Trump news – live: Republicans turn on president over ‘civil war’ threat as impeachment momentum gathers

Trump news - live: Republicans turn on president over 'civil war' threat as impeachment momentum gathersDonald Trump has demanded he be given the chance to meet with the anonymous whistleblower who sounded the alarm over his call with Volodymyr Zelensky in which he asked the Ukrainian president to pursue a corruption investigation into Democratic 2020 front-runner Joe Biden.“Like every American, I deserve to meet my accuser,” the president tweeted, as lawyers expressed concern for the safety of the informant and fellow Republicans attacked Mr Trump’s decision to quote a pastor warning Congress’s new impeachment inquiry could trigger “a Civil War-like fracture”, with one congressman branding the rhetoric “beyond repugnant”.