In a letter to Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.), House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and others, lawyers representing the whistleblower said they had "serious concerns for our client's personal safety, as well as for others connected to this matter".
"His lies were made in perhaps the most blatant and sinister manner ever seen in the great Chamber", Trump tweeted. He wrote down and read awful things, then said it was from the mouth of the President of the United States. Giuliani tells ABC's "This Week" that "I wouldn't cooperate" with Schiff, but if Trump "decides that he wants me to testify, of course I'll testify".
Trump has sought to implicate Biden and his son Hunter Biden in the kind of corruption that has long plagued Ukraine. "But [the] letter does say "we appreciate your office's support thus far to activate appropriate resources to ensure their safety, '" Bertrand noted".
Zaid said in a statement given to CNN, "60 Minutes completely misinterpreted the contents of our letter".
Un dernier hommage rendu à la mairie à Jacques Chirac — Millau
Jacques Chirac , au fil d'évolutions politiques parfois sinueuses, a toujours affiché un rejet intransigeant de l'extrême droite. L'ancien président des Etats-Unis s'est adressé aux journalistes, à la sortie du déjeuner donné à l'Elysée.
"We call upon the political leadership of both parties to speak out in favor of whistleblower protection and reiterate that this is a protected system where retaliation is not permitted, whether direct or implied", the lawyers wrote.
US President Donald Trump, in a recent Twitter rant, questioned the nature and source of the information presented by the whistleblower who earlier filed a report accusing him of abusing his power by requesting that Ukraine President Volodymtr Zelensky investigate US presidential hopeful Joe Biden. Hunter Biden sat on the board of a Ukrainian gas company.
Trump on Sunday also echoed his previous attacks on the whistleblower and promised "Big Consequences" for anyone who assisted in providing the person information.
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Associated Press journalists Ken Moritsugu in Beijing and Katie Lam and John Leicester in Hong Kong contributed to this report. The organizers of Sunday's march said that Taiwan and Hong Kong should object to "one China" and peace agreements with China.
Trump then said he wanted to know who gave the whistle-blower information, saying the person gave the information "illegally", alleging that it was also "largely incorrect".
"Because, as you can imagine with the president issuing threats like we ought to treat these people who expose my wrongdoing as we used to treat traitors and spies - and we used to execute traitors and spies - you can imagine the security concerns here".
As Democrats and the director of national intelligence worked out key arrangements, Trump's allies erupted in a surge of second-guessing and conspiracy theorizing across the Sunday talk shows, suggesting the White House strategy is unclear against the stiffest challenge to his presidency.
Asked if he planned to cooperate with Schiff's probe, Giuliani equivocated, saying he would only testify if asked to do so by the president.
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The statement also said the shooter did not surrender to the police who immediately surrounded the scene and was shot dead. Al-Fagham was taken to hospital but later died as a result of his injuries.
"The President's comments today constitute reprehensible witness intimidation and an attempt to obstruct Congress' impeachment inquiry". With the Ukraine whistleblower's testimony coming shortly, according to Democratic leadership, more damning information is nearly certainly going to come to light.