Trump demands whistleblower testify, as ex-aide talks to Congress Oct 15, 2019 0 1124 12345 AFPWashingtonDonald Trump demanded on Monday that a whistleblower whose warning about the US president’s call with Ukraine triggered the impeachment inquiry against him be identified and testify before Congress.As the president menaced the person who exposed his potential wrongdoing, Trump faced a new setback with his former top Russia advisor, Fiona Hill, sitting for a closed-door deposition on Monday before Capitol Hill lawmakers.Hill served in the National Security Council but left the administration shortly before Trump’s July 25 call with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky.Democrats expect her to share her concerns about Trump’s involvement in the Ukraine scandal, including his ouster of the US ambassador to Kiev Marie Yovanovitch, who testified to Congress last week.Hill, according to her lawyer, made no remarks to reporters as she entered the secure meeting room in the US Capitol for a deposition expected to last several hours.Trump has repeatedly pushed for the unmasking of the unidentified author of a complaint that said Trump may have abused his power on the call by urging Ukraine to dig up dirt on Joe Biden.Whistleblowers are protected by US law, and revealing their identity is a crime. RELATED ARTICLES Mobile phones back in Indian Kashmir, but internet still down Oct 15, 2019 0 1025 Brexit on Oct 31 a ‘priority’ for UK govt, says Queen Oct 15, 2019 0 753 UK’s William & Kate begin ‘complex’ tour of Pakistan Oct 15, 2019 0 539 US TRIO WIN NOBEL ECONOMICS PRIZE FOR WORK ON POVERTY A computer screen displays the co-winners of the 2019 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel (from left) Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer during a press conference at the .. Philippine drug war chief quits amid narcotics scandal Manila: The Philippines’ top policeman, who leads the nation’s deadly drugs crackdown, quit on Monday as he faces allegations of protecting officers accused of selling a huge haul of seized narcotics. Albayalde’s .. Pakistan hopes to be removed from terrorist financing watch list Islamabad: Pakistan expressed optimism on Monday that it would be removed from the global watch list on terrorist financing as the country’s status was being reviewed. Pakistan and its powerful military are often .. Demonstrations in Barcelona as Spain jails Catalan leaders Barcelona: Spain’s Supreme Court sentenced nine Catalan separatist leaders to heavy jail terms on Monday over the failed 2017 independence bid, bringing thousands of angry protesters on to the streets of Barcelona and ..