Skip to content

The House of Representatives tilda the alert launched after the Trump-Zelenski contact of “alarming” and “credible”

September 26, 2019


The Intelligence Commission of the House of Representatives of the United States has branded “alarming” and “credible” the complaint made by an intelligence official following the conversation held in July by the president, Donald Trump, with his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodimir Zelenski, and to which the congressmen had access this Wednesday afternoon.

Congressman Chris Stewart, a member of the commission, has confirmed at the last minute on his Twitter account that the alert has been declassified, but that the document is not currently available to the public.

Sending the complaint to Congress took place hours after the White House released the transcript of the conversation held on July 25 between Trump and Zelenski and in which the US leader would pressure the Ukrainian leader to investigate the former vice president and now candidate for the Democratic Party primaries for the 2020 elections Joe Biden and his son Hunter.

As reported by the CNN television network, the president of the Intelligence Commission, Adam Schiff, said that “the accusations seem extremely alarming.” Thus, he has indicated that he considers the complaint to be “very credible.”

He has joined the Republican Mike Quigley, who has said that the intelligence officer's alert is “problematic” and reaffirms the “concerns” of the congressmen. In this regard, he has argued that the complaint “was very well done.”

“After reading the documents I am even more worried about what has happened than when I read the memorandum of the conversation,” said the leader of the Democratic minority in the US Senate, Chuck Schumer.

Democratic Congressman Eric Salwell has said that the informant “names other witnesses who would also have information about the conduct” that is reflected in the complaint.

Swalwell, a member of the Intelligence and Judicial committees of the House of Representatives, has assured CNN that the interim director of National Intelligence of the United States, Joseph Maguire, has prevented congressmen from accessing the report in full.

Since rumors began about the conversation between the two leaders, Trump has tried to downplay what happened and accused the informant of being partisan. The New York tycoon has insisted that his talks with foreign leaders are “appropriate.”