House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is urging the Trump administration to give Congress access to a controversial whistleblower report. This, as she appears ready to lean into an impeachment proceeding.
“If the Administration persists in blocking this whistleblower from disclosing to Congress a serious possible breach of constitutional duties by the President,” she says in a statement. “They will be entering a grave new chapter of lawlessness which will take us into a whole new stage of investigation." She’s given the White House until Thursday to hand over the whistleblower report to the House Intelligence Committee.
As we’ve been telling you, the “whistleblower complaint” in question reportedly involved a "promise" that President Trump allegedly made to a foreign leader. It’s since been all but confirmed that Trump spoke to Ukraine’s president about former Vice President Joe Biden – or more specifically, his son Hunter, who was on the board of an energy company owned by a Ukrainian businessman.
Trump is calling the whistleblower report “ridiculous” and insists that his conversations with other world leaders are “always appropriate.” He’s also referred to any questions about the issue a “political hack job.”
Speaking at the White House, Trump has also he doesn't know the identity of the whistleblower but has "heard" that the individual is "partisan."
While no one is hinting at what promise was allegedly made, word is that the White House was holding up hundreds of millions of dollars in military aide that was approved to be sent to Ukraine when the call took place.
Source: New York Times