Second Whistleblower comes forward with first-hand intelligence regarding Trump- Ukraine dealings

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By Danielle Shojai

Another whistleblower has come forward with more information amid the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. 

Attorney Mark Zaid, who is representing both whistleblowers, has released to ABC News that the second whistleblower is a member of the intelligence community with firsthand information regarding some of the recent allegations regarding Trump’s pressure campaign. They are protected under whistleblower law and have already spoken to the inspector general. 

The seven-page complaint that began Trump’s impeachment inquiry, filed Aug. 12, alleged that Trump pressured a foreign power to investigate Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden. 

In a non-verbatim transcript released by the White House, President Trump asked Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy for a “favor”, and allegedly pushed him into an investigation. The President also spoke of Hunter Biden, who worked on the board of a Ukraine energy company during his father’s time as Vice President, raising questions about a conflict of interest. 

President Trump responded to the news, tweeting:

 ”Like every American, I deserve to meet my accuser, especially when this accuser, the so-called “Whistleblower,” represented a perfect conversation with a foreign leader in a totally inaccurate and fraudulent way,”