The unclassified whistleblower’s complaint was released to the public Thursday morning which alleges wrongdoings on behalf of President Donald Trump and White House officials.
The whistleblower explains that he/she did not have first hand knowledge of the information, but rather gained information from “half a dozen U.S. officials” regarding the alleged complaints stating that they are simply “fulfilling my duty to report this information.”
“In the course of my official duties, I have received information from multiple U.S. Government officials that the President of the United States is using the power of his office to solicit interference from a forgein country in the 2020 U.S. election.”
The document outlines four specific points of concern: The July 25 Presidential phone call, efforts to restrict access to records related to the call, as well as ongoing concerns and circumstances leading up to Trump’s ill-fated call to the Ukrainian leader.
The whistleblower details second-hand knowledge of the July 25 phone call that took place with Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
“Multiple White House officials with direct knowledge of the call informed me that, after an initial exchange of pleasantries, the President used the remainder of the call to advance his personal interests,” stated the whistleblower.
As is often done with presidential phone calls, those who listened into the call, according to the whistleblower, were White House officials. The number is estimated to be around a dozen people. However, details from the conversation were given to other agencies.
“Based on my understanding, multiple State Department and Intelligence Community officials were also briefed on the contents of the call as outlined above,” the whistleblower said.
Following the phone call, the whistleblower alleges that records and transcriptions from those listening into the call were not documented as they ordinarily are.
“I learned from multiple U.S. officials that senior White House officials had intervened to ‘lock down’ all records of the phone call,” the whistleblower stated.
According to the complaint, the transcriptions were loaded into an electronic system that stores information of an “especially sensitive nature.” However, a White House official stated the call did not have “anything remotely sensitive from a national security perspective.”
Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, had multiple attributions within the complaint.
“I also learned from multiple U.S. officials that, on or about Aug. 2, Mr. Giuliani reportedly traveled to Madrid to meet with one of President Zelensky’s advisors, Andriy Yermak,” states the whistleblower.
According to the complaint, Giuliani’s meeting was a “direct follow-up” to the aforementioned phone call.
In addition, the whistleblower cites appearances made by Giuliani on Fox News and interviews with The New York Times.
“Mr. Giuliani confirmed that he was focused on encouraging Ukrainian authorities to pursue investigations into alleged Ukrainian interference in the 2016 U.S. election and alleged wrongdoing by the Biden family,” the whistleblower said.
The author of the complaint stated that The Hill, an online publication, published a multitude of articles regarding allegations Ukrainian officials made against U.S. and Ukrainian officials. Most notably, former Vice President Joe Biden and his alleged involvement in Ukrainian foreign affairs.
The complaint describes an article that alleged Biden “pressured” former President Petro Poroshenko to fire a ranking Ukrainian official in order to “quash” an investigation into Burisma Holdings, an energy company in Ukraine with which Biden’s son, Hunter, was a board member.
Upon arrival to Prince George’s County, Maryland on Sept. 26, Trump remarked on the unfolding situation.
“My call was perfect,” Trump told reporters. “The President, yesterday, of Ukraine said there was no pressure put on him whatsoever. None whatsoever.”