Whistleblower Complaint Alleges Trump Is Using His Office To Solicit Foreign Interference In 2020 Election

The Washington Post reports:

The House Intelligence Committee has released a redacted version of a whistleblower complaint at the center of Democrats’ impeachment probe of President Donald Trump.

Lawmakers began reviewing a classified version of the complaint Wednesday evening ahead of testimony Thursday morning by acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire. House Democrats who have read the document say it’s “deeply disturbing.”

The whistleblower’s identity has not been made public. The complaint is at least in part related to a July phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in which Trump prodded Zelenskiy to investigate Democratic political rival Joe Biden.

NBC News reports:

A complaint from a whistleblower reveals there are witnesses who can back up their story and it indicates concern over the handling of the memo of President Donald Trump’s phone call with the President of Ukraine, according to a congressional source.

The whistleblower, whose identity remains unknown, says the record of the conversation on July 25 between Trump and Volodymyr Zelenskiy was treated in an unusual way, including part of it being over-classified in the whistleblower’s view, the congressional source said.