as soon as the acting director of national intelligence completes the security clearance process for the whistleblower's attorneys.

"As Director Maguire promised during the hearing, that whistleblower will be allowed to come in and come in without a minder from the Justice Department or from the White House to tell the whistleblower what they can and cannot say. We'll get the unfiltered testimony of that whistleblower."

The big picture: The House Intelligence Committee has subpoenaed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and scheduled a series of hearings and depositions for this week, as Democrats move full steam ahead with a formal impeachment inquiry. Schiff also told NBC's "Meet the Press" that House Democrats will push for memos from Trump's calls with other world leaders besides the president of Ukraine, including Vladimir Putin.

Go deeper: Acting DNI Joseph Maguire says whistleblower "did the right thing"

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Trump demands to meet whistleblower and accuses Adam Schiff of "treason"

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President Trump continued his weekend-long tirade against Democrats and the whistleblower whose complaint about his interactions with Ukraine have prompted a formal impeachment inquiry, tweeting:

Like every American, I deserve to meet my accuser, especially when this accuser, the so-called "Whistleblower," represented a perfect conversation with a foreign leader in a totally inaccurate and fraudulent way. Then Schiff made up what I actually said by lying to Congress. His lies were made in perhaps the most blatant and sinister manner ever seen in the great Chamber. He wrote down and read terrible things, then said it was from the mouth of the President of the United States. I want Schiff questioned at the highest level for Fraud & Treason. In addition, I want to meet not only my accuser, who presented SECOND & THIRD HAND INFORMATION, but also the person who illegally gave this information, which was largely incorrect, to the "Whistleblower." Was this person SPYING on the U.S. President? Big Consequences!
Go deeperArrowSep 29, 2019

Trump wants to interview whistleblower despite federal protections

President Trump tweeted Tuesday that he wants to interview and "learn everything about" the Ukraine whistleblower, despite protections guaranteed under federal law.

"So if the so-called 'Whistleblower' has all second hand information, and almost everything he has said about my 'perfect' call with the Ukrainian President is wrong (much to the embarrassment of Pelosi & Schiff), why aren’t we entitled to interview & learn everything about the Whistleblower, and also the person who gave all of the false information to him.
Go deeperArrowOct 1, 2019

Whistleblower's lawyer raises fears for client's safety

President Trump at the White House Thursday. Photo: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

The intelligence whistleblower whose complaint on the Trump administration's dealings with Ukraine triggered an impeachment inquiry into the president fears for their safety, letters released Sunday night show.

Why it matters: One letter from the whistleblower's lawyer first obtained by CBS News' "60 Minutes" outlined concerns that the whistleblower may be identified. The lawyer specifically cites President Trump's demand to know who gave the whistleblower the information and states that a $50,000 bounty has been issued for anyone with information relating to his client's identity.

Go deeperArrowUpdated Sep 30, 2019