A phone call between President Trump and a foreign leader prompted a whistleblower complaint.
The “Washington Post” reports that an official in the intelligence community was troubled by a "promise" that Trump made to some foreign leader. The Trump administration refused to forward the complaint to Congress, setting up a stand-off between the acting Director of National Intelligence and the House Intelligence Committee. The whistleblower is a member of the US intelligence community.
Acting DNI Joseph Maguire will testify before the committee next week about the matter. Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson determined that the complaint was credible and troubling enough to be considered a matter of “urgent concern,” that hits the threshold where Congress must be briefed and that’s why Atkinson will meet with the House committee on the issue this morning.
Among the leaders Trump spoke with during the time in question were Russian president Vladimir Putin and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un.