The unnamed intelligence official who filed what the inspector general called an “urgent” and “credible” complaint against Donald Trump has just requested to speak with the House Intelligence Committee.
Chairman Adam Schiff took to Twitter to make the announcement that the whistleblower contacted him:
We have been informed by the whistleblower’s counsel that their client would like to speak to our committee and has requested guidance from the Acting DNI as to how to do so.
We‘re in touch with counsel and look forward to the whistleblower’s testimony as soon as this week.
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) September 24, 2019
As Schiff noted, the hearing could take place as early as this week.
Trump announced on Tuesday that he was willing to release the transcript of his phone call with the Ukrainian government.
But the whistleblower complaint is not limited to just that call. It reportedly lists “multiple actions” Trump has taken that were so “troubling” the intelligence community’s inspector general green-lighted it – only to have the White House block the complaint from being handed over to Congress.