The White House tried to restrict access to the transcript of Trump’s controversial call to Zelenski

Congress disseminates the complaint of an official who warned of a possible “abuse of power” of the US president


The White House tried to restrict access to the full transcript of the controversial telephone conversation between the president of the United States, Donald Trump, and the president of Ukraine, Volodimir Zelenski, who has led the Democrats to promote a process of parliamentary dismissal (' impeachment ') against the tenant of the White House.

The complaint filed by a US government official internally and that reached the US General Inspection of Intelligence has been revealed Thursday by the Intelligence Commission of the House of Representatives and, among other issues, indicates that the White House tried to block the access to the full transcript of Trump's call to Zelenski.

The White House tried to restrict access to the transcript of Trump’s controversial call to Zelenski
The White House tried to restrict access to the transcript of Trump’s controversial call to Zelenski

“Senior White House officials told me they were ordered by White House lawyers to withdraw the electronic transcript from the computer system in which these transcripts are usually stored for coordination, completion and distribution at the senior cabinet level,” says the a complaint filed by an official who alerted the Government that President Trump could have incurred “abuse of power” to gain political advantage over Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential campaign.

In the nine pages of declassified document published by Congress, the anonymous whistleblower says he has received “information from multiple senior government officials” who maintain that Trump “is using the powers of his office to request interference from a foreign country in the 2020 US elections. ”

“During the last four months, more than half a dozen senior US officials have informed me of several facts related to this effort,” the complainant said, before acknowledging that he has not been a “direct witness to most of the events described” in your complaint

“I am deeply concerned about the possibility that the actions described constitute a serious or flagrant problem, abuse or violation of the law of the Executive Order,” explains the complaint of the official who has led the Democrats to launch the investigation procedure to a process of parliamentary impeachment against Trump.

After expressing concern about the possibility that the actions he denounces may pose “risks to the national security of the United States” and “undermine” the efforts of the Government to prevent foreign interference in US elections, the government official says that the senior officials With those who have spoken they have transferred that Trump's call to Zelenski on July 25, 2019 could be a case of “abuse of power to get personal benefits.”

Next, the complainant points out that the White House would have tried to block access to the transcript of the controversial call of July 25 by placing it on another computer server by order of “the White House lawyers.”

“The transcript was stored in another separate electronic system that is used to store and manage classified information of a particularly sensitive nature. A senior White House official has described this action as an abuse of the electronic system because the call did not contain anything remotely sensitive. from the point of view of national security, “explains the complainant.

Throughout the complaint, the government official makes clear the role “central figure” that Trump's personal lawyer, Rudolph Giuliani, has throughout the affair, and reports that he has held meetings with senior Ukrainian officials to further the investigation into the son Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, who was an advisor to a Ukrainian gas company.

The complaint provides two annexes that have been partially censored in which it states that the United States Government blocked military aid to Ukraine by direct decision of the US president and indirectly points out that this blockade of aid could be linked to the fact that the Ukrainian Attorney General's Office was not investigating Biden's son.

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