WASHINGTON — Andrew Bakaj, an attorney for the whistleblower who sounded an alarm over President Donald Trump's communications with Ukraine, said Sunday "multiple" whistleblowers have come forward, according to The Washington Post.
Here are the latest updates:
Update 7:55 a.m. EDT Oct. 7: Trump and some of his supporters are firing back after attorneys said "multiple" whistleblowers have come forward with concerns about the president.
"Democrat lawyer is same for both Whistleblowers?" Trump tweeted Sunday evening. "All support Obama and Crooked Hillary. Witch Hunt!"
Attorneys Mark Zaid and Andrew Bakaj said earlier Sunday that their team is representing the whistleblowers.
Trump replied to an earlier tweet from Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., that dismissed the reports.
"When it comes to 'more whistleblowers coming forward'..............I've seen this movie before — with Brett #Kavanaugh," Graham tweeted. "More and more doesn't mean better or reliable."
Earlier in the weekend, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released a new video related to the impeachment inquiry "that he's using as a platform to raise campaign funds," The Associated Press reported.
"The way that impeachment stops is with a Senate majority with me as majority leader," McConnell said in the clip, according to the AP.
He also claimed that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is acting at the behest "of a left-wing mob," the AP reported.
"There are definitely multiple whistleblowers," Zaid told the newspaper.
He declined to comment further, The Wall Street Journal reported.
The White House did not respond to a request for comment, according to the newspaper.
Update 10:58 a.m. EDT Oct. 6: In a tweet Sunday morning, attorney Andrew Bakaj said, "I can confirm that my firm and my team represent multiple whistleblowers in connection to the underlying August 12, 2019, disclosure to the Intelligence Community Inspector General. No further comment at this time."
The Post also confirmed what attorney Mark Zaid, who also is a member of the original whistleblower's legal team, told ABC News on Sunday about representing a second whistleblower.
The second person has spoken to the inspector general of the intelligence community but has not filed a complaint.
"Doesn't need to," Zaid told the newspaper.
Original report: The attorney for the whistleblower over President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine said Sunday he is representing a second whistleblower, The New York Times reported.
The newspaper, quoting reports from ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos, said attorney Mark Zaid is representing a second whistleblower who has spoken with the inspector general.
Zaid told Stephanopoulos that the second person, who was also described as an intelligence official, has first-hand knowledge of the allegations outlined in the original complaint. The second whistleblower has been interviewed by Michael Atkinson, head of the intelligence community's internal watchdog office.
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