US President Donald Trump said on November 3, that the name of the whistleblower whose actions spurred an impeachment enquiry should be revealed because he believes the person had given incorrect information. President Trump without citing any evidence said that the whistleblower could potentially be guilty of fraud. Trump said that the whistleblower made up a story and gave purely false information.
An impeachment inquiry against President Trump was initiated on September 24 by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. It started after a whistleblower alleged that President Trump and other top government officials had pressurized Ukraine to investigate former US Vice President and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son Hunter abusing the power of the presidency to advance Trump's personal and political interests. Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani took part in the quid pro quo campaign to pressure the Ukrainian government to take actions that would be beneficial to Trump's 2020 presidential campaign. Trump's government alleged that incorrect information was being given. The first whistleblower complain was given to the opposition on September 25, 2019, and released to the public the next day. The second whistleblower complains came on October 5 with additional information regarding the July 25 call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Trump and Giuliani are alleged to have repeatedly pressurizing the government of Ukraine to investigate the Bidens. The whistleblower's report alleged that Trump's actions had been so horrifying that White House officials immediately attempted to cover it up. The White House officially responded to the impeachment proceedings in a letter from White House Counsel Pat Cipollone to House Speaker Pelosi that it would cease all cooperation with the investigation due to concerns including that there had been no vote of the full House, and that interviews of witnesses were being conducted behind closed doors. From May to August 2019, Trump and his personal attorney put pressure on the Ukrainian government to investigate business activities of Hunter Biden, son of Joe Biden who had taken a board seat on Ukrainian natural gas company. As of September 2019, no evidence has been found of any wrongdoing by the Bidens.