Trump, Republicans Express Concern as Whistleblower Slips Into the Sidelines | 10/26/2019 | Staff
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The Washington Post reported on Thursday that several Democrats have said that they no longer need to hear from the whistleblower because they have gathered enough information from recent depositions obtained in secret hearings to back allegations against President Donald Trump.

The report also said, citing a person familiar with the House investigation, that there are no active efforts to bring in the whistleblower before lawmakers.

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The whistleblower filed a complaint in August (pdf) accusing the president of pressuring Ukraine to investigate a political opponent during a call in July. The allegations prompted the House to launch an impeachment inquiry on Sept. 24 to probe for any wrongdoing on the part of the president. The Democrat-led inquiry has attracted intense criticism for its process, in particular, its use of secret closed-door hearings and selective leaks of witness testimony.

In an apparent response to the Post report, Trump wrote on Friday that the Democrats no longer want to interview the whistleblower after discovering disparities between the whistleblower’s account of the July call and the content of the call revealed in a transcript released by the White House on Sept. 25.

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“Democrats just announced that they no longer want the Whistleblower to testify. But everything was about the Whistleblower (they no longer want the second Whistleblower either), which they don’t want because the account of my call bore NO RELATIONSHIP to the call itself,” Trump wrote.

He added that the impeachment inquiry fell apart after the White House released the transcript of the call. Trump had previously called for the whistleblower to testify before Congress and has also called for his or her identity to be revealed.

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On Saturday, Trump wrote on Twitter: “Where’s the Whistleblower?”

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway told reporters on Friday that she believes the whistleblower’s account should be evidenced or challenged.


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