Now Schiff does not want the whistleblower testify, citing safety concerns.
Trump Jr's Wednesday tweet comes regardless of strict guidelines and authorized protections which are speculated to defend the identities of whistleblowers from being made public. "We all know that the whistleblower's account has been corroborated by information directly from the White House, and now, layer upon layer upon layer of corroboration". 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. "Our committee will not be a part of that", Schiff told reporters last week, according to The Hill. "They certainly should not be subject to these kinds of vicious attacks".
Former Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill ripped Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) for demanding the revelation of the identity of the whistleblower who raised the alarm on President Donald Trump's Ukraine scandal.
House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy floated the possibility of moving Jordan to the Intelligence Committee this week.
Jordan also sidestepped questions about whether he's about to supplant Rep. Devin Nunes as the ranking member of the Intelligence Committee when impeachment hearings move into the public domain next week - a move that some Republicans have advocated given Jordan's reputation as a dogged questioner and defender of Trump. "It's up to Devin", Jordan said when asked if he wanted to join the panel. The House Intelligence Committee this week released four transcripts.
Federal whistleblower law is created to protect against retaliation and exposure. The resolution was introduced by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Sen.
Paul, speaking onstage at President Trump's rally at the Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky, referenced a report from Real Clear Investigations, which publicly revealed the whistleblower's name in October.
"Congress needs to stage up and protect the president" Rand Paul said.