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.
Whistleblower complaint alleges WH officials were directed by WH lawyers to “remove the electronic transcript from the computer system in which such transcripts are typically stored for coordination, finalization, and distribution to cabinet level officials.” pic.twitter.com/APkLyUpWw6
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) September 26, 2019
Breaking: The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence has released the declassified whistleblower complaint. The complaint can be viewed here: https://t.co/sAjcf9g5Qx
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) September 26, 2019
The whistleblower complaint is out and it starts by saying that the person is concerned Trump is “using power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country in the 2020 U.S. election.” Page one. https://t.co/8oLv2fhKVY
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) September 26, 2019
Page one of the whistleblower complaint.
— Angry Staffer (@AngrierWHStaff) September 26, 2019