The identity of the "whistleblower" and whether or not he or she worked with the staff of House Intel committee chair Rep. Adam Schiff is a new front in the defense in light of the impeachment inquiry that has presented an existential threat to the Trump administration. "The whistleblower's testimony is therefore redundant and unnecessary".
Trump has defended the July phone call with Zelensky, despite the rough transcript released by the White House appearing to support the allegations against him.
"I'm trying to let the House know, 'You're dividing America for no good reason.' We got a lot of things we should be doing, like lowering drug costs and getting a trade deal with Canada and Mexico", he added. "Given that you have reneged on your public commitment to let the committees interview the whistleblower directly, you are the only individual who can provide clarity as to these conversations".
Trump previously released a transcript of his July 25 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, which is at issue in the House impeachment proceedings.
Others have suggested there was an "appropriate quid pro quo".
As reported by TheBlaze, House Republicans also revealed on Saturday they intend to call on Hunter Biden to testify before investigators, along with the whistleblower who filed the complaint about the call.
Graham has been one of Trump's staunchest allies defending the president's actions amid the impeachment inquiry. House Democrats soon thereafter launched an impeachment inquiry on the ground of abuse of presidential powers and soliciting a foreign power to interfere in USA elections by digging up dirt on a political opponent.
Meanwhile, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) noted in a statement that Trump should be able to cross-examine his accusers.
The impeachment inquiry is set to begin public hearings of witnesses next week, a divisive move which Republicans have deemed an attempt to sway public opinion against the U.S. president.