Lawyer for Ukraine whistleblower threatens to sue Trump if he keeps attacking them, but the president's associates have already been spreading their alleged identity for days

Associated Press/Evan Vucci President Donald Trump has repeatedly attacked the whistleblower who reported his call with the Ukrainian president, accusing him of working for the Democrats and lodging a "fake" complaint. It has been so bad that the whistleblower's lawyer has issued a "cease and desist" letter to the White House telling Trump to stop, CNN reported. "I am writing out of deep concern that [the president] is engaging in rhetoric and activity that places my client, the Intelligence Community Whistleblower, and their family in physical danger," Andrew Bakaj wrote, according to CNN. The letter comes after Trump's supporters and associates, including his son and right-wing websites, have published the name of someone they allege is the whistleblower. Some have noted that the whistleblower's identity is actually irrelevant because many officials have corroborated their account on the record since the complaint was published. Business Insider has not been able to verify the whistleblower's alleged identity, and is not repeating it in this article. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The lawyer for the intelligence-community whistleblower who reported President Donald Trump's July 25 call with the Ukrainian president has issued a "cease and desist " letter calling on the president to stop attacking his client, CNN reported. The whistleblower's complaint, which was made public in late September, sparked a House impeachment inquiry into Trump. Multiple diplomats have since turned on the president and said he deliberately withheld military aid to Ukraine in exchange for an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden and his family.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Extremists turned a frog meme into a hate symbol, but Hong Kong protesters revived it as an emblem of hopeSee Also:Here's every way Republicans have tried and failed to defend Trump as the impeachment inquiry snowballsOne of Trump's most damaging witnesses is on the frontlines of Ukraine's war, only days before his public impeachment testimonyA judge ordered Trump to pay $2 million to settle a lawsuit alleging he and his children repeatedly broke charity laws