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Whistleblower News: Man Is Now Willing to Take Republican Questions

This is in response to a flood of complaints from GOP lawmakers that the current impeachment push against President Donald Trump has been secretive and one-sided

Here is some compelling news on a Sunday night.

Responding to a flood of complaints from Republican lawmakers that the current impeachment push against President Donald Trump in the House of Representatives has been secretive and one-sided, a lawyer for the still-anonymous whistleblower who raised alarms about the president’s dealings with Ukraine based on a July 25 phone call from the White House said on Sunday his client is willing to answer written questions submitted by House Republicans, as Fox News reported.

“Obviously, per House rules, GOP is beholden to DEMs,” whistleblower attorney Mark Zaid tweeted.

“We, however, are not.”

The surprise offer, made to Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) — the House Intelligence Committee’s top Republican — would allow Republicans to ask questions of the whistleblower, who spurred the impeachment inquiry, without having to go through the committee’s chairman, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.).

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Zaid is a longtime Trump critic, as Fox News also noted.

See the full series of tweets from Zaid on this issue.

He tweeted that the whistleblower would answer questions directly from Republican members “in writing, under oath and penalty of perjury,” as part of a bid to stem escalating efforts by Trump and his GOP allies to unmask the person’s identity.

But questions that seek to find out “identifying info” about the whistleblower will not be answered, he declared.

It remains to be seen whether this offer will be acceptable or not.

A GOP source involved in the impeachment inquiry told The Daily Beast on Sunday afternoon that the offer might be insufficient.

“I don’t think we will settle for scripted interrogatories,” the source said, as Fox News noted.

“We need a full accounting of his actions and how this was orchestrated.”

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