Trump faces firestorm after identifying alleged whistleblower

US President Donald Trump. PHOTO | BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Trump is ending 2019 as the third president in US history to be impeached after pressuring Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden, a rival in his 2020 reelection bid.
  • Democrats have also angrily berated the Republicans' apparent strategy of allowing no live witnesses or new documentary evidence at the trial.

Washington,
Donald Trump faced calls from his own party to show more restraint on Twitter amid a storm of outrage Sunday over the president revealing the name of a man widely thought to be the whistleblower who triggered his impeachment.

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