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Donald Trump May Be Named In ‘Urgent’ Intelligence Agency Whistleblower Report Now Being Hidden From Congress

Jonathan Vankin - Author

Sep. 13 2019, Updated 5:00 p.m. ET

Wrongdoing by Donald Trump may be the subject of a whistleblower complaint from inside one of the United States intelligence agencies, but though that complaint was filed on August 12 and the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community labeled the whistleblower’s report “urgent,” the intelligence agencies have held the report back from Congress for more than a month, according to a statement posted online by the House Intelligence Committee.

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In a letter on Friday to Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire, accompanying a subpoena to Maguire to produce the whistleblower report, Schiff told the Acting DNI that his refusal to hand over the document to the House Intelligence Committee marked “a stark break with the unbroken practice of previous Directors of National Intelligence.”

Maguire, in denying the whistleblower report to Congress, claimed that because the complaint involved people outside of the intelligence community, he was exempt from the legal requirement to turn it over, according to a report by Politico. Schiff said Maguire’s stonewalling raises “serious” concerns that the report was being kept secret “in order to cover up serious misconduct.”

That misconduct, Schiff believes, may have been committed by Trump himself, or people close to him.

“The Committee can only conclude, based on this remarkable confluence of factors, that the serious misconduct at issue involves the President of the United States and/or other senior White House or Administration officials,” Schiff wrote in his letter to Maguire.


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