BREAKING: Whistleblower complaint released

BREAKING: Whistleblower complaint released
Making his first calls to world leaders in 2017. (Image: Screen grab of AP video, YouTube)

[Ed. – No surprises.]

…[T]he complaint comes from second-hand knowledge of the call and the events that transpired afterward. …

The problems with secondhand accounts show up early in the complaint. The whistleblower says that “multiple White House officials with direct knowledge of the call” told him that Trump “pressured Mr. Zelenskyy” multiple times to “take actions to help the President’s 2020 bid.” The complainant described the events in the call a little more accurately. …

Had the complainant actually read the transcript or been in the room, he might have noticed that Zelensky brought up Giuliani and the Biden investigation first, although Trump was certainly happy to discuss it. The Crowdstrike reference is accurate, though, as is its likely value to Trump. However, Trump never mentions his own election bid in the transcript nor does he pressure Zelensky in any obvious way.

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