The whistleblower's accusations have been confirmed by many witnesses and other White House officials.
House Republicans came forward Saturday with a list of eight witnesses they want the House Intelligence Committee to hear from in the public hearings set to start this coming week.
The whistleblower complaint alleged that Trump used the call to seek foreign help for personal political gain, a charge broadly substantiated by the testimonies of current and former U.S. officials in three weeks of closed hearings.
"I think we should be protecting the identity of the whistleblower", Hurd said.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) speaks to the media after President Donald Trump delivered remarks on the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, at the White House in Washington on October 27, 2019. While he served as vice president, his son was on the board of Burisma, a Ukrainian energy firm.
The idea of having the whistleblower answer written questions directly from Republicans has been dismissed by President Trump and allies in the House, including Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.
Facebook deleting name of potential whistleblower Facebook says it is deleting the name of the person who has been identified in conservative circles as the whistleblower who triggered a congressional impeachment inquiry into Trump's actions. Joe Biden was asked Friday in New Hampshire whether he himself would testify at a Senate impeachment trial if asked - though Republicans have not yet made that request.
"How we treat this whistleblower will impact whistleblowers in the future". Swalwell told host Margaret Brennan that though "evidence is not a conclusion", witnesses in the impeachment probe so far had pointed to Trump's floating of the threat of withholding military aid to Ukraine as extortion, but the allegations would be weighed in front of lawmakers from both parties.
So, the over-the-top Trump sycophant chose to go full Alex Jones and has turned to conspiracy theories to take heat off of the president.
If Schiff rejects any witnesses, the Republicans can appeal his decision to the full Intelligence Committee, where the Democratic majority is likely to back the chairman.
Speaking with Fox News host Maria Bartiromo on "Sunday Morning Futures", Graham said "this thing's going to stink to high heaven" once the whistleblower's identity, and his connections to the Obama administration and Schiff, are revealed. Schiff stood by his earlier pronouncement the hearings would neither be used to unmask the whistleblower nor to investigate the Bidens.
In a letter dated November 6 and posted to Twitter late Sunday night, attorneys Andrew Bakaj and Mark Zaid cited an earlier communication from Zaid to Nunes on November 2, which offered sworn statements from the whistleblower.
This week's public hearings will start Wednesday with testimony from two diplomats: William Taylor, the acting USA ambassador to Ukraine, and George Kent, the deputy assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian affairs.