Trump calls for complete support, not just fight against impeachment

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff D-California second from right speaks during a press conference at Capitol Hill in Washington on Oct.31 2019

"[I] t's impossible to bring this case forward, in my view, fairly without us knowing who the whistle-blower is, and having a chance to cross-examine them about any biases that they may have", Graham explained. Will Hurd, R-Texas, said the impeachment inquiry "has been a partisan exercise from the very beginning".

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky, who has emerged as an outspoken supporter of Trump and critic of the whistleblower, said making military aid contingent on corruption investigations should not be controversial.

House Intelligence Committee Member Will Hurd (R-TX) broke from fellow Republicans and said the Ukrainian whistleblower's identity should be protected during a Sunday morning interview with Fox News's Chris Wallace.

House Democrats are moving forward with their probe into allegations that Mr Trump pushed Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden, the former vice president's son and the 2016 election in order to help the President politically and that the White House took steps to cover it up. Lindsey Graham says we need to know what the background is of the whistleblower. But in a letter sent Saturday to Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Tulare), the ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, Schiff said there would be no facilitating of efforts to "threaten, intimidate and retaliate against the whistleblower who courageously raised the initial alarm".

He also added Trump will have due process rights in the hearing, saying "it's important that the president has due process". He said it would be "inappropriate", but not impeachable, for a president to ask a foreign leader to investigate a political rival, as Trump is alleged to have done.

"I recommend that Nervous Nancy Pelosi (who backed up Schiff's lie), Shifty Adam Schiff, Sleepy Joe Biden, the Whistleblower (who miraculously disappeared after I released the transcript of the call), the 2nd Whistleblower (who also disappeared), & the I.G., be part of the list!" the president tweeted. Trump has said he withheld the $400 million in aid to Ukraine because he was concerned the government was not doing enough to fight corruption.

More news: Republicans call Hunter Biden, whistleblower and others to publicly testify

Democrats must approve any requests submitted by Republicans and they are expected to reject the requests for Hunter Biden and the whistleblower to appear.

Another GOP senator, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, said on CNN's "State of the Union" that officials' closed-door testimony offered so far did not establish that Trump's motive in pressuring Zelensky was personal political gain.

A week has passed since lawyers for the anonymous whistleblower who set off the impeachment inquiry extended an offer to House Republicans to make the whistleblower available to answer written questions under oath.

"Well, because what's going to happen, when you find out who the whistleblower is, I'm confident you're going to find out it's somebody from the deep state", Graham said.

Another Democrat on the Intelligence Committee, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney of NY, also rejected the call for Hunter Biden to testify.

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