Trump: 'Everybody knows who the whistleblower is'

President TrumpDonald TrumpCuban embassy in Paris attacked by gasoline bombs Trump Jr. inches past DeSantis as most popular GOP figure in new poll: Axios Trump endorses Ken Paxton over George P. Bush in Texas attorney general race MORE on Friday claimed the identity of the whistleblower who first raised concerns about his relationship with Ukraine is known to everyone in D.C.

"Everyone in Washington knows who it is, by the way. The whistleblower is no great secret," Trump told "The Dan Bongino Show," without naming a name. "Everybody knows who the whistleblower is, and [it] has to be revealed."

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"We will not confirm or deny any name that is published or promoted by supporters of the President," the whistleblower's attorneys, from the Compass Rose Legal Group, said in a statement earlier this month. "Disclosure of any name undermines the integrity of the whistleblower system and will deter any future whistleblowers."

Trump has also previously called for the media to reveal the whistleblower's identity. 

The Hill has not named the individual, and it is typically the policy of major news outlets not to reveal the identity of whistleblowers, who are federally protected against retribution.

The whistleblower's complaint raised concerns about the phone call between Trump and Zelensky in which the two leaders discussed former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump endorses Ken Paxton over George P. Bush in Texas attorney general race GOP lawmakers request Cuba meeting with Biden For families, sending money home to Cuba shouldn't be a political football MORE and his son Hunter Biden. The complaint also alleged "efforts to restrict access to records related to the call."

The White House has now released a rough transcript of the July 25 call, and the House has launched an impeachment inquiry into Trump. The whistleblower's attorneys argue that their identity has become irrelevant due to the release of information that supersedes the complaint.

Trump again said Friday the impeachment inquiry is part of an ongoing "witch hunt" against him and connected it to former special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel MORE's investigation into Russian attempts to help Trump in the 2016 election.

"We went through the whole Russia hoax ... I had about three days of rest and then I had this thing hit me based on a perfect phone call with a very nice person who I think is going to do a good job," Trump told Bongino, who is a Fox News contributor. "This is just out of the blue that this came up."