GOP Rep. Jim Jordan suggested Thursday that Republican members of the House Intel Committee will likely move to subpoena the “whistleblower” at the center of the Democrats’ latest impeachment push.
“Republicans intend to subpoena the government whistleblower to testify in the House’s impeachment investigation into President Trump‘s dealings with Ukraine, according to Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio),” reports The Hill. “The effort is not likely to bear fruit, as Democrats have rejected the idea of outing the anonymous figure, citing safety concerns, and they have veto power over any GOP subpoena requests for witness testimony.”
“The whistleblower statute never required for anonymity,” Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) told reporters earlier this week.
Recently resurfaced posts from the whistleblower’s attorney raised serious questions over anti-Trump bias going back to the President’s inauguration.
“#coup has started. First of many steps. #rebellion. #impeachment will follow ultimately. #lawyers,” posted Mark Zaid.
— Mark S. Zaid (@MarkSZaidEsq) January 31, 2017
“It’s very scary. We will get rid of him, and this country is strong enough to survive even him and his supporters. We have to,” he posted months later.
It's very scary. We will get rid of him, and this country is strong enough to survive even him and his supporters. We have to.
— Mark S. Zaid (@MarkSZaidEsq) July 2, 2017
“A huge development surrounding the “whistleblower,” his complaint is just a political hit-job. If he wants anyone to take him seriously, he better get a different lawyer. Fox News has uncovered a series of tweets from the attorney… It’s now obvious that this lawyer is a Trump-hater,” said Hannity Wednesday night.
“We’re honestly supposed to believe that the whistleblower just had the best interest of the country in mind? No,” he added.
Source: The Hill