The legal team representing the whistleblower whose complaint sparked an impeachment inquiry against President Trump now says it is representing a second whistleblower described as an intelligence official with first-hand knowledge of the allegations against the president.
Lawyer Mark Zaid says that the new whistleblower has talked to the inspector general of the intelligence community, but has not filed a complaint, which Zaid says is not necessary in order for the individual’s account to be protected. News that another whistleblower connected to the explosive Ukraine complaint has stepped forward with a first-hand account of the allegations comes after days of the president and his backers attacked the credibility of the initial whistleblower by claiming the account is based on “hearsay.”
On Sunday, another member of the first whistleblower legal team, Andrew Bakaj, said that the team is now representing “multiple whistleblowers” in connection with the Aug. 12. complaint that set off a formal impeachment inquiry by the House of Representatives.
Both Zaid and Bakaj are lawyers at Compass Rose Legal Group, a Washington firm specializing in national security issues.
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