Whistleblower Complaint About Trump Declassified, May Be Released Thursday

September 26, 2019

Three sources told CNN that the whistleblower complaint about President Donald Trump's communications with Ukraine has been declassified and could be released as soon as Thursday. GOP Rep. Chris Stewart confirmed declassification "with minimal redactions." Members of the House and Senate were finally able to read the complaint Wednesday afternoon. Democrats said it reinforced Nancy Pelosi's decision to launch an impeachment inquiry, with House Intelligence chairman Adam Schiff calling it "deeply credible." Republicans who viewed the complaint downplayed its significance, while Trump has maintained all along that he did nothing wrong. The Ukraine issue exploded last week after the intelligence community inspector general said a credible whistleblower complaint was being illegally blocked from congress, and that it raised concerns about multiple actions by Trump to pressure Ukraine to dig up dirt on political rival Joe Biden. Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire, who is still reportedly blocking lawmakers from seeing the full report, is scheduled to appear before both the House and Senate Intelligence Committees on Thursday.