Whistleblower Complaint Declassified

Headline Roundup September 26th, 2019

The whistleblower complaint alleging President Donald Trump's misconduct in a July 25 phone call with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky has been declassified.

Many on the left consider the declassification another cause for Trump's impeachment; some on the right place less stock in the whistleblower's complaint, as the person apparently wasn't a witness to the call-in-question.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats who reviewed a secret whistleblower complaint involving President Donald Trump Wednesday called it “deeply disturbing” and said it gives them new leads to pursue as they consider impeachment.

The complaint from an intelligence community whistleblower, the document at the center of a firestorm about Trump’s handling of Ukraine, was made available to members of House and Senate intelligence committees Wednesday after weeks of delay. Lawmakers were allowed to see the complaint the evening before acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire was set to testify to...

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From the Left
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The House Intelligence Committee on Thursday released the declassified whistleblower complaint at the center of a standoff between the White House and Congress that led to a formal impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.

The complaint, which the administration initially withheld from Congress, was declassified with minimal redactions, and relates to Trump's July phone call with the president of Ukraine in which he asked his foreign counterpart to look into why that country's top prosecutor apparently had ended an investigation of the business dealings of Joe Biden’s son.

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From the Center
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The whistleblower complaint that focused on President Donald Trump’s request of Ukraine’s government to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden also alleges White House officials moved the records of some of Trump’s communications with foreign officials onto a separate computer network, according to a published report.

The Washington Post, citing a person who has read the complaint, reported the whistleblower alleged officials moved communications from Trump’s July 25 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky onto a different network.

The Wall Street Journal reported the complaint involves more than one episode...

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