Last updated on October 6, 2019
Lawyers representing the whistleblower whose criticism concerning President Donald Trump’s contact with the president of Ukraine put a string of events culminating in an impeachment question supported to NBC News Sunday a second whistleblower has come forward with information.
“I will confirm that my company and my staff signify numerous whistleblowers in relation to the inherent August 12, 2019, revelation into the Intelligence Community Inspector General,” lawyer Andrew Bakaj told NBC News.
The July 25 telephone call directed a U.S. intelligence officer to file a whistleblower complaint that put off a cascade of fast-moving occasions, finally resulting in an impeachment investigation into the president.
A description of this telephone made public from the White House revealed Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to start looking to why Ukraine’s top prosecutor had seemingly ended an evaluation to a Ukrainian gas firm which once used former Vice President Joe Biden’s son for a board member.
Text messages awarded to Congress Thursday and published by House Democrats indicate the call was a part of a wider effort from Trump and his government to stress Ukraine.
The texts reveal U.S. ambassadors working to convince Ukraine to openly commit to exploring Trump’s political opponents and explicitly linking the question to if Ukraine’s president could be awarded a formal White House visit.
The messages offer you the fullest picture so far of top diplomats and Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani sought to progress Trump’s aim of obtaining the Ukrainians to research both meddling in the 2016 election and Hunter Biden.
The new details about how Trump’s pressure campaign on Ukraine unfolded came since the president openly called for another overseas nation — China — to stunt his top political rival .