Whistleblower Warned White House Tried to "Lock Down" Ukraine Call Details

Whistleblower Warned White House Tried to

The complainant alleges that the Trump administration went to extraordinary lengths to keep the contents of a July phone conversation between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky a secret, and that several White House officials with direct knowledge of the conversation anxious that Trump had used his office to try to leverage his own political gain. "Our members came to their own decisions in their own time about this".

"If we fail to speak up - and act - now our foreign policy and national security will officially be on offer to those who can most effectively fulfill the President's personal prerogatives", the former officials said in their statement. The whistleblower, who says he spoke to at least six U.S. government officials, concluded that Trump was "using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country in the 2020 USA election", according to the text of the complaint released on Thursday. In the complaint, the whistleblower alleged Trump abused his powers to "solicit interference" from Ukraine in the upcoming 2020 election, and the White House took steps to cover it up.

A whistleblower's "urgent" concerns about a national security issue was made public Thursday after initial efforts by the Trump administration to block its transmission to Congress.

Here's a secret about authoritarian-minded leaders like President Donald Trump: They are their own best friends (they usually have few real friends), and they are their own worst enemies, especially when things are not going well for them. Trump has said he exerted "no pressure" on Kiev, a claim echoed by Zelensky. "And that's really very sad for them". But critics maintain that the president held up almost Dollars 400 million in military aid to Ukraine to pressure the Ukrainian leader.

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