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Schiff says whistleblower wants to talk to House intelligence Committee
House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Adam Schiff announced Tuesday that the whistleblower who filed a mysterious complaint, which includes allegations about President Donald Trump's conduct, would like to speak to the committee. The whistleblower has requested guidance from acting DNI Joseph Maguire on how to do so, Schiff said."We have been informed by the whistleblower's counsel that their client would like to speak to our committee and has requested guidance from the Acting DNI as to how to do so," Schiff tweeted.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said on Sunday that Congress is looking to obtain President Trump's calls with Russian President Vladimir Putin amid allegations that the White House is attempting to hide calls with foreign leaders.
"The paramount need here is to protect the national security of the United States and see whether, in the conversations with other world leaders and, in particular, with Putin, that the president was also undermining our security in a way that he thought would personally benefit his campaign," Schiff said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press."
Schiff describes whistleblower complaint as 'most graphic evidence yet' against Trump
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) described the whistleblower complaint against President Trump as the "most graphic evidence yet" that Trump has abused his oath of office. © Greg Nash Schiff describes whistleblower complaint as 'most graphic evidence yet' against Trump Trump "sacrificed our national security and the Constitution for his personal political benefit" during a July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Schiff said in his opening statement at a hearing on the complaint, which was made public minutes before he spoke.
"If those conversations with Putin or with other world leaders are sequestered in that same electronic file that is meant for covert action, not meant for this, if there's an effort to hide those and cover those up, yes, we're determined to find out," he added.
A whistleblower complaint alleges the Trump administration put a conversation Trump had with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky on a highly classified server. A partial transcript of the call shows Trump asking Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, a 2020 Democratic candidate, and his son.
The House launched an impeachment inquiry into Trump last week after the new allegations over the call with Ukraine emerged.
Trump has defended the call, saying there was nothing inappropriate about it.
Kremlin questions veracity of report on Trump-Putin calls .
Russian President Vladimir Putin's office dismissed as untrustworthy on Monday a Washington Post report about his telephone conversations with U.S. President Donald Trump. Trump's calls with foreign leaders have come into sharper media focus since his opponents in the House of Representatives launched a formal impeachment inquiry alleging that he pressed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to investigate Joe Biden, one of Trump's political rivals.According to the Oct. 4 Washington Post report, in one of his first calls with a foreign leader after becoming U.S.
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