WASHINGTON, Sep. 26 (Reuters / EP) –
The complainant who claimed that US President Donald Trump pressured Ukraine to investigate Democrat Joe Biden would be a CIA officer who became assigned to the White House, according to research sources cited by the agency of Reuters news.
Mark Zaid, a Washington attorney representing the complainant, has refused to confirm the identity or occupation of his client.
“Posting details about the complainant will lead to the identification of someone, either our client or the wrong person, as the complainant,” he said.
“This will place this individual in a much more dangerous situation, not only professionally but also with regard to his personal safety,” he added.
For its part, a spokesman for the CIA has sent the consultations to the office of the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community, which has not yet spoken on this information.
The president of the United States, Donald Trump, said on Thursday that “there must be a way”, including the judicial process, to prevent the Democrats from carrying out the investigation against him in the face of a possible political trial for the scandal of the Call with Zelenski.
He also reiterated that a telephone call with his Ukrainian counterpart was “a perfect call” and added that the president of the European country “has said there was no pressure on him.”
In the conversation they both had, whose transcript unveiled the White House on Wednesday, Trump asked Zelenski to do what he could with the Attorney General's Office so that “Biden's son” was investigated.
On the other hand, the American newspapers 'The New York Times' and 'Los Angeles Times' have informed during the day that Trump told the staff of the US mission at the United Nations that he wanted to know who gave the information about his call to the official who raised the complaint, while saying that “it is something like a spy.”
“I want to know who is the person who gave the complainant the information, because it is something like a spy,” he would have pointed out, as these newspapers have indicated.
“They know what we used to do with old practices when we were ready, right? Spies and betrayal used to be managed in a somewhat different way than we know now,” he added, according to 'The Los Angeles Times.'
The statements would have been made during a private event at the Intercontinental Hotel in New York, after concluding four days of events and meetings on the occasion of the 74th General Assembly of the United Nations.