A Second Complainant Joins The Case Against Donald Trump

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(AFP) A second whistleblower is willing to testify and corroborate with first-hand information the alleged attempts by US President Donald Trump to pressure his Ukrainian peer to gain political advantages, the informant's lawyer said Sunday.

“I can confirm this information from a second # whistleblower represented by our legal team,” said lawyer Mark Zaid on Twitter. "It has first-hand information," he explained.

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Earlier this Sunday, Zaid's partner, Andrew Bakaj, said his firm and his team "represent several whistleblowers" in the case that points to Trump pressuring Ukraine's new president, Volodimir Zelenski, in a phone call to he will investigate his political rival Joe Biden and his son Hunter.

It was not clear if Bakaj was using the word "several" to refer to more than two complainants. Usually, multiple officials would hear a call between the president and a foreign leader.

The existence of a whistleblower who claims to have first-hand knowledge of the telephone call would make it difficult for the president and his supporters to reject the original complaint by signaling it to be second-hand information.

This case led Democratic parliamentarians to take the first steps of a impeachment process against the US president.

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