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Donald Trump faces second whistleblower

Under
pressure:
Donald
Trump with
Ukrainian
president
Volodymyr
Zelensky at
the UN last
month PICTURE: GETTY

A SECOND whistleblower has come forward in the impeachment case against Donald Trump, according to the lawyer representing the first.

Mark Zaid said the new informant, who also works in intelligence, had not filed an official complaint but could provide ‘first-hand knowledge’ that supported the original claim.

The US president has been accused of ‘using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country’ in the 2020 election. He is said to have urged Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate potential Democrat rival Joe Biden and his son Hunter over business dealings.

And the White House is accused of trying to cover up the request.

Mr Trump and his supporters have denied he did anything improper.

But Democrats have filed a subpoena demanding to see relevant White House records.

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo said his department would ‘do all the things that we’re required to do by law’. He said he was listening in during the president’s phone call to Mr Zelensky and heard nothing amiss.

‘There has been some suggestion somehow that it would be inappropriate for the US government to engage in that activity and I see it just precisely the opposite,’ he said.

Mr Trump first said he would co-operate with the ‘hoax’ inquiry but later said his involvement would be a matter for his lawyers.