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2nd Whistleblower Could Undercut Trump

2nd Whistleblower Could Undercut Trump

President Donald Trump. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

Sunday, 06 October 2019 10:19 PM

The disclosure of a second whistleblower threatens to undermine arguments made by President Donald Trump and his allies that a whistleblower complaint was improperly filed because it was largely based on secondhand information.

Attorney Mark Zaid told The Associated Press in a text message Sunday that the second whistleblower, who also works in intelligence, has spoken to the intelligence community's internal watchdog. This person hasn't filed a complaint but does have "firsthand knowledge that supported" the original whistleblower.

Trump has rejected the accusations he did anything improper.

The original whistleblower, a CIA officer, filed a formal complaint with the inspector general on Aug. 12 that triggered the impeachment inquiry being led by House Democrats. The complaint alleged Trump was "using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country" in the 2020 election.

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The disclosure of a second whistleblower threatens to undermine arguments made by President Donald Trump and his allies that a whistleblower complaint was improperly filed because it was largely based on secondhand information.
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Sunday, 06 October 2019 10:19 PM
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