President Trump continues to blast the impeachment inquiry against him. While still seeking the identity of the Whistleblower, the President says via Twitter that he's "coming to the conclusion" that the investigation is actually "a COUP." He added that it is intended to take away the people's "God-given rights as a Citizen of The United States of America."
Meanwhile... Kurt Volker, the former U.S. special envoy to Ukraine is going to testify in the House's impeachment inquiry tomorrow. Volker resigned from his position last week after being named in the whistleblower complaint pertaining to President Trump's phone call with Ukraine's president. Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine is set to go before the House Intel, Foreign Affairs and Oversight committees on October 11th.
And as upset as Trump and his supporters are, there are those within the GOP who aren’t cheering on his attempts to unmask the Whistleblower. Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley is warning against those efforts. In a statement, Grassley says the whistleblower appears to have followed whistleblower protection laws and should be "heard out and protected." Grassley argued that the U.S. should always respect whistleblowers.
In case you missed it, the intelligence community inspector general is speaking out against assertions made by the President regarding the Ukraine whistleblower complaint. After Trump and other Congressional Republicans hammered the complaint for reporting "hearsay," the ICIG issued a statement saying the Whistleblower stated they had both "first-hand and other information" relating to the President's phone call with Ukraine's leader. It also notes the complaint was determined to be urgent and appeared credible.
Source: NBC News