Whistleblower Complaint Says WH Hid Records Of Trump Calls With Foreign Leaders
The complaint filed by a whistleblower in the intelligence community against President Donald Trump accuses the White House of obfuscation, according to The Hill, and alleges that the administration attempted to hide records of Trump’s communications with foreign leaders.
Focusing primarily on Trump’s contact with Ukraine, the complaint also “accuses Trump and his personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, of a broad effort to influence Ukrainian officials over time,” according to a source who has seen the whistleblower complaint.
It also alleges that “White House officials moved records of some of Trump's contacts with foreign officials onto a separate computer network from which they're usually held” — a move that the whistleblower said took place after Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukraine’s president.
The complaint — as well as the Trump administration’s attempts to block Congress from seeing it — sparked renewed calls for impeachment proceedings in the House this week.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced on Tuesday that a formal impeachment inquiry would be opened into the president’s contacts with Ukraine and alleged attempts to have the country investigate his political opponent, Joe Biden.