WASHINGTON — The whistleblower at the center of the impeachment probe of President Donald Trump will testify in the House “very soon,” though in a way that will protect his identity, the Democrat leading the probe said Sunday.
The whistleblower, whose identity hasn’t been made public, works for the Central Intelligence Agency, The Wall Street Journal confirmed last week. The House is waiting for the whistleblower’s attorneys to receive security clearances, said Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., the House Intelligence Committee chairman.
“We’ll get the unfiltered testimony of that whistleblower,” Schiff said on ABC’s “This Week.” “We are taking all the precautions” to protect his identity, Schiff added. The chairman said he hasn’t set a timetable for concluding the investigation into Trump, a Republican up for re-election next year.
A lawyer for the whistleblower said talks with lawmakers are ongoing. “We continue to work w/both parties in House & Senate and we understand all agree that protecting whistleblower’s identity is paramount,” the lawyer, Mark S. Zaid, wrote on Twitter. “Discussions continue to occur to coordinate & finalize logistics but no date/time has yet been set.”
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