A defiant President Trump launched a tweet storm, escalating his rebuke of the anonymous whistleblower at the center of the mounting Ukraine controversy.
A whistleblower complaint alleges Trump abused his official powers “to solicit interference” from Ukraine in the upcoming 2020 election and alleges the White House took steps to cover it up.
Trump denies any wrongdoing.
Trump tweeted: “Like every American, I deserve to meet my accuser, especially when this accuser, the so-called whistleblower, represented a perfect conversation with a foreign leader in a totally inaccurate and fraudulent way.”
The President’s outburst comes after CNN learned the whistleblower’s attorney sent a letter to House Intel leaders and the acting Director of National Intelligence, citing serious concerns that their client will be disclosed publicly and that, as a result, their “client will be put in harm’s way.”
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff confirmed the tentative agreement to have the whistleblower testify soon, stressing his Committee is taking all precautions to keep their identity safe.