A lawyer representing an unidentified intruder in a Congressional impeachment investigation was critical of "60 Minutes" after the broadcast Sunday, saying the program "misinterpreted" a letter from his legal team stating that his client was under federal protection.
Attorney Mark Zaid tweeted that the famed news program "completely misinterpreted the content of our letter," which he linked to in his Twitter post.
The allegations made by the individuals pose a major threat to Trump's presidency. The claim is that the president refused military aid from Ukraine and used it in an attempt to bring dirt to Bidens. The abuser also claims that the administration has taken care to "bury" a controversial July 25 phone call between Trump and President of Ukraine Vladimir Selensky.
Trump denies any wrongdoing and said he was just making sure the country ̵
"60 Minutes" reported Sunday that it had received a letter stating that the government whistle had been placed under federal protection because of safety concerns.
The report has a PDF of the September 28 letter from Compass Rose Law Group to Acting National Intelligence Officer Joseph Maguire.
The letter says, in part, "The purpose of this letter is to formally notify you of serious concerns we have about our client's personal safety. We appreciate your office's support so far to activate the right resources to ensure their safety. "
The letter did not mention the" support "or" resources "that were being offered.
Later, the news program tweeted that it was reaching out to its" sources and reporting to reporters. "
] Zaid asked if the program's response meant there was a source other than the letter sent by the legal team.
"Because if it doesn't work out and I know it doesn't, it literally makes up things. It does not help anyone, especially #whistleblower, "he tweeted.
The letter emphasized the urgency of protecting the offender and claimed that there was a $ 50,000 reward for customer information. The letter was signed by Andrew P.
"60 Minutes" did not immediately respond to a Fox News message early in the morning.
A social media user highlighted the statement in a legitimate letter to the group expressing gratitude to the service to Maguire to activate "appropriate resources to provide
E-mail to Zaid was not returned immediately.
Zaid said the talks were ongoing and we "continue to work with both parties in the House and Senate and we understand that everyone agrees that protecting the identity of the offender is paramount. "He said no time or date had been set.