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Trump Says Whistleblower Must Testify to Congress, Calls for Identity to be Revealed

President Donald Trump said he wants the person who filed a complaint against him to testify to Congress.

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) suggested over the weekend that the whistleblower will not testify to Congress, a shift from Schiffs earlier statements.

Since the transcript of the call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that the whistleblowers complaint largely rested on has been released, the person doesnt need to testify, Schiff said during an appearance on CBSs “Face the Nation.”

“Given that we already have the call record, we dont need the whistleblower, who wasnt on the call, to tell us what took place during the call,” Schiff said. “We have the best evidence of that.”

Trump pushed back early Oct. 14, writing in a statement: “Adam Schiff now doesnt seem to want the Whistleblower to testify. NO! Must testify to explain why he got my Ukraine conversation sooo wrong, not even close. Did Schiff tell him to do that?”

Schiff initially claimed that “we have not spoken directly with the whistleblower.” He later said he regretted the statement after admitting a staffer with his House Intelligence Committee had spoken with the person.

“I should have been much more clear,” Schiff added on Sunday.

Trump also said that the identity of the whistleblower should be made public.

“We must determine the Whistleblowers identity to determine WHY this was done to the USA,” he said.

Adam Schiff now doesnt seem to want the Whistleblower to testify. NO! Must testify to explain why he got my Ukraine conversation sooo wrong, not even close. Did Schiff tell him to do that? We must determine the Whistleblowers identity to determine WHY this was done to the USA..

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 14, 2019

….Democrats game was foiled when we caught Schiff fraudulently making up my Ukraine conversation, when I released the exact conversation Transcript, and when Ukrainian President and the Foreign Minister said there was NO PRESSURE, very normal talk! A total Impeachment Scam!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 14, 2019

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