Senate Judiciary Chair Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said during a Sunday interview with Fox News that the whistleblowers who have come forward as part of Donald Trump’s impeachment inquiry should be made to testify in public.
“If the whistleblower’s allegations are turned into an impeachment article, it’s imperative that the whistleblower be interviewed in public, under oath and cross-examined,” Graham said on Sunday Morning Futures. “Nobody in America goes to jail or has anything done to them without confronting their accuser.”
As NBC notes, a second whistleblower, also an intelligence official, came forward over the weekend, claiming that they have first-hand knowledge of some of the allegations brought forward by the original whistleblower about Trump’s dealings with Ukraine.
Mark Zaid, an attorney representing the original whistleblower, is now also representing the second whistleblower, who has spoken with the inspector general.
“Here’s what I’m going to insist upon,” Graham added. “That the whistleblower, one or two, whatever, they come forward, under oath, testify so the public can judge their credibility. If that doesn’t happen in the House, I’ll make sure it happens in the Senate.”
Zaid, for his part, tweeted out on Sunday morning that the whistleblowers “made a protected disclosure under the law that cannot be retaliated against.”Share :