The CIA whistleblower’s attorney Mark Zaid said on Sunday To CBS’s “Face The Nation” host Margaret Brennan that his client is willing to answer questions from GOP House members.
Attorney Mark Zaid told CBS News that he contacted Representative Devin Nunes, the ranking member for the Republicans in the House Intelligence Committee, Saturday to say his client is willing to answer Republicans’ questions under oath and with the penalty of perjury. The one condition is that GOP lawmakers would need to submit their questions in writing to the whistleblower’s legal team.
The attorney also said that the inspector general of the intelligence community could verify the identity of the whistleblower’s identity in order to protect his anonymity.
Nunes’ office has not responded to requests for comment.
The CIA whistleblower attorney Mark Zaid would not previously confirm an earlier report that his client is Eric Ciaramella.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said on Sunday that he was not aware of the offer made to his House members.
“I have never received that offer, and I’m the lead Republican,” McCarthy said.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said to “Face The Nation” last month that the whistleblower’s testimony may not be needed anymore.
“Given that we already have the call record, we don’t need the whistleblower, who wasn’t on the call, to tell us what took place during the call,” Schiff said on October 13, “We have the best evidence of that.”
Paul Sperry at Real Clear Investigations recently alleged that a CIA analyst Eric Ciaramella is Adam Schiff’s “whistleblower” and that he triggered the recent impeachment proceedings against President Trump.