Trump Calls on ‘Whistleblower' to Be 'Brought Forward to Testify'
President states that written answers 'are not acceptable'
President Donald Trump urged the so-called ‘whistleblower’ to testify on Monday after lawyers agreed to let him answer written questions from House Republicans.
“He must be brought forward to testify,” Trump wrote.
“Written answers not acceptable!”
Trump said the “whistleblower” gave false information about his call with the Ukrainian president and worked with House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff before filing the complaint.
The identity of the “whistleblower” was revealed to be CIA analyst Eric Ciaramella - Joe Biden’s former “point man” on Ukraine.“
Former White House officials told RealClearInvestigations that Ciaramella worked on Ukrainian policy issues for Biden in 2015 and 2016 when the vice president was former President Barack Obama’s lead official on Ukraine.
Trump goaded the media on Sunday for not following up on his identity.
“You know who it is. You just don’t want to report it,” Trump said.
“CNN knows who it is, but you don’t want to report it. And you would be doing the public a service if you did.”
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Trump also questioned the location of the second ‘whistleblower.’
“Where is the 2nd Whistleblower?” Trump wrote.
“He disappeared after I released the transcript. Does he even exist? Where is the informant? Con!”
The president added that anyone who had questions about his July phone call with the Ukranian president just had to "read the transcript."
“There is no reason to call witnesses to analyze my words and meaning,” Trump wrote.
“This is just another Democrat Hoax that I have had to live with from the day I got elected (and before!). Disgraceful!”
On Sunday, Trump reacted to reports identifying Eric Ciaramella as the whistleblower, calling him “a radical" with "no credibility."