Trump Unloads on Whistleblower - Page 2
Person is 'almost a spy' and 'you know what we used to do in the old days,' says president
Posted Sep 26, 2019 1:55 PM CDT
- CIA official? The New York Times reports that the whistleblower is a CIA officer who worked at the White House but has since ended that assignment. The newspaper does not identify the officer by name, and his attorneys would not confirm. The complaint made public on Thursday suggests he is "an analyst by training" and "steeped in details of American foreign policy toward Europe" with a particular expertise in Ukraine politics, per the Times.
- Giuliani: Asked about the whistleblower's allegation that senior White House officials were so alarmed about the phone call they tried to "lock down" its contents, Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani tells CNN he has "no knowledge of any of that crap." He specifically refuted the allegation that two State Department officials spoke to him to "contain the damage" after Trump's phone call. At Vanity Fair, an analysis by Bess Levin poses the question, "Will Trump Throw Rudy Giuliani Under The Ukraine Bus?"
- Pelosi: The House speaker says it's clear what the newly released whistleblower report reveals: "This is a cover-up," Nancy Pelosi told reporters, reports Politico. Then she repeated, "This is a cover-up." Earlier, Trump accused Pelosi of being "hijacked by the radical left."
- Takeaways: A Washington Post analysis has takeaways from the whistleblower report, and Pelosi would agree with No. 1: "The White House allegedly tried to bury the Trump-Zelensky call."
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