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Reports: FBI Asked To Interview The CIA Whistleblower

The FBI reportedly reached out to lawyers representing the whistleblower whose complaint sparked the impeachment investigation.
Posted at 6:33 PM, Nov 20, 2019

The FBI wants to interview the CIA whistleblower who filed a complaint about President Donald Trump's July 25 phone call to Ukraine. That's according to multiple news outlets. 

Yahoo News, which first reported the story, says an FBI agent in the Washington field office contacted one of the whistleblower's lawyers in October and asked to set up an interview. But it's unclear if the whistleblower's legal team would agree to that.

It's important to note that the whistleblower was not on the call between President Trump and President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Their complaint is based on second-hand information — something President Trump and other Republicans have pointed out several times.

Because the whistleblower doesn't have any first-hand knowledge, Democrats haven't asked them to testify in the ongoing impeachment hearings. Republicans, on the other hand, want to hear from the whistleblower directly and find out if they had political motives for filing the complaint. President Trump has said he wants to know who the whistleblower is.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN