ABC News is reporting that a second whistleblower has spoken to the inspector general for the intelligence services and has personal knowledge of some of the events that led first whistleblower to complain about the actions of Donald Trump.
The information comes from Mark Zaid, the attorney who now represents both whistleblowers. ABC says that the second person is an intelligence officer.
The existence of a second whistleblower — particularly one who can speak directly about events involving the president related to conversations involving Ukraine — could undercut Trump's repeated insistence that the original complaint, released on Sept. 26, was “totally inaccurate.”
The existence of a second whistleblower has been talked about in the press for several days. The emergence of another complaint will complicate Republican arguments defending Trump.
Trump has said his phone call with the President of the Ukraine was a “perfect conversation”. But on the other hand, said he made the call reluctantly and only at the request of Energy Secretary Rick Perry.