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Senate Minority Leader Schumer says the Senate is to take in the duty, the “national security matter seriously’; chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge reports from Washington.
The whistleblower who triggered a mounting controversy over the President Trump the July-phone call with Ukraine’s President does not really know “first-Hand” about the conversation a person familiar with the situation told Fox News-even as the issue of fuel charge calls from Democrats.
The source said that it is clear in the complaint itself, which does not have the whistleblower has a direct knowledge of the July-phone call between Trump and Ukrainian presidents Vladimir Zelensky.
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Democrats have seized on allegations that Trump calls under pressure Zelensky set to investigate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden family, dealing, to revive, relying on the demands, the President, the issue of trust. Trump has denied wrongdoing.
The new details, though, have fed skepticism about the accusations of Trump’s allies in Congress, with a little it is compared as well as the Democrats to call rushed to the Supreme Court, judge Brett Kavanaugh, the prosecution last week. Some Democrats abandoned not to change after The New York Times had an explosive story on the new college-era allegations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh, to make it clear that the alleged victim could remember reported the incident.
On Fox News’ “outnumbered Overtime” GOP Rep. Chris Stewart of Utah compared the two situations, and called for restraint in relation to the whistleblower complaint. “I think it’s fair to just take a breath and say, let’s just find out the facts and see what happens,” he said.
CNN first reported that the whistleblower said, was a direct experience of the communication in question.
Still that triggered the complaint, a showdown with the Congress, according to the Deputy Director of National Intelligence, Joseph Maguire refused to share details with lawmakers. Democrats press for documents related to the complaint will be published.
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“I am writing to request that you and the Senate Republican majority to take immediate action to stop President Trump, from the source control an Intelligence Community whistleblower complaint, which must be transferred by law to the Congress and to begin a study of the administration, the handling of the security assistance for Ukraine,” Senate democratic leader Chuck Schumer wrote in a letter to majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has resisted dismissal for the other supposed trump calls for violations, also said on Sunday, unless Maguire provides information about the whistleblower complaints to Congress, administration officials “are in a grave new Chapter of lawlessness, the us is in a new Phase of the investigation.”
But in a letter last week, the general counsel for the office of the Director of National Intelligence, Jason Klitenic, wrote that the Agency is the protection of whistleblowers and argued that the claim does not meet the requirements of the definition of the term “urgent concern.” He said the complaint “affected behavior by someone outside the intelligence community and does not refer to” intelligence work ” under the DNI’s supervision.”
The inspector General for the intelligence community has advocated often with the ODNI on the matter, however, and that the complaint, the approval of the Congress.
Meanwhile, Republicans are trying to return focus, Biden to. Trump allies claimed to have made Biden Biden’s son, Hunter, wrong relationships in the Ukraine with energy benefited from business-company Burisma Holdings as a member of the board and the question of whether his father helped him in the search after the impeachment of Prosecutor Viktor Shokin, the views of the company and its owners to protect–.
Trump, in a Sunday night tweet, said that the Ukrainian government supports him by saying that he was pressured during the call. In the same tweet, he said, the “true story” was to fire Biden to pressure Ukraine Shokin.
Hunter Biden was hired by Burisma in April 2014, two months after the Ukraine-Russia-friendly President was ousted by protesters and how his father was strong combat involved in the efforts of the United States to support the new pro-Western government and its promise of corruption. The attitude of the younger Biden expressed immediate concerns that the Ukrainian company, whose owner was looking for was a political ally of the ousted President, to gain influence with the Obama administration.
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Two years later, then – Vice President Joe Biden threatened to withhold $1 billion in guarantees for loans from the Ukraine, unless Shokin was fired. Shokin was accused by many in the Ukraine and in the West, from soft on corruption, but he also had an investigation into the Burisma owner led.
“Exactly what are you accused to do President Trump, have Biden,” Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., Fox & Friends said, “” Monday.
Fox News reported on the Biden controversy in April. The New York Times published a long story, the matter in may. But the controversy flew largely under the radar until now. To investigate while the heat on trump on the question of whether or not it is placed under pressure, the Ukraine, the three-piece that firestorm has several news agencies back to the original Biden controversy surrounding context.
Fox News’ Catherine Herridge, Chad Pergram and Ronn Blitzer and The Associated Press contributed to this report.