The CIA analyst who uttered the whistle about the alleged abuse of power by President Donald Trump in his dealings with Ukraine, has received extra certainty because his allegations of bombshell are being investigated in congress conflicts.
The whistleblower spent two weeks in conversations with White House officials and studied reports of reports from various agencies on the Trump government's relationship with Ukraine before presenting the nine-page memo to the office on August 12. from the Inspector General.
Three months later, that memo is at the heart of a home accusation investigation that threatens to undermine Trump's presidency.
Meanwhile, the junior analyst has become the target of almost daily attacks by Trump and his conservative allies trying to publicly spread his name.
According to the CIA headquarters, he is reportedly working on projects involving Ukraine and Russia under increased security The Washington Post.
The CIA analyst who uttered the whistle about the alleged abuse of power by President Donald Trump in his dealings with Ukraine, has received extra certainty because his allegations of bombshell are being investigated in congress conflicts. The junior analyst has become the target of almost daily attacks by Trump (shown on Thursday) and his conservative allies trying to publicly spread his name
The Post published a detailed report of what led to the whistleblower complaint on Saturday, revealing how the analyst worked tirelessly to prepare the report with damning evidence that Trump was trying to force Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky to launch a probe into political rival Joe Biden by withhold $ 400 million in military aid.
The majority of the allegations in the memo are supported by sworn statements from board officials and a transcription of the telephone call from the president on July 25 with Zelensky.
The analyst – who had served in the National Security Council under the Trump administration – first heard of the phone call on July 26, when he was contacted by a & # 39; highly agitated White House official & # 39 ;.
In a memo justifying his recording of the phone call, the analyst wrote that the official was "shocked by what had happened and wanted to inform a trusted colleague," the Post said.
The official – not mentioned in the memo – described the Trump call as & # 39; crazy & # 39 ;, & # 39; frightening & # 39; and & # 39; complete lack of content related to national security & # 39; and said he had already approached White House lawyers with concern that Trump & # 39; clearly & # 39; committed a crime & # 39 ;.
The Post published a detailed report of what led to the whistleblower complaint on Saturday, revealing how the analyst worked tirelessly to prepare the report with damning evidence that Trump was trying to force Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky (above together on September 25) to force a probe. launch. in political rival Joe Biden by withholding 400 million dollars in military aid
The call prompted the analyst to take a look at the Trump-Zelensky conversation, starting with approaching the CIA General Board with the official's concerns, sources told the Post.
Days later, the analyst heard that the CIA's top lawyer, Courtney Simmons Elwood, had contacted the White House about concerns about the July 25 call.
Concerned that the Trump government would suppress the issue, the analyst sought advice from an officer of the House Intelligence Committee, who encouraged him to consult a lawyer.
The analyst has followed this advice and contacted a friend who is a lawyer and expert in the field of national safety legislation.
After hearing the basic scope of care and acknowledging its scope, the friend warned the analyst to stop releasing details and referred him to another lawyer, Andrew Bakaj, who had more expertise on whistleblower policy and legislation. .
The analyst continued to gather information about Trump & # 39; s dealings with Ukraine through contacts with the White House that he had cultivated during his time with the National Security Council.
Apparently, on the advice of Bakaj, the analyst did not tell any of those contacts that he intended to file an official whistleblower complaint.
At the end of September, the Trump government released a rough transcript of the call of July 25, hoping to stop investigating allegations
The complaint explains that although the analyst's investigation started on July 25, it depended primarily on information & # 39; more than half a dozen US officials & # 39; who had been shared with him in the last four months & # 39 ;.
It also outlines the effort made by White House officials to & # 39; lock up & # 39 ;, Trump-Zelensky.
After the report was submitted to the Acting Director of the National Intelligence Service in August, White House officials tried weeks to prevent it from being handed over to Congress, as required by law.
On September 25, the government gave in and released the rough transcript of the call, hoping to prevent an accusation investigation being initiated.
The whistleblower complaint was declassified the following day.
Trump has maintained that the conversation & # 39; perfect & # 39; and there was no consideration.
The president has also worked to discredit the whistleblower by promoting his motives politically biased.
When the deposition procedures started last Wednesday, top Democratic officials warned Trump and fellow Republicans not to intimidate the whistleblower.
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