Trump Demands To Know Identity Of Whistleblower, Suggests Schiff Be Arrested

US President Donald Trump holds a news conference with Prime Minister of Lebanon Saad Hariri, in the Rose Garden at the White House on July 25, 2017 in Washington,DC. / AFP PHOTO / Tasos Katopodis (Photo credi... US President Donald Trump holds a news conference with Prime Minister of Lebanon Saad Hariri, in the Rose Garden at the White House on July 25, 2017 in Washington,DC. / AFP PHOTO / Tasos Katopodis (Photo credit should read TASOS KATOPODIS/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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September 30, 2019 8:47 a.m.

On the heels of news that the whistleblower might be under federal protection because he or she fears for their own safety, President Trump on Sunday evening demanded to know the individual’s identity.

In a series of tweets, Trump claimed he deserved to “meet my accuser” just like “every American” and alluded there would be “Big Consequences!” for whoever provided the whistleblower with information about the phone call. He also tore into House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA).

Trump attacked Schiff again on Monday morning, taking his argument one step further by suggesting Schiff should be arrested for treason. Trump is referencing Schiff’s opening statement last week during the hearing with Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire, in which Schiff read a “parody” version of Trump’s phone call with the Ukrainian president to illustrate Trump’s mob tactics for pressuring the Ukrainian leader.

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