A second whistleblower came to light this Sunday willing to give testimony and offer first-hand information about the Ukrainian case that led to a recall investigation against Donald Trump, which further complicates the crisis the US president is going through.
"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.
Earlier, Zaid's partner, Andrew Bakaj, said his firm and his team "represent several whistleblowers" in the case that points to Trump abusing his powers to pressure Ukraine's new president, Volodimir Zelenski, in a call phone to investigate his political rival Joe Biden and his son Hunter.RELATED
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 complainant who claims to have first-hand knowledge of the phone call would make it difficult for the president and his supporters to dismiss the original complaint by signaling it to be second-hand information.
Trump defends himself
The president rejected the accusations in two tweets early Sunday, although he made no mention of the second complainant.
Trump repeated the claim that Hunter Biden had received "$ 100,000 a month from a company based in Ukraine, despite having no experience in energy … and separately received $ 1.5 billion from China despite having no experience. and for no apparent reason. "
Other reports say Hunter Biden received up to 50,000 a month as a board member of a Ukrainian gas company, Burisma.
Trump said on Twitter that "as president" he had "the obligation to end CORRUPTION, even if that means seeking help from a country or foreign countries. It is done all the time."