Trump, National Intelligence Respond to Whistleblower Amidst Impeachment Inquiry

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According to a complaint released September 26, a whistleblower claims President Trump abused his power and the White House tried to cover it up.

On Thursday, the acting Director of National Intelligence answered questions about the matter as Trump faces an impeachment inquiry.

As Congress continued its impeachment inquiry, President Trump arrived in Washington and fought back.

“What these guys Democrats are doing to this country is a disgrace and it shouldn’t be allowed,” Trump said. 

A whistleblower claimed that President Trump abused the power of the presidency by asking the president of Ukraine to interfere in the 2020 elections and investigate Hunter and Joe Biden.

According to a transcript of the call between the two world leaders released by the White House, Trump brought the topic up and asked for a favor.

“It’s another witch hunt. Here we go again,” Trump said, insisting he did nothing wrong.

But the whistleblower’s complaint details concern from White House officials and attempts to cover up the conversation by locking down the electronic transcript of the call and moving it to a secretive server.

“This is a cover up,” said Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. 

The Inspector General of the intelligence community says the whistleblower’s claims appear credible and should be of urgent concern.

“I think the whistleblower did the right thing. I think he followed the law every step of the way,” Joseph Maguire, acting Director of National Intelligence, said during a contentious hearing on Capitol Hill

Maguire still urged an investigation into the claims, considering that the whistleblower is an intelligence official who did not witness any of the allegations in the complaint, but instead heard about it from multiple U.S. government officials.

“Right now, all we have is an allegation an allegation with second hand information from a whistleblower,” Maguire said.