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Whistleblower worried about election interference

by Harvest Prude
Posted 9/26/19, 12:39 pm

WASHINGTON—The whistleblower who raised concerns about President Donald Trump’s July phone call to the Ukrainian president said he thought Trump meant to “solicit interference from a foreign country” in the upcoming presidential election. On Thursday, the House Intelligence Committee released a declassified portion of the complaint. The person who filed it noted he or she got the information from White House officials, not firsthand. The White House attempted to “lock down” records of the call by storing them in a separate electronic system used to handle sensitive information, the complaint said. The Trump administration released a memo Wednesday about the contents of the call.

How has the White House responded? On Twitter, the president accused Democrats of attempting to destroy the Republican Party. Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire testified to the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday that he initially withheld the complaint from Congress because the contents were the kind “typically subject to executive privilege.”

Dig deeper: Read the letter from Inspector General Michael Atkinson to Maguire in which he explained why he thought the complaint constituted an “urgent concern.”


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Harvest Prude

Harvest is a reporter for WORLD based in Washington, D.C.

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  • OldMike
    Posted: Thu, 09/26/2019 03:10 pm

    Note to self:

    Send a bunch of emails and letters to Pelosi et al demanding the House Dems go full-speed-ahead on impeachment. 

    While I’m at it, I think I’ll also demand the House Dems start working to ban AND confiscate assault weapons.  And demand they work harder on laws to force religious organizations to accept GLBT-whatever leaders.  

    West Coast Gramma, John Kloosterman, Hans, etc:  Better start writing lots of letters warning House Democrats that a LOT of the letters and emails they receive in support of impeachment and Democratic agenda items are actually from conservatives, meant to egg them on to doing rash things!  

    Hahahaha! fellow conservatives, join me in messing with their heads!

     

  • NEWS2ME
    Posted: Thu, 09/26/2019 07:48 pm

    No thanks!

    If I want talking points from MSNBC and the View, I will go there to get them. It's all the same news.

    Conservatives are corrupt and Dems can do no wrong. Conservatives lie and Dems always tell the truth and are transparent. 

    They even got mad at Trump for NOT threatening Putin about NOT interferring with our future elections.

    And if Trump had threatened Putin, they would have accused him of trying to start a war with Russia. 

     

  • NEWS2ME
    Posted: Thu, 09/26/2019 07:50 pm

    One set of rules for Dems and another set of rules for Republicans. 

    Targeting Trump's family is good, targeting a Dem. family is EVIL.

  • NEWS2ME
    Posted: Thu, 09/26/2019 07:53 pm

    Wind Turbines killing Eagles is good. 

    Solar panels that kill birds and pile up in landfills is good. 

    Solar panels that take land from desert tortoises is good?

  • NEWS2ME
    Posted: Thu, 09/26/2019 07:56 pm

    Obama's people are still spying on Trump in the White House.

    When will it end???!!! 

  • NEWS2ME
    Posted: Thu, 09/26/2019 07:57 pm

    It's all about keeping Trump busy because Trump might find out what is really going on with the votes.

    TRUE THE VOTE, Trump.

    Trump 2020

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    Xion
    Posted: Thu, 09/26/2019 08:17 pm

    Election interference?  Somebody outta be outraged!

  • NEWS2ME
    Posted: Thu, 09/26/2019 08:49 pm

    It's REALLY SAD that the LEFT makes stuff up that they know only LIBERALS need to hear. If LIBERALS say it happened, it happened. Anything else is lies made up by conservative liars.

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