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Adam Schiff says Trump whistleblower could testify 'as soon as this week'

The whistleblower who raised concerns about President Trump's communications with Ukraine's president could potentially testify before Congress in just a matter of days.

That's according to House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), who tweeted Tuesday that Democrats have been informed that the whistleblower would like to speak with the committee, and Democrats are consulting acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire about how he can do so.

Schiff also says that "we look forward to the whistleblower's testimony as soon as this week."

Reports emerged last week that this anonymous whistleblower was so troubled about Trump's communications with a foreign leader, later reported to be Ukraine's Volodymyr Zelensky, that he filed a formal complaint, which Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson marked as of "urgent concern." However, Maguire has withheld the full complaint from Congress. Trump announced Tuesday he has authorized the release of the transcript of his call with Zelensky, during which he reportedly pressed for an investigation into Biden's son, but Democrats have said the full whistleblower complaint must also be released.