Trump’s Ukraine phone call was so crazy and frightening that a White House official informed a trusted in the national security apparatus about it.
ABC News reported on a two-page memo written by the whistleblower detailing his conversation with a White House official:
The notes were based on a brief conversation between the whistleblower and the White House official and described “highlights” from the president’s call.
“The official, who listened to the entirety of the phone call, was visibly shaken by what had transpired and seemed keen to inform a trusted colleague within the U.S. national security apparatus about the call,” the whistleblower writes in the memo.
The memo states the official “described the call as “crazy,” “frightening,” and completely lacking in substance-related to national security.”
After the call, the whistleblower says “I … returned to my office, and wrote up my best recollection of what I had heard.” The person notes that they did not review the call transcript or written notes, “but the official informed me they exist.”
The rough transcript of the call that Trump released appears to have been edited. There is a large segment of the call missing.
There is much more to this scandal than what the public has seen so far.
Members of the United States national security apparatus came together in an effort to protect the country from the actions of Donald Trump.
The House likely has enough to impeach Trump right now with what has been released, but the bigger national security questions are still awaiting answers. Congress and the American people need to see the full transcript of the Ukraine call.
It wasn’t Democrats who wrote the whistleblower complaint, as Trump has claimed. The information that the whistleblower received came from inside the White House.
There are people in the White House that are so concerned about what Trump is doing that they gave the whistleblower information that started the impeachment probe.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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