nearvideo acting DNI Joseph Maguire, testifies at a House Intelligence Committee hearing
The Deputy Director of National Intelligence, Joseph Maguire is scheduled to testify publicly before the House Intelligence Committee, Thursday, in the midst of chaos to Ukraine, a whistleblower call complaint, has suggested that a formal impeachment inquiry against President Trump.
Maguire’s testimony comes just moments after the House Intelligence Committee, released the declassified whistleblower complaint to the public. The complaint cited “several White house officials with direct knowledge of the call” between President Trump and Ukrainian presidents Vladimir Zelensky, and throws to try and Trump “, the pressure of the Ukrainian leaders to take action to help the President’s 2020 chances of re-election.” It also claims that the White house is trying to “access” to the records of the call.
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The complaint goes on to claim that the White house officials said they were “guided” by the White house lawyers to remove a copy of the call from the computer system, where they are normally kept. Instead, the Protocol was reportedly used recorded on another system, in the rule for classified information.
On Wednesday, Trump administration, a shared version of the whistleblower to transfer the complaint to the house Intelligence Committee. A cross-party group of deputies, which was granted to this Committee and the Senate Intelligence Committee, access to the document in a secure and classified setting on Wednesday evening in front of Maguire’s expected testimony.
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The complaint contains allegations with reference to the President Trump the call with Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky in July, when he allegedly set under pressure to investigate him, former Vice-President Joe Biden and his son Hunter.
Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, told Fox News late Wednesday that he had viewed the released complaint and said it did not contain any new negative information.
Stewart, The Ingraham angle, said late Wednesday that he was initially “afraid” before he looked at the complaint, but is now much more confident than I was this morning, that goes nowhere.”
“There are simply no surprises there,” he said.
The White house released on Wednesday, which is a non-classified version of the transcript of the highly controversial call. The memo, this does not necessarily mean a “verbatim transcript”, but is based on “notes and reminders”, one of which memorializing the call, shows trump congratulate Zelensky on his election victory in front of Trump finally gets to the topic of the three-piece, searches, an investigation, in any Form.
Trump initially a “favor” and “find out what happened” with the hack from the DNC server to be asked to do Zelensky, in 2016. He refers to CrowdStrike, a cyber-company used by the DNC for the investigation of the attacks.
Then, Trump went on to help in the investigation of the three-piece.
“The other thing, there is talk of Biden’ s son is much that Biden finished want to the law enforcement and a lot of people to find out about the so what can you do with the attorney-General would be great said,” Trump. “Biden went on to boast that he ended the persecution of so if you are looking into it…It sounds terrible for me.”
This refers to Joe Biden, during the Vice-President urges Ukraine to fire was its top Prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, who is the investigation of the natural gas company Burisma Holdings — where Hunter Biden was on the Board. Biden has claimed that the corruption is asked concerns his intervention.
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While the transcript of Trump’s press shows Ukraine “look in” the three-piece, it shows that the US President explicitly the link, the request to US aid that was frozen days earlier, a detail that fueled charges calls at the beginning of this week, and helped prompt House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to announce a formal indictment request on Tuesday.
Hours after the Protocol was published, Trump met with Zelensky on the sidelines of the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York City. Reporters asked Zelensky on the call with trump, and whether he felt under pressure by the U.S. President, as alleged by the whistleblower, an allegation he denied.
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“I think that you read everything. I’m sorry, but I don’t want to be involved in democratic elections of the United States,” he said. “We had a good phone call. It was normal, we talked about many things.”
He added: “I think you read it, that nobody pushed me.”
Maguire is also expected to answer questions about the whistleblower, the “political bias”, as the found of the secret services inspector general, that there are signs of the whistleblower being “in favor of a competing political candidate” of the trump showed.
Fox News’ Chad Pergram, Gregg Re, Ed, Henry, and Jake Gibson contributed to this report.