U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday supported revealing the identity of the plaintiff who originated the impeachment investigation against him, in order to determine “why he did this to the United States,” he said.
In his Twitter account, Trump referred to the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Democrat Adam Schiff, and indicated that he now appears not to want the whistleblower to testify before Congress.
“NO! He must testify to explain why he got my conversation with Ukraine so wrong, not even close. Schiff told you to do that? We must determine the identity of the complainant to determine why this was done to the United States,” he said.
The ruler considered the “Democrats’ game frustrated” when Schiff was caught “fraudulently inventing” his conversation.
“When we revealed the exact transcript of the conversation, and when the Ukrainian President (Vladimir Zelensky) and Foreign Minister (Pavlo Klimkin) said THERE WAS NO PRESSURE, a very normal conversation,” Trump complained, insisting it was a fraudulent accusation.
Last Saturday, Trump said during a speech at a Washington event that his government would be analyzing suing House Speaker Nancy Pelosy and Schiff for the impeachment investigation.
“Let’s take a look at this. We’re going to go after these people. They’re bad people, bad people,” said the governor, who said he asked his attorneys to sue Schiff, considering that even if they lose, “the American public will understand.
Last Friday, Marie Yovanovitch, a former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, testified before three House committees that are conducting inquiries to see if a impeachment lawsuit is opened against Trump for pressuring Kiev to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter for alleged corruption in Ukraine.
In recent days, the U.S. press had reported that Trump ordered Yovanovitch’s withdrawal last spring after months of complaints from collaborators outside the government, such as his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani.
Following this statement, the Intelligence, Foreign Affairs and Oversight committees complained in a statement about the State Department’s efforts to prevent Yovanovitch from testifying and explained that for that reason they issued a subpoena for him to appear.
The White House warned last week that it would not cooperate in the Democrats’ investigations and has tried to torpedo several appearances.
The Lower House announced the initiation of an investigation into a political trial against Trump following a July telephone conversation with Zelenski in which he was asked to investigate Biden and his family for alleged corruption.