Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said Sunday that the Senate intends to call the whistleblower who started the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump before the Senate Intelligence Committee after the impeachment trial is over.
“The Senate Intel Committee under Richard Burr has told us that they will call the whistleblower,” he said on Fox News’s Sunday Morning Futures. “I want to understand how all this crap started.”
The whistleblower’s report on Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky led House Democrats to impeach Trump, although many questioned the evidence after weeks of investigations into what actually happened.
Republicans have said that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) or his staff met with the whistleblower before the complaint was made and pointed out that rules allowing secondhand accounts were changed just before the complaint was made.
The whistleblower’s background has also been questioned, with an unreleased House impeachment witness transcript from an inspector general allegedly suggesting that the whistleblower was actively biased against Trump.
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