Trump criticizes supposed second whistleblower

President TrumpDonald John TrumpSanders urges impeachment trial 'quickly' in the Senate US sending 20,000 troops to Europe for largest exercises since Cold War Barr criticizes FBI, says it's possible agents acted in 'bad faith' in Trump probe MORE on Saturday took aim at a second unnamed intelligence official who is reportedly considering filing a complaint against him and testifying before Congress about Trump's contacts with Ukraine's president.

Trump tweeted that the official, whose identity remains a secret, is a member of the "Deep State" he has argued is working to undermine his presidency.

"The first so-called second hand information 'Whistleblower' got my phone conversation almost completely wrong, so now word is they are going to the bench and another 'Whistleblower' is coming in from the Deep State, also with second hand info. Meet with Shifty. Keep them coming!" Trump tweeted.


Trump's mention of "Shifty" Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffCBS's Major Garrett: Democrats walking away from bribery, extortion allegations against Trump 'in full public view' The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by UANI — House Dems charge Trump with abuse, obstruction of Congress in impeachment articles Trump, White House rip Democrats over impeachment articles MORE (D-Calif.), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, appeared to be a reference to Republican efforts to discredit House Democrats' impeachment inquiry as well as the first whistleblower who raised concerns about Trump's conversations with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Republicans have argued that the first whistleblower, who met with a member of Schiff's congressional staff before filing a complaint, is a partisan operative who did not have firsthand knowledge of Trump's conversations.

Democrats argue that a readout of Trump's July phone call with Zelensky, during which he repeatedly asked the Ukrainian leader to open an investigation into former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenThe media have fallen out of love with Bernie, but have voters? Top Zelensky aide refutes Sondland testimony The great AI debate: What candidates are (finally) saying about artificial intelligence MORE, proved the whistleblower's concerns to be true.