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Whistleblower Complaint Reportedly Involved Trump's Pledge To A Foreign Leader


Added 09-18-19 11:54:02pm EST - “The acting director of national intelligence has refused to hand over the complaint to Congress. The former director, Dan Coats, left last month.” - Huffpost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Huffpost.com: “Whistleblower Complaint Reportedly Involved Trump's Pledge To A Foreign Leader”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The secret whistleblower complaint that the acting director of national intelligence has refused to hand over to Congress involves President Donald Trump’s “communications with a foreign leader,” The Washington Post reported Wednesday, citing two former U.S. officials familiar with the complaint.

The officials said Trump’s interaction with the foreign leader, whose identity was not disclosed, included a “promise” made by the president that was regarded as concerning by the intelligence official who filed a formal whistleblower complaint with the intelligence community inspector general.

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said in a statement that the inspector general had determined this complaint to be “both credible and urgent.”

“Trump’s interaction w/foreign leader included a ‘promise’ so troubling that it prompted a whistleblower complaint.“complaint was filed 8/12. WH records indicate Trump had interactions with 5 foreign leaders in preceding weeks, including a call w/Putin”https://t.co/YqaRtR5lmn

Schiff filed a subpoena last week to force Joseph Maguire, the acting intelligence chief, to hand over the complaint to his committee. Schiff accused Maguire of illegally withholding the information “in order to cover up serious misconduct.” The former director, Dan Coats, resigned last month.

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