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President Trump congratulates the newly elected President of Ukraine, before they can report in a discussion of foreign aid; chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge.
A Trump senior administration official acknowledged Friday, the White house lawyers, the transcript of the President Trump to move the July-phone call with Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky, a very secure system.
For more details about what efforts were made to move, the records are not immediately known, about the allegations in the whistleblower complaint about this call.
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The whistleblower complaint, which was released through the Trump administration and released to the public on Thursday by the House Intelligence Committee, claims that the White house officials said they were “directed” by the White house lawyers to remove a copy of the call from the computer system, where you can normally be stored.
The whistleblower claims that the transcript was stored on a different system usually used for classified information. The Informant also said that, according to White house officials, it was “the first time” a President-transcript has been in this system for the protection of politically sensitive information and is not national security sensitive information. The complaint claims that the White house is trying to “access” to the records of the call.
“In the days after the phone call, I learned of several U.S. officials that senior White house officials had intervened and ‘lock’ are all the records of the phone call, just the official word-for-word transcript of the call, which was produced—as usual—by the White house Situation Room,” stated the whistleblower.
The White house released an unclassified version of the transcript of the call on Wednesday. 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 looking for help in the investigation of the three-piece.
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“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 so, what can you do with the attorney-General would be great,” he said. “Biden was bragging that he stopped the persecution, so that, if you can see it in…sounds terrible for me.”
This refers to Joe Biden, during the Vice-President urges Ukraine to fire their top Prosecutor Viktor Shokin, the investigation of the natural gas company Burisma Holdings was who, where his son, Hunter Biden, was on the Board. Biden allies say that corruption is asked concerns his intervention.
But the whistleblower lawsuit alleges that Trump has been attracting foreign aid in the 2020 campaign. The whistleblower confirmed in the complaint but that the concerns were based on second-hand information.
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To move the White house lawyers ” Directive, the transcript was marked by top Democrats as a “cover-up.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who was invited to preach in the Ukraine, the developments this week, with a formal impeachment investigation of the President, calling the move a “cover-up” and said it would be part of the prosecution’s request.
Meanwhile, Trump’s lawyer, Jay Sekulow down the importance of record-keeping played details.
“A cover-up? Think about that for a moment,” Sekulow said on “Fox & Friends” on Friday. “The White house secured an interview with the President of Ukraine? It is so secret and so a cover-up, here are the documents. This is nonsense.”
Fox News’ Ronn Blitzer contributed to this report.