President Donald Trump is reportedly infuriated by reports that Russia is tampering to get him reelected.
The president named Richard Grenell, a Trump loyalist, to replace Joseph Maguire as acting director of national intelligence this week.
Grenell, the U.S. ambassador to Germany, replaces Joseph Maguire as the acting head of intelligence.
The president and his defenders claim whistleblowers were previously required to report only firsthand information. But that's not true.
The president said he wants to meet the whistleblower behind the complaint fueling his impeachment inquiry, despite threatening the person last week.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the committee's chairman, said he expects the author of the whistleblower complaint to testify "very soon."
Trump allies are twisting a report that clears the whistleblower of partisan bias to argue the exact opposite.
The president reportedly made the comment as acting DNI Joseph Maguire testified about the complaint before the House Intelligence Committee.
Testifying before the House Intelligence Committee, he defended his decision to take the complaint to the White House first.
Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire says he withheld the whistleblower complaint from Congress because it involved someone who is not in the intelligence community.