The New York Times reports:
A potentially explosive complaint by a whistle-blower in the intelligence community said to involve President Trump was related to a series of actions that goes beyond any single discussion with a foreign leader, according to interviews on Thursday.
The complaint was related to multiple acts, Michael Atkinson, the inspector general for American spy agencies, told lawmakers during a private briefing, two officials familiar with it said. But he declined to discuss specifics, including whether the complaint involved the president, according to committee members.
Separately, a person familiar with the whistle-blower’s complaint said it involves in part a commitment that Mr. Trump made in a communication with another world leader. The Washington Post first reported the nature of that discussion. But no single communication was at the root of the complaint, another person familiar with it said.
NYT: "Whistle-Blower’s Complaint Is Said to Involve Multiple Acts by Trump"https://t.co/ygVCxoj5Eg
— Aaron Blake (@AaronBlake) September 19, 2019
SCHIFF: “There is no privilege that covers whether the White House is involved in trying to stifle a whistleblower complaint.”
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) September 19, 2019
NEW: IC IG told lawmakers today that the complaint involved multiple acts, not a single one, per two sources.
Separately, other sources tell NYT it involved a commitment by Trump to a world leader, though its not rooted in just a single communication
— Nicholas Fandos (@npfandos) September 19, 2019