House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schif conducts news conference in the Capitol Visitor Center Wednesday. Photo: Tom William/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images
The intelligence community whistleblower behind the complaint reportedly linked to President Trump and Ukraine has agreed to potentially meet with congressional lawmakers if certain conditions are met, according to correspondence with the whistleblower's lawyer released Wednesday.
Why it matters: Congress has yet to hear directly from the whistleblower. While Trump has authorized the release of the transcript of his call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, that interaction is said to be only one part of a series of events that make up the complaint.
The big picture: In the correspondence, which CNN first reported, the whistleblower's lawyer Andrew P. Bakaj outlines that they would be willing to meet if Acting National Intelligence Director Joseph Maguire permits security clearances for their legal counsel to be present —prompting House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) to request the official expedite approval.
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Editor's note: This article has been updated with all of the letters released by the whistleblower's lawyer.