First impeachment transcripts go public as White House blocks testimony

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"We also now know the name of the whistleblower", Paul said, echoing Trump's demands that the person come forward as a material witness and calling on the media to publish his identity. Trump later clarified, "Whenever we need ... a vote, he's so incredible, and he's become a really good friend". Such laws might be "safe sounding" but infringe on rights, he said.

"Eddie will defend your values from the all-out assault by the extreme left", he said, describing incumbent Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards as "dangerously soft on crime".

"He has to identify a handful of African Americans and take them with him wherever he goes", she said. As long as the campaign can keep on-the-fence voters from casting their ballots for the eventual Democratic nominee, the campaign will be helping Trump inch closer to a second victory.

"The whistleblower gave a very inaccurate report about my phone call", Trump said on Sunday. It also allows him to bash the media for supposedly protecting the whistleblower.

On Monday, Fox News host Sean Hannity, one of Trump's staunchest allies on cable news, suggested that he too knew the name of the whistleblower.

As his father's obsession with learning the identity of the whistleblower who's complaint prompted the impeachment inquiry intensifies, Donald Trump Jr. promoted an attempt to name the government official. Lawmakers from both parties have backed those protections in the past. Some of the president's allies are also now openly speculating on the identity of the whistleblower.

A rough transcript released by the White House shows Trump repeatedly pushed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, Trump's potential 2020 political rival, and his son Hunter Biden.

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"The Republican issue with the whistleblower is that there seems to be an inherently political motive behind what he said and did and presented", said a Republican Party official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. In September, days after the complaint was revealed, Trump likened the whistleblower to a spy inside the White House who had committed treason.

Trump said he would return to the state next week for more campaigning.

Mr Trump himself refused to provide anything but written answers in response to limited questions during the special counsel's investigation into Russian interference during the 2016 election.

Friday, Nov. 8, marks the third anniversary of Donald Trump's election as the 45th US president, and by all measures he remains a force of nature in American politics.

"That's strictly up to the whistleblower", Grassley told reporters.

The Democratic-led impeachment probe is examining how Trump pressured Ukraine to investigate his Democratic rival Joe Biden, including by withholding almost $400 million in military aid that had been approved by Congress for the country.

Plame said she fears the whistleblower could face personal danger as the rhetoric escalates. He called the whistleblower an "anonymous informant" and said "it was pretty unreasonable for the whistleblower to expect to remain anonymous".

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