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Second Whistleblower in the Trump Ukraine Scandal: Lawyer



FILE Photo: US President Donald Trump attends the Young Black Leadership Summit at the White House in Washington on October 4, 201

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A second whistleblower with first-hand knowledge The lawyer representing the officer said on Sunday that he and his secret service internal watchdog had been listening to President Donald Trump's negotiations with Ukraine spoken.

Mark Zaid confirmed in an interview with ABC's "This Week" that the second officer, also from the US intelligence community, was interviewed by the Inspector General. Zaid is the first whistleblower to file a complaint with a telephone call from Trump to the Ukrainian president on July 25, requesting him to investigate a Democratic rival, former Vice President Joe Biden.

The second whistleblower's existence was followed by dissatisfaction within Trump's own Republican party, after prompting China on Friday to investigate Biden's son, who had business in China.

Republican US Senators Mitt Romney, Ben Sasse and Susan Collins have all voiced concerns that Trump could reach overseas to help him re-elect in 2020.

The whistleblower's phone call and rally prompted Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to initiate impeachment proceedings against Trump on September 24. His actions jeopardized the integrity of US elections and threatened national security.

coverage by Valerie Volcovici; Editors of Doina Chiacu and Sandra Maler

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