FULL REPORT: House Intelligence Committee releases 9-page whistleblower complaint

The released report is a redacted, declassified version of the complaint that can be made public.

Associated Press
September 26, 2019 - 8:00 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — House intelligence committee releases a redacted version of the whistleblower complaint, which says White House tried to "lock down" records of President Donald Trump's call with Ukraine president.

The White House claims the intelligence whistleblower's complaint about Trump's efforts to seek dirt from Ukraine on former Vice President Joe Biden "shows nothing improper.''

Press secretary Stephanie Grisham argues the complaint "is nothing more than a collection of third-hand accounts of events and cobbled-together press clippings.''

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Grisham adds that Trump released a rough transcript of his call with Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Wednesday "because he has nothing to hide.''

Read the 9-page report here:

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House Democrats who have read the document say it's "deeply disturbing.''

Grisham says, "The White House will continue to push back on the hysteria and false narratives being peddled by Democrats and many in the main stream media.''

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Members of Congress have a redacted, declassified version of an intelligence whistleblower complaint that is at the center of House Democrats’ impeachment probe into President Donald Trump.

A person familiar with the matter but not authorized to discuss it publicly says the redacted complaint is expected to be released Thursday morning. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity.

Lawmakers began reviewing a classified version of the complaint Wednesday evening ahead of testimony Thursday morning by acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire.

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. The White House released a rough transcript of that call Wednesday morning.