President Trump's son, Donald Jr., tweeted the purported title of the nameless whistleblower who filed the criticism alleging the White Home tried to strong-arm the Ukrainian authorities into probing a prime Democratic rival.
Two U.S. diplomats told lawmakers the State Department was being used for domestic political purposes under President Donald Trump and warned that would hurt American interests, according to transcripts released on Monday in Congress' impeachment investigation. Just a day before Kentuckians took to the polls, Trump was giving a similar speech before a similar crowd, endorsing another candidate who crafted himself in the President's image.
They painted a detailed picture of the distress felt by top USA diplomats as Trump allies tried to pressure Ukraine to launch investigations into the Republican president's domestic political rivals. We will not confirm or deny any name that is published or promoted by supporters of the President.
Trump has publicly referred to as for the whistleblower to come back ahead and put his title to the costs he's levied, and Republican Sen. "I say tonight to the media, do your job and print his name".
"Identifying any name for the whistle-blower will simply place that individual and their family at risk", he told AFP.
The whistleblower had previously only been identified in a report by the New York Times as a male Central Intelligence Agency officer who was once detailed to the White House and possessed of extensive knowledge of Ukrainian politics.
But the call record and subsequent testimony to the impeachment inquiry by officials support the allegations that Mr Trump withheld aid to pressure Mr Zelensky to dig up dirt on Mr Biden and the Democrats. She described how Gordon Sondland, the US ambassador to the European Union, had urged her to use Twitter to express support for Trump in order to save her job.