Trump: 'Everybody knows who the whistleblower is'

President TrumpDonald John TrumpRouhani says Iran will never seek nuclear weapons Trump downplays seriousness of injuries in Iran attack after US soldiers treated for concussions Trump says Bloomberg is 'wasting his money' on 2020 campaign 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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Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulCheney's decision not to run for Senate sparks Speaker chatter Juan Williams: Counting the votes to remove Trump Mitch McConnell may win the impeachment and lose the Senate MORE (R-Ky.) and other conservative figures have in media interviews made claims about the name of the anonymous whistleblower who filed a complaint regarding a July 25 conversation between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpComedians post fake Army recruitment posters featuring Trump Jr. Trump Jr., Ivanka garner support in hypothetical 2024 poll FWS: There's 'no basis' to investigate Trump Jr.'s Mongolian hunting trip MORE has also tweeted an unproven claim about the whistleblower's identity.

"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 BidenSanders joins Biden atop 2020 Democratic field: poll The Hill's Morning Report - Trump trial begins with clashes, concessions Trump says impeachment lawyers were 'really good' 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) Swan MuellerSchiff: Trump acquittal in Senate trial would not signal a 'failure' Jeffries blasts Trump for attack on Thunberg at impeachment hearing Live coverage: House Judiciary to vote on impeachment after surprise delay 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."