The lawyer representing the whistleblower, whose complaint sparked the contentious impeachment inquiry surrounding President Donald Trump’s communications with Ukraine, is now saying that his client is willing to take written questions from Republicans directly.
In a series of tweets on Monday morning, Mark Zaid spoke directly about the issue, noting that the whistleblower’s legal team reached out to Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), the Ranking Member of the House Intelligence Committee, offering an opportunity to submit questions. Zaid added, however, that those questions, could not seek out identifying information.
“We offered HPSCI (& SSCI), both Majority & Minority, to have #whistleblower answer questions in writing, under oath & penalty of perjury,” Zaid added in another tweet. “Obviously, per House rules, GOP is beholden to DEMs. We, however, are not.”
Despite this, however, President Donald Trump, and other Republicans are still demanding that the whistleblower be outed. In fact, Trump demanded once again that the whistleblower’s identity be revealed about an hour before Zaid tweeted out the whistleblower update.
“The Whistleblower got it sooo wrong that HE must come forward. The Fake News Media knows who he is but, being an arm of the Democrat Party, don’t want to reveal him because there would be hell to pay,” the president tweeted. “Reveal the Whistleblower and end the Impeachment Hoax!”