Trump criticizes supposed second whistleblower

President TrumpDonald TrumpMeghan McCain: Democrats 'should give a little credit' to Trump for COVID-19 vaccine Trump testing czar warns lockdowns may be on table if people don't get vaccinated Overnight Health Care: CDC details Massachusetts outbreak that sparked mask update | White House says national vaccine mandate 'not under consideration at this time' 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 SchiffOfficers offer harrowing accounts at first Jan. 6 committee hearing Live coverage: House panel holds first hearing on Jan. 6 probe Five things to watch as Jan. 6 panel begins its work 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 BidenCDC chief clarifies vaccine comments: 'There will be no nationwide mandate' Overnight Defense: First group of Afghan evacuees arrives in Virginia | Biden signs Capitol security funding bill, reimbursing Guard | Pentagon raises health protection level weeks after lowering it Biden urges local governments to stave off evictions MORE, proved the whistleblower's concerns to be true.