Trump Suggests “Spy” May Be Behind Whistleblower

The Guardian reports:

Trump has now jumped from the argument that the whistleblower complaint represented “secondhand information,” as he first argued yesterday, to claiming that the information may have been entirely fabricated.

The whistleblower said this in his complaint to explain how he obtained his information: “In the course of my official duties, I have received information from multiple U.S. Government officials that the President of the United States is using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country in the 2020 U.S. election.”

Trump’s tweet alleging (without evidence) that the whistleblower fabricated his sources could raise concerns about the president protecting the person’s identity, as a CNBC reporter pointed out.