Lawyer says 2nd whistleblower backs complaint


A second whistleblower has spoken to the intelligence community's internal watchdog and has information that supports an original whistleblower's complaint about President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine.

That's according to a lawyer for the original whistleblower, who filed a formal complaint with the inspector general last month that's triggered the impeachment inquiry.  

Lawyer Mark Zaid tells The Associated Press in a text message that the second whistleblower, who also works in intelligence, hasn't filed a complaint with the inspector general but has ``firsthand knowledge that supported'' the original whistleblower.   

The original whistleblower complained that Trump was ``using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country'' in the 2020 U.S. election. 

rump and his supporters have rejected the accusations that he did anything improper.