President Donald Trump on Monday, Nov. 4,  demanded testimony from the whistleblower who filed a complaint about his concerns over President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine.

President Trump said it was “not acceptable” for the whistleblower to answer written questions from Republican lawmakers in connection with the House impeachment inquiry.

The president also mentioned revelations that the whistleblower contacted House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff’s (D-Calif.) committee for guidance before filing the complaint, calling Schiff “corrupt.”

“The Whistleblower gave false information & dealt with corrupt politician Schiff. He must be brought forward to testify,” Trump tweeted Monday morning.

“Written answers not acceptable! Where is the 2nd Whistleblower? He disappeared after I released the transcript. Does he even exist? Where is the informant? Con!”

A lawyer for the whistleblower said on Sunday that his client is willing to answer written questions sent by House Republicans.

Attorney Mark Zaid tweeted that the whistleblower would answer questions directly from Republican members “in writing, under oath & penalty of perjury.” Only queries seeking the person’s identity won’t be answered, he said.

The president has raised questions about the whistleblower’s identity and reports about the individual’s possible ties to the Obama administration.

“There have been stories written about a certain individual, a male, and they say he’s the whistleblower,” Trump told reporters at the White House on Sunday. “If he’s the whistleblower, he has no credibility because he’s a Brennan guy, he’s a Susan Rice guy, he’s an Obama guy. And he hates Trump.”

Earlier on the same day, President Trump asserted that there is no reason to call witnesses to analyze the transcripts of his phone call with Ukrainian President. 

“What I said on the phone call with the Ukrainian President is “perfectly” stated. There is no reason to call witnesses to analyze my words and meaning. This is just another Democrat Hoax that I have had to live with from the day I got elected (and before!). Disgraceful!”

Trump’s tweet came after the lead lawyer for the National Security Council is expected to defy a subpoena to appear before House impeachment investigators.

John Eisenberg is one of four White House witnesses scheduled for depositions Monday. None of the four is expected to appear, according to The Associated Press.

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