Whistleblower’s Offer of Written Testimony Denied by President Trump

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By Danielle Shojai 11/04/2019

Whistleblower attorney Mark Zaid confirmed to NPR that an offer has been made to open up communication between the whistleblower and House Republicans. The offer, to respond to exclusively written questions as opposed to a verbal testimony, was made to maintain the whistleblower’s anonymity, a notion that the federal law explicitly supports through the Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989.

However, President Trump is vehemently rejecting the continued conceal of the whistleblower’s identity.

“The whistleblower gave false information & dealt with corrupt politician Schiff. He must be brought forward to testify. Written answers not acceptable!” President Trump tweeted Monday. “Where is the 2nd Whistleblower? He disappeared after I released the transcript. Does he even exist? Where is the informant? Con!”

Zaid confirmed to NPR that the House Republicans have received their offer, however there has been “no substantive response yet.”