/Congress releases whistleblower complaint alleging Trump abused his office

Congress releases whistleblower complaint alleging Trump abused his office

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An intelligence community whistleblower claimed White House officials expressed alarm that they had witnessed President Donald Trump “abuse his office for personal gain” during a phone call with Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelensky in July.

According to an unclassified version of the complaint released Thursday morning, the whistleblower said White House officials who listened to the call were “deeply disturbed” by Trump’s requests that Zelensky investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and revisit claims related to the 2016 election.

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The whistleblower said about a dozen White House officials were on the call and said White House officials later intervened to “lock down” records of the call.

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