The report of a first whistleblower triggered an investigation that could lead to the dismissal of the US president.
A second whistleblower is ready to testify about US President Donald Trump, who is the subject of a parliamentary inquiry into a procedure to dismiss the US President, his lawyer said on Sunday, October 6, quoted by the ABC television channel.
Mark Zaid, who represents the first whistleblower whose report triggered this investigation, told ABC News that his client was also a member of the intelligence services and had first-hand knowledge of some of the elements mentioned by his colleague that related to a telephone conversation between Donald Trump and his Ukrainian counterpart.
An interview with the lawyer is to be broadcast later in the day by the television channel.
Another lawyer from his firm suggested that there could be more than two whistleblowers. “I can confirm that my firm and team represent several whistleblowers,” Andrew Bakaj tweeted.
A first report at the origin of the investigation
Donald Trump is threatened with indictment (“impeachment”) for asking Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, during a phone call on July 25, to help him gather compromising information about Joe Biden, who is well positioned to face him in 2020.
It is the report of an whistleblower, a member of the intelligence services, that is at the origin of the launch of an investigation with a view to a dismissal procedure. The whistleblower expressed concern about the content of the appeal between the US and Ukrainian presidents, saying that Donald Trump had “sought Ukraine’s interference” in the campaign for his re-election in 2020 and accusing the White House of having sought to “stifle the scandal”.
On 5 October, the New York Times reported on the existence of a second potential whistleblower who would have more direct information than the first.