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BLOW — WHISTLE BLOWER IN THIS EXPLODINGEING — WHISTLE BLOWER IN THIS EXPLODINGEING CONTROVERSY. THIS EXPLODINGEING CONTROVERSY.>>Reporter: IF HOUSE CONTROVERSY.>>Reporter: IF HOUSE DEMOCRATS DO MOVE TO>>Reporter: IF HOUSE DEMOCRATS DO MOVE TO IMPEACH PRESIDENT DEMOCRATS DO MOVE TO IMPEACH PRESIDENT TRUMP, THE TOP SENATE IMPEACH PRESIDENT TRUMP, THE TOP SENATE REPUBLICAN IS TRUMP, THE TOP SENATE REPUBLICAN IS ACKNOWLEDGING HE HAS REPUBLICAN IS ACKNOWLEDGING HE HAS NO CHOICE BUT TO TAKE ACKNOWLEDGING HE HAS NO CHOICE BUT TO TAKE IT UP IN THAT CHAMBER. NO CHOICE BUT TO TAKE IT UP IN THAT CHAMBER. IT COMES AFTER ANOTHER IT UP IN THAT CHAMBER. IT COMES AFTER ANOTHER TWIST THAT NEW IT COMES AFTER ANOTHER TWIST THAT NEW SUBPOENA FROM ONE OF TWIST THAT NEW SUBPOENA FROM ONE OF THE PRESIDENT’S MOST SUBPOENA FROM ONE OF THE PRESIDENT’S MOST LOYAL DEFENDERS. THE PRESIDENT’S MOST LOYAL DEFENDERS. THE PRESIDENT’S LOYAL DEFENDERS. THE PRESIDENT’S ATTORNEY NOW FACING A THE PRESIDENT’S ATTORNEY NOW FACING A LEGAL BATTLE OF HIS ATTORNEY NOW FACING A LEGAL BATTLE OF HIS OWN TONIGHT AS THREE LEGAL BATTLE OF HIS OWN TONIGHT AS THREE HOUSE COMMITTEES OWN TONIGHT AS THREE HOUSE COMMITTEES SUBPOENA RUDY GIULIANI HOUSE COMMITTEES SUBPOENA RUDY GIULIANI LOOKING FOR DOCUMENTS SUBPOENA RUDY GIULIANI LOOKING FOR DOCUMENTS ABOUT HIS INTERACTIONS LOOKING FOR DOCUMENTS ABOUT HIS INTERACTIONS WITH UKRAINE, THOUGH ABOUT HIS INTERACTIONS WITH UKRAINE, THOUGH NOT HIS TESTIMONY YET. WITH UKRAINE, THOUGH NOT HIS TESTIMONY YET.>>WILL YOU TESTIFY? NOT HIS TESTIMONY YET.>>WILL YOU TESTIFY?>>I CAN’T ANSWER THAT>>WILL YOU TESTIFY?>>I CAN’T ANSWER THAT QUESTION RIGHT NOW.>>I CAN’T ANSWER THAT QUESTION RIGHT NOW.>>Reporter: IT’S THE QUESTION RIGHT NOW.>>Reporter: IT’S THE LATEST MOVE BY>>Reporter: IT’S THE LATEST MOVE BY DEMOCRATS RAMPING UP LATEST MOVE BY DEMOCRATS RAMPING UP THEIR IMPEACHMENT PUSH DEMOCRATS RAMPING UP THEIR IMPEACHMENT PUSH AS PRESIDENT TRUMP THEIR IMPEACHMENT PUSH AS PRESIDENT TRUMP RAMPS UP HIS OWN AS PRESIDENT TRUMP RAMPS UP HIS OWN ATTACK ON THE WHISTLE RAMPS UP HIS OWN ATTACK ON THE WHISTLE BLOWER. ATTACK ON THE WHISTLE BLOWER.>>MR. PRESIDENT, DO BLOWER.>>MR. PRESIDENT, DO YOU KNOW WHO THE>>MR. PRESIDENT, DO YOU KNOW WHO THE WHISTLE BLOWER IS, YOU KNOW WHO THE WHISTLE BLOWER IS, SIR? WHISTLE BLOWER IS, SIR?>>WELL, WE’RE TRYING SIR?>>WELL, WE’RE TRYING TO FIND OUT ABOUT A>>WELL, WE’RE TRYING TO FIND OUT ABOUT A WHISTLE BLOWER. TO FIND OUT ABOUT A WHISTLE BLOWER. WE HAVE A WHISTLE WHISTLE BLOWER. WE HAVE A WHISTLE BLOWER THAT REPORTS WE HAVE A WHISTLE BLOWER THAT REPORTS THINGS INCORRECT. BLOWER THAT REPORTS THINGS INCORRECT. AS YOU KNOW AND YOU THINGS INCORRECT. AS YOU KNOW AND YOU PROBABLY NOW HAVE AS YOU KNOW AND YOU PROBABLY NOW HAVE FIGURED IT OUT, THE PROBABLY NOW HAVE FIGURED IT OUT, THE STATEMENT I MADE TO FIGURED IT OUT, THE STATEMENT I MADE TO THE PRESIDENT OF STATEMENT I MADE TO THE PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE, GOOD MAN, THE PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE, GOOD MAN, NICE MAN KNEW WAS UKRAINE, GOOD MAN, NICE MAN KNEW WAS PERFECT. NICE MAN KNEW WAS PERFECT. IT WAS PERFECT. PERFECT. IT WAS PERFECT. WHEN THE WHISTLE IT WAS PERFECT. WHEN THE WHISTLE BLOWER REPORTED IT, HE WHEN THE WHISTLE BLOWER REPORTED IT, HE MADE IT SOUND BLOWER REPORTED IT, HE MADE IT SOUND TERRIBLE. MADE IT SOUND TERRIBLE.>>Reporter: TERRIBLE.>>Reporter: WHISTLE-BLOWERS ARE>>Reporter: WHISTLE-BLOWERS ARE PROTECTED UNDER THE WHISTLE-BLOWERS ARE PROTECTED UNDER THE LAW. PROTECTED UNDER THE LAW.>>ACROSS THE BOARD LAW.>>ACROSS THE BOARD PEOPLE HAVE SAID>>ACROSS THE BOARD PEOPLE HAVE SAID WHISTLE-BLOWERS NEED PEOPLE HAVE SAID WHISTLE-BLOWERS NEED TO BE ABLE TO SPEAK WHISTLE-BLOWERS NEED TO BE ABLE TO SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER. TO BE ABLE TO SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER. MY OPINION IS THE TRUTH TO POWER. MY OPINION IS THE PRESIDENT HAS GONE MY OPINION IS THE PRESIDENT HAS GONE COMPLETELY AGAINST THE PRESIDENT HAS GONE COMPLETELY AGAINST THE NOTION OF THAT STATUTE COMPLETELY AGAINST THE NOTION OF THAT STATUTE AND THAT CRITICALLY NOTION OF THAT STATUTE AND THAT CRITICALLY IMPORTANT PROGRAM. AND THAT CRITICALLY IMPORTANT PROGRAM.>>Reporter: NBC NEWS IMPORTANT PROGRAM.>>Reporter: NBC NEWS IS LEARNING MORE ABOUT>>Reporter: NBC NEWS IS LEARNING MORE ABOUT THAT CONTROVERSIAL IS LEARNING MORE ABOUT THAT CONTROVERSIAL CALL IN WHICH THE THAT CONTROVERSIAL CALL IN WHICH THE PRESIDENT ENCOURAGED CALL IN WHICH THE PRESIDENT ENCOURAGED THE UKRAINIAN LEADER PRESIDENT ENCOURAGED THE UKRAINIAN LEADER TO SEARCH FOR DAMAGING THE UKRAINIAN LEADER TO SEARCH FOR DAMAGING INFORMATION ABOUT THE TO SEARCH FOR DAMAGING INFORMATION ABOUT THE BIDENS, A CALL HIS INFORMATION ABOUT THE BIDENS, A CALL HIS FORMER NATIONAL BIDENS, A CALL HIS FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR APPARENTLY URGED HIM SECURITY ADVISOR APPARENTLY URGED HIM NOT TO MAKE. APPARENTLY URGED HIM NOT TO MAKE.>>THESE ARE QUESTIONS NOT TO MAKE.>>THESE ARE QUESTIONS THAT NEED TO FOCUS OUR>>THESE ARE QUESTIONS THAT NEED TO FOCUS OUR ATTENTION. THAT NEED TO FOCUS OUR ATTENTION.>>Reporter: JOHN ATTENTION.>>Reporter: JOHN BOLTON NOT ADDRESSING>>Reporter: JOHN BOLTON NOT ADDRESSING THAT TODAY BUT BOLTON NOT ADDRESSING THAT TODAY BUT MULTIPLE CURRENT AND THAT TODAY BUT MULTIPLE CURRENT AND FORMER ADMINISTRATION MULTIPLE CURRENT AND FORMER ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS SAY BOLTON FORMER ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS SAY BOLTON WAS CONCERNED THE OFFICIALS SAY BOLTON WAS CONCERNED THE PRESIDENT WASN’T WAS CONCERNED THE PRESIDENT WASN’T COORDINATING WITH PRESIDENT WASN’T COORDINATING WITH ADVISORS ON WHAT TO COORDINATING WITH ADVISORS ON WHAT TO SAY AND MIGHT AIR ADVISORS ON WHAT TO SAY AND MIGHT AIR PERSONAL GRIEVANCEEANCESGRIEVAN SAY AND MIGHT AIR PERSONAL GRIEVANCEEANCESGRIEVAN NOW INFORMATION ABOUT PERSONAL GRIEVANCEEANCESGRIEVAN NOW INFORMATION ABOUT ANOTHER PHONE CALL NOW INFORMATION ABOUT ANOTHER PHONE CALL WITH A FOREIGN LEADER. ANOTHER PHONE CALL WITH A FOREIGN LEADER. PRESIDENT TRUMP WITH A FOREIGN LEADER. PRESIDENT TRUMP RECENTLY ASKED THE PRESIDENT TRUMP RECENTLY ASKED THE PRIME MINISTER OF RECENTLY ASKED THE PRIME MINISTER OF AUSTRALIA FOR HELP IN PRIME MINISTER OF AUSTRALIA FOR HELP IN A JUSTICE DEPARTMENT AUSTRALIA FOR HELP IN A JUSTICE DEPARTMENT EFFORT TO LOOK INTO A JUSTICE DEPARTMENT EFFORT TO LOOK INTO THE ORGANIZEIGINS OF THE EFFORT TO LOOK INTO THE ORGANIZEIGINS OF THE MUELLER INVESTIGATION. THE ORGANIZEIGINS OF THE MUELLER INVESTIGATION. A WHITE HOUSE MUELLER INVESTIGATION. A WHITE HOUSE SPOKESPERSON SAYING A WHITE HOUSE SPOKESPERSON SAYING THE DOJ HAVE THE SPOKESPERSON SAYING THE DOJ HAVE THE PRESIDENT PROVIDE

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