Ukraine whistleblower asks to offer written testimony to defend identification: report

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Attorneys for the whistleblower on the heart of an impeachment inquiry into President Trump’s dealings with the Ukrainian president have requested if it’s potential for him to supply written testimony as an alternative of showing in entrance of Congress, a report mentioned Thursday.

The request exhibits the attorneys’ concern over the whistleblower’s identification being stored secret — and if that may occur if he testifies in a closed-door congressional listening to, the Wall Road Journal reported.

“We proceed to work w/each events in Home & Senate and we perceive all agree that defending whistleblower’s identification is paramount,” Mark Zaid, the lawyer who represents the nameless whistleblower, mentioned on Twitter in late September.

“Discussions proceed to happen to coordinate & finalize logistics however no date/time has but been set,” Zaid added.

Attorneys for the CIA officer who filed the whistleblower grievance about Trump’s cellphone name with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky concern his security could possibly be put in jeopardy if he’s publicly recognized, the Wall Road Journal reported.