While it would have been easy to believe that tensions on Capitol Hill couldn’t get any higher, a second whistleblower’s complaint regarding President Trump’s Ukrainian diplomacy aims to raise the bar.
Nearly two weeks ago, Democrats launched what they are calling a “formal impeachment inquiry” into an official complaint lodged by a White House whistleblower who believed that conservations between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky may have been inappropriate.
These accusations have been thoroughly denied by President Trump, with the Commander in Chief telling that nation that his words and actions were only meant to fight a broad “corruption”, and were not meant to specifically target 2020 Democratic hopeful Joe Biden, as the “inquiry” suggests.
Now, compounding the trouble for Trump is a second whistleblower.
A second whistleblower has come forward with information about President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine, adding to the impeachment peril engulfing the White House and potentially providing new leads to Democrats in their unfurling investigation of Trump’s conduct.
Attorney Mark Zaid, who represents both whistleblowers, said in a text message to The Associated Press that the second person has spoken to the intelligence community’s internal watchdog and can corroborate information in the original whistleblower complaint. That document alleged that Trump pushed Ukraine’s president to investigate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s family, prompting a White House cover-up. Crucially, the new whistleblower works in the intelligence field and has “firsthand knowledge” of key events, Zaid said.
While the mainstream media continues to report that there is no evidence of wrongdoing on the part of Joe Biden or his son, the renewed interest in their Ukraine business dealings has coincided with a steep dip in polling for the former Vice President.