White House dismisses news of second whistleblower: Trump 'has done nothing wrong'

The White House defended President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by AdvaMed - House panel expected to approve impeachment articles Thursday Democrats worried by Jeremy Corbyn's UK rise amid anti-Semitism Warren, Buttigieg duke it out in sprint to 2020 MORE on Sunday after reports emerged of a second whistleblower said to have firsthand knowledge of some of the allegations detailed in a complaint at the center of the impeachment inquiry. 

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"It doesn't matter how many people decide to call themselves whistleblowers about the same telephone call -- a call the president already made public -- it doesn't change the fact that he's has done nothing wrong," White House press secretary Stephanie GrishamStephanie GrishamWhite House vows to appeal ruling blocking use of military funds for border wall On The Money: Pelosi, Trump tout deal on new NAFTA | McConnell says no trade vote until impeachment trial wraps up | Lawmakers push spending deadline to Thursday Trump, White House rip Democrats over impeachment articles MORE said in a statement.

The remarks comes shortly after Mark Zaid, an attorney at the firm that represents the whistleblower who filed the original complaint regarding Trump’s alleged interactions with Ukraine, told ABC News on Sunday that he was representing a second whistleblower. 

Zaid said the second whistleblower is also an intelligence official and has direct knowledge of some of the allegations detailed in the original complaint.

A declassified version of the original complaint said that "multiple White House officials with direct knowledge" told the whistleblower that Trump "sought to pressure the Ukrainian leader to take actions to help the President’s 2020 reelection bid" on a July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

The whistleblower, whose identity remains unknown, said government officials told them the president was "using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign government in the 2020 U.S. election" by encouraging Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by AdvaMed - House panel expected to approve impeachment articles Thursday Democrats seek leverage for trial Democrats spend big to put Senate in play MORE, a leading 2020 Democratic contender, and Biden's son. 

The complaint prompted House Democrats to launch a formal impeachment inquiry against the president. 

According to Zaid, the second whistleblower has already spoken to the head of the intelligence community's internal watchdog office, Michael Atkinson. They have not yet spoken with congressional committees investigating Trump’s communications with Ukraine.