Washington, D.C. / 06.11.2019 16:46:24
Donald Trump Jr., the eldest son of US President Donald Trump, disclosed the alleged name of the informant who revealed the pressures of the president to Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden.
Trump Jr. cited on Twitter an article from the Breitbart News digital media that states that the alleged informant, with the name of Eric Ciaramella, worked at the National Security Council of the White House under the presidency of Barack Obama and is now employed by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).RELATED
Because of course he did !!!
Alleged ‘Whistleblower’ Eric Ciaramella Worked Closely with Anti-Trump Dossier Hoaxer https://t.co/v5kDe0X62u
– Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) November 6, 2019
The revelation comes after the president's repeated insistence that the identity of the anonymous informant be known, who was the first to raise his concern about the call Trump held in July with his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodimir Zelenski, and in which He asked Biden, a candidate for the Democratic presidential candidacy in 2020, and his son Hunter to investigate.
One of the informant's lawyers, Mark Zaid, avoided confirming or denying Trump Jr.'s revelation and warned in a statement that "identifying any name of the informant puts that individual and his family at risk of serious harm."
"This publication does nothing but show the desperation of a party group to divert attention from the substance of the complainant's complaint. It certainly will not prevent the president from having to face the important allegations, which have all been materially proven to be true, "Zaid added.
The first public hearings
The leaks in the press about the complaint filed in August by the informant about the call between Trump and Zelenski made in September the president of the House of Representatives, Democrat Nancy Pelosi, announced the start of an investigation to open a possible political trial against the president,
In that it was approved by the lower house and in which the Democrats informed on Wednesday that the first public hearings of the investigation will begin next week.
The decision has triggered a political crisis in the country and generated Trump's anger against the Democrats he accuses of launching a "witch hunt" against him.
The public phase will begin on Wednesday the 13th, with the appearance of Bill Taylor, the interim US ambassador to Ukraine; and George Kent, a deputy assistant secretary of state responsible for policy towards the country of Eastern Europe.
On Friday 15, Marie Yovanovitch will testify in public, that until last May she was the US ambassador to Ukraine and assured in her private appearance that Trump pressed to expel her from office.
The Democratic opposition believes that these testimonies will make it clear that "the most important facts" of the investigation "are not disputed", including that Trump pressured Ukraine to investigate Biden and conditioned a package of financial aid to the European country to that inquiry.