Rep. Adam Schiff: Trump whistleblower agrees to testify before Congress

By Daniel Uria |

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said Sunday that the whistleblower who filed a complaint about President Trump’s phone call with Ukraine’s president will testify before Congress. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo

(UPI) — House intelligence committee chairman Adam Schiff said Sunday that the whistleblower who filed a complaint about a call between President Donald Trump and Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelensky has agreed to testify before a congressional committee.

Appearing on ABC News This Week, the Democrat from California said House lawmakers had settled an agreement with the whistleblower’s lawyers to ensure that there are precautions to protect his or her identity during the testimony.

“That whistleblower will be allowed to come in without White House or DOJ lawyers to tell him or her what they can or can’t say,” Schiff said, comparing the situation to acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Mcguire’s testimony on the issue Thursday. “We are taking all the precautions we can to protect the whistleblower’s identity.”

He added the testimony will take place as soon as the director of National Intelligence can complete the security clearance process.

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