The whistleblower whose bombshell report set off an impeachment inquiry into President Trump is reportedly a CIA officer who at one point worked at the White House.
The whistleblower has returned to the CIA since the report emerged, the New York Times on Thursday quoted “people familiar with his identity as saying.
No other details about the whistleblower were known, though the Times noted that attributes of his report suggested he was trained as an analyst and had deep knowledge of U.S. policy on Europe.
The new details emerged as members of the House Intelligence Committee were grilling acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire.
The whistleblower’s lawyer Mark Zaid said publication of the new details "will place this individual in a much more dangerous situation.
“Publishing details about the whistleblower will only lead to identification of someone, whether our client or the wrong person, as the whistleblower," the attorney said.