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Politics Whistleblower now willing to take Republican questions, lawyer abruptly announces

00:05  04 november  2019
00:05  04 november  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

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Responding to a torrent of complaints from Republicans that the impeachment inquiry against President Trump is secretive and one-sided, a lawyer for the anonymous whistleblower who raised alarms about the presidents’ dealings with Ukraine said Sunday his client is willing to answer written

A lawyer for the whistleblower who raised alarms about President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine said Sunday his client is willing to answer written Attorney Mark Zaid tweeted that the whistleblower would answer questions directly from Republican members "in writing, under oath

Responding to a torrent of complaints from Republicans that the impeachment inquiry against President Trump is secretive and one-sided, a lawyer for the anonymous whistleblower who raised alarms about the presidents'  dealings with Ukraine said Sunday his client is willing to answer written questions submitted by House Republicans.

"Obviously, per House rules GOP is beholden to DEMs," whistleblower attorney Mark Zaid wrote on Twitter. "We, however, are not."

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer for the whistleblower who raised alarms about US President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine said Sunday his client is willing to answer Attorney Mark Zaid tweeted that the whistleblower would answer questions directly from Republican members “in writing, under

The surprise offer, made to Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, would allow Republicans to ask questions of the whistleblower, who spurred the impeachment inquiry, without having to go through the committee's chairman, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.

Zaid, a longtime Trump critic, tweeted that the whistleblower would answer questions directly from Republican members "in writing, under oath & penalty of perjury," part of a bid to stem escalating efforts by Trump and his GOP allies to unmask the person's identity. Queries seeking "identifying info" about the whistleblower won't be answered, he said.

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WASHINGTON — A lawyer for the whistleblower who raised alarms about President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine said Sunday his client is willing to answer Attorney Mark Zaid tweeted that the whistleblower would answer questions directly from Republican members "in writing, under oath

willing to answer written questions submitted by House Republicans , as Fox News reported. He tweeted that the whistleblower would answer questions directly from Republican members “in writing, under oath and penalty of perjury,” as part of a bid to stem escalating efforts by Trump and his GOP

"We will ensure timely answers," Zaid wrote. "We stand ready to cooperate and ensure facts - rather than partisanship - dictates any process involving the #whistleblower."

Zaid, when asked by Fox News if Republicans had reached out, said there was "no substantive response." Nunes' office did not immediately respond to Fox News' request for comment.

In late September, Schiff had promised testimony "very soon." But in recent weeks, he's shifted course and suggested the testimony was unnecessary because of the accounts already gathered from those more directly involved in the Ukraine issue.

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Trump repeatedly has demanded the release of the whistleblower's identity, tweeting Sunday that the person "must come forward." The whistleblower raised concerns about Trump's July 25 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in which he suggested Zelensky review Joe and Hunter Biden's dealings there. The younger Biden routinely secured lucrative roles both domestically and abroad, with little relevant expertise, while his father was a powerful senator and, later, vice president.

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The whistleblower ’s attorneys had previous offered to answer questions from lawmakers under oath if they were submitted by the House Intelligence Committee as a whole, but now the new offer would open up a direct channel of communication between the whistleblower and Republican lawmakers.

WASHINGTON — A lawyer for the whistleblower who raised alarms about President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine said Sunday his client is willing to answer Attorney Mark Zaid tweeted that the whistleblower would answer questions directly from Republican members “in writing, under oath

The whistleblower's secondhand account of the call has been providing a road map for House Democrats investigating whether the president and others in his orbit pressured Ukraine to probe political opponents, including former Vice President Joe Biden.

"Reveal the Whistleblower and end the Impeachment Hoax!" Trump tweeted.

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Trump later Sunday pushed the news media to divulge the whistleblower's identity, asserting that the person's accounting of events was incorrect. The whistleblower's complaint has been corroborated in part by people with firsthand knowledge of the events who have appeared on Capitol Hill.

"They know who it is. You know who it is. You just don't want to report it," Trump told reporters at the White House. "You know you'd be doing the public a service if you did."

U.S. whistleblower laws have existed to protect the identity and careers of people bringing forward accusations of criminal wrongdoing by government officials, but many Republicans have argued -- citing career Justice Department officials -- that nothing criminal occurred during Trump's call.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer for the whistleblower who raised alarms about President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine said Sunday his client is willing to answer Attorney Mark Zaid tweeted that the whistleblower would answer questions directly from Republican members “in writing, under

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer for the whistleblower who raised alarms about President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine said Sunday his client is willing to answer Attorney Mark Zaid tweeted that the whistleblower would answer questions directly from Republican members “in writing, under

Republicans are said to have eyed a political opportunity in unmasking the CIA official, who the intelligence community's inspector general said could have "arguable political bias."

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Zaid acknowledged in a statement last month that his client "has come into contact with presidential candidates from both parties" -- but insisted that the contact involved the politicians' roles as "elected officials – not as candidates."

And, Fox News reported in October that the whistleblower told the Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) that bias against the president might be alleged against him or her for a third, previously unreported reason. Fox News previously reported the whistleblower was a registered Democrat and had a prior work history with a senior Democrat, but the third potential indicator of bias remained unclear.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said Sunday he had not yet discussed the whistleblower's offer with Nunes, but stressed that the person should answer questions in a public appearance before the committee.

"When you're talking about the removal of the president of the United States, undoing democracy, undoing what the American public had voted for, I think that individual should come before the committee," McCarthy told CBS News' "Face the Nation."

"We need an openness that people understand this," he added.

Zaid said his team had addressed the issue of alleged bias with Republican members of the committee and had stressed the need for anonymity to maintain the safety of the whistleblower and that person's family, "but with little effect in halting the attacks."

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"Let me be absolutely clear: Our willingness to cooperate has not changed," tweeted Andrew P. Bakaj, another attorney representing the whistleblower. "What we object to and find offensive, however, is the effort to uncover the identity of the whistleblower."

Bakaj wrote Saturday that "their fixation on exposing the whistleblower's identity is simply because they're at a loss as to how to address the investigations the underlying disclosure prompted."

Fox News' Chad Pergram and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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