The Ukraine whistleblower has made it known to House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff that he/she wants to testify before Congress.
Rep. Schiff tweeted:
We have been informed by the whistleblower’s counsel that their client would like to speak to our committee and has requested guidance from the Acting DNI as to how to do so.
We‘re in touch with counsel and look forward to the whistleblower’s testimony as soon as this week.
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) September 24, 2019
The whistleblower needs to figure out how they can testify before Congress without losing their protected status or face criminal prosecution.
The House of cards is tumbling down on Trump. Trying to bury the whistleblower complaint was the worst thing that he could have done. The whistleblower, at some point, will talk to Congress whether they do so as part of an impeachment investigation or in front of committees. Trump has announced that he will be releasing the transcript of the Ukraine call, but that isn’t enough because the whistleblower complaint outlines several instances of potentially illegal behavior.
The complaint needs to be released, but even if it is not, Congress is going to get the information one way or another.
Trump tried to use the presidency to rig the 2020 election, and that is what has given the Democrats the national security basis that they have needed for impeachment.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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