The complaint, from a member of the intelligence community, remained opaque but involved at least one of the president’s communications with a foreign leader.
Presidential obstruction of the legal process created specifically to hold the Executive Branch accountable to Congress’s Intelligence Committees is clearly an impeachable offense on top of whatever abuses of power the whistleblower reported to the DNI. https://t.co/6cscIBqkEc
Breaking via NYT: The internal watchdog for American spy agencies declined repeatedly to disclose to lawmakers the content of a potentially explosive whistle-blower complaint that is said to involve a discussion between Trump and a foreign leader. https://t.co/fNWzZohQ7M
NYT: "Whistle-Blower’s Complaint Is Said to Involve Multiple Acts by Trump" https://t.co/ygVCxoj5Eg
“During a private session on Capitol Hill, Michael Atkinson, the inspector general of the intelligence community, told lawmakers he was unable to confirm or deny anything about the substance of the complaint, including whether it involved the president...” https://t.co/LgSOuSxKma
NYT confirms: At least part of the allegation in the whistleblower complaint deals with Ukraine, two people familiar with it said. https://t.co/zHFHAMEeiu
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 https://t.co/XNVyGnJ3rh
NEW: The whistleblower complaint goes beyond any single action by Trump https://t.co/cmCfVThIWk
NEW: A complaint by a whistle-blower said to involve President Trump was related to a series of actions that goes beyond any single discussion with a foreign leader. The complaint was related to multiple acts per the inspector general. https://t.co/xuDV1eDSMW
At the pace these leaks are coming, we’re going to know the full story by Monday. https://t.co/uSOBEw0IeN
NEW: At least part of the allegation in the whistleblower complaint involving TRUMP deals with UKRAINE, according to 2 people familiar with it. https://t.co/Sjrg3BXsYP
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Today in one sentence: The whistleblower complaint by an intelligence officer was triggered by a "promise" Trump made to a foreign leader; the White House and the Justice Department both advised the director of national intelligence that the whistleblower complaint is outside intelligence activities; Adam Schiff threatened to sue the Trump administration over its refusal to turn over the whistleblower complaint; and Trump sued his accounting firm and the New York district attorney to block eight years of his personal and corporate tax returns from being sent to state prosecutors.