The whistleblowers had previously offered to answer the questions of the legislators on oath and in writing if presented by the House Intelligence Committee as a whole. This new offer would be a direct channel of communication with Republicans who are in the minority on this committee. Republican leadership complains that the trial is unfair and too restrictive of their ability to question witnesses.
In a series of tweets, Zaid stated that Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee are seeking to "disclose our client's identity, which could endanger their safety as well as that of their family. "
" Despite HPSCI's longstanding policy of protecting #whistleblowers, especially anonymity (btw, this was in line with my w / GOP efforts in #Benghazi), the GOP has tried to disclose our client's identity that could endangering their safety as well as that of their family, "Tweed tweeted on Sunday morning.
The lawyer continued: "We have offered @DevinNunes, a qualifying member of HPSCI, an opportunity for minorities to send written questions to WBer through a legal team. Questions cannot seek to identify information in respect of which we will not provide or otherwise, we will be inappropriate. We will guarantee timely responses. We are ready to cooperate and guarantee facts ̵
Zaid stated that the offer underscores the client's desire to guarantee, that his complaint would currently preferred to supply discussed non-partisan way. "Being a whistle is not a guerrilla job, nor is impeachment a goal. This is not our role," Zaid tweeted, adding that "they are ready to co-operate and guarantee facts – not partisanship – dictate any process involving" his client. .