An assistant to Republican congressman Devin Nunes is accused of working on a way to reveal the name of the whistleblower who has sparked Donald Trump's investigation of charges.
Derek Harvey, an assistant to Nunes, the senior Republican in the House's intelligence commission, has given the GOP legislators the name of whistleblower prior to witness statements in the investigation of allegations, the Everyday beast reported.
The goal is to get the name of the whistleblower in the transcripts of the procedure.
David Harvey, an assistant to Republican congressman Devin Nunes, is accused of working on a way to reveal the name of the whistleblower who has sparked the accusation probe
Rep. Devon Nunes is the best Republican on the intelligence panel and a major ally of Trump
Adam Schiff, chairman of the intelligence committee, promised to release the transcripts of the interviews at a later date, which means that the whistleblower's name would be made public.
The Nunes office did not respond to the request for comment from DailyMail.com.
Republicans denied attempting to reveal the whistleblower's name as witnesses in the investigation during their turn.
& # 39; Adam Schiff keeps talking about the whistleblower and he is the one who knows who he is. But that is not what we are trying to do. "We're trying to get information we're entitled to," GOP Congressman Jim Jordan told reporters on Capitol Hill on Tuesday.
When asked if he wanted to know the name of the whistleblower, Jordan answered: & The American people want to know. I want to reach the truth. & # 39;
But Democratic congressman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said the republicans at the Lt. statement. Colonel Alexander Vindman tried to reveal to him the identity of the whistleblower.
Vindman, an official of the National Security Council who oversees Ukraine's policy, said in his opening statement on Tuesday that he does not know the identity of the whistleblower.
& # 39; I am not the whistleblower who brought this matter to the attention of the CIA and the committees. I don't know who the whistleblower is and I wouldn't feel comfortable speculating about the whistleblower's identity, & he said.
But Wasserman Schultz accused Republicans for their line of questions.
& # 39; What the Republicans are trying very clearly to do in their interrogation is trying to show front door or back door Lieutenant Colonel Vindman who the whistleblower is, even though he says in his testimony that he didn't know, & # 39; Wasserman Schultz said.
& # 39; They are trying through the back door and trying to get rid of their questions through elimination, they are trying to get him to reveal that, and they have not been successful, & # 39; she added.
Rep. Adam Schiff has promised to make transcripts of witnesses public at a later date
Democratic congressman Debbie Wasserman Schultz accused Republicans of revealing the whistleblower's name
Democratic Rep. Stephen Lynch agreed, but said the effort was averted.
& # 39; I'm not sure what the intention was, but the direction of some of their questions might have led to that, & # 39; he said, & # 39; but again it was averted. & # 39;
And Jordan accused Schiff, the chairman of the House's intelligence commission, of undermining their questions.
& # 39; Our counsel asked questions and Adam Schiff tells the witness not to answer our questions, which is extremely ridiculous and that is why it should be in public, & # 39; said Jordan.
Republican lawmakers and co-workers have said the name of the person who is probably whistleblower in closed-door hearings, The Washington Post reported earlier this week.
They did not accuse the person as a whistleblower, but their questions became like one & # 39; attempt to unmask the whistleblower & # 39 ;, whose identity is protected by federal law, several officials told the newspaper.
Harvey, a Nunes employee who worked at the National Security Council early in the Trump government, passed notes to Republicans when Fiona Hill, a former deputy adviser to the National Security of the president, was investigated questioned.
Harvey is a former US Army officer who worked with retired General David Petraeus during the US troops in Iraq.
President Trump has repeatedly insisted that the whistleblower be unmasked.
& # 39; Where is the whistleblower? Just read the transcript, everything else was made up by Shifty Schiff and the Never Trumpers!, & He tweeted Tuesday morning.