what the whistleblower's report contains

The informant assures that "senior officials have intervened to" lock "all archives related" to the telephone conversation between the two heads of state.

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Donald Trump responded to the press before boarding the Air Force One (Maryland) on September 26th.
Donald Trump responded to the press before boarding the Air Force One (Maryland) on September 26th. JONATHAN ERNST / REUTERS

The House of Representatives of the United States Congress on Thursday, September 26, reported the whistleblower initiating the impeachment proceeding initiated on September 24 by Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (California) . The author of this letter assures that he has been led to conclude that "US President uses his function to solicit interference from a foreign country in the 2020 election". "This interference includes, among other things, putting pressure on a foreign country to investigate one of its main political opponents"he adds.

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He states that he has never been a direct witness to "Events" who alerted him, but that they were reported to him by "More than half a dozen" American officials. The first of these events refers to the July 25 telephone conversation. Its summary, in this letter dated August 12, is in all respects to the content published Wednesday by the White House, under the pressure of the Democrats. He mentioned the request made to President Volodymyr Zelensky to have the services of his country investigate the family of former Democratic Vice President Joe Biden, and the suggestion made by Donald Trump that his interlocutor take contact with the lawyer for this purpose. President Rudy Giuliani and US Attorney General William Barr.

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Concern over Rudy Giuliani's activism

The second element, new, concerns the White House's attempt to conceal, according to the whistleblower, the content of this conversation. "In the days following the phone call (…) senior officials intervened to "lock" all records related to the phone call, including the report ", ordering to keep them in a "Separate electronic system" reserved for particularly sensitive documents. The entourage of the president "Understood the seriousness of what had happened ", Says the author of the letter, adding that the order was given by "White House lawyers" in an approach described as"Abusive" given the nature of the conversation.

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The whistleblower then mentions the concern raised by "Many US officials" by Rudy Giuliani's activism, relying at the same time on testimonies and information published by the press. Some elected Republicans were surprised on Thursday, seeing the evidence of the low level of information of the whistleblower.


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