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Trump conversation with foreign leader part of complaint that led to standoff between intel chief, Congress: report


Added 09-18-19 11:56:06pm EST - “President Trump's conversation with a foreign leader is a part of the whistleblower complaint that prompted a standoff between Congress and the intelligence community, two former U.S.” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Trump conversation with foreign leader part of complaint that led to standoff between intel chief, Congress: report”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpJimmy Carter: 'I hope there's an age limit' on presidency White House fires DHS general counsel: report Trump to cap California trip with visit to the border MORE's conversation with a foreign leader is a part of the whistleblower complaint that prompted a standoff between Congress and the intelligence community, two former U.S. officials told The Washington Post.

An official in the U.S. intelligence community filed a formal whistleblower complaint after the president's conversation with the foreign leader involved a "promise," the Post reported.

A former official also told the Post the conversation took place over the phone. It is unknown which foreign leader the president was communicating with.

Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson notified the House Intelligence Committee after deciding it was of "urgent concern," and he was required to pass the information to the committee, the Post reported.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffSchiff says Trump intel chief won't comply with subpoena over whistleblower Sunday shows - Guns dominate after Democratic debate Schiff: Diplomacy with Iran 'only way out of this situation' MORE (D-Calif.) has subpoenaed acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire to provide the complaint. Maguire is expected to appear at a committee hearing Thursday.

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