What he promised to the president of the united States to an alien leader by phone to an official of the u.s. intelligence it seemed to him so scandalous as to warn their superiors? That question is the object of the new war between Donald Trump and the democrats, who control the lower chamber of the Capitol.
The White House maintains that it does not have anything to hide, but has been prevented by this official to testify in the House of Representatives and refuses to make public even the identity of the leader overseas. The latest revelations suggest that the promise had to do with the Ukraine, a country invaded by Russia since 2014.
The inspector general u.s. (a figure similar to the ombudsman) testified Thursday behind closed doors before the commission of Intelligence of the Chamber, but said that can't disclose any details on the complaint on grounds of national security. Reportedly after the oral hearing, Michael Atkinson himself said that the officer in question, a veteran of the intelligence field that no longer works in the White House, made several complaints of irregularities in the foreign communications of the presidency.
The mystery of the conversation of Trump flying over Washington since the mid of the month, when the democrats began to investigate the complaint. It was the inspector general in person, who warned her the chairman of the committee of Intelligence, Adam Schiff . This called to testify to the director of National Intelligence, which coordinates the various agencies of espionage. This, Joseph Maguire, will testify to the open door next Thursday.
About two weeks before the official anonymous the filing of the complaint, the president Trump spoke by phone with the new president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky . Both the newspaper "The Washington Post" and "The New York Times" reported this Friday that the promise had to do precisely with Ukraine.Trump denies
For his part, Trump has reported being a victim, again, of a witch hunt. But not on the part of the press, but by their own spies. " Another news false! Each time you talk on the phone with an alien leader, I understand that there must be a lot of people listening to several agencies of the U.S., not to mention those of other countries. No problem! But knowing this, is there anyone that is foolish enough to believe that I would say something inappropriate to a world leader during one of the multitudinous calls?", the president said on Twitter.
Updated Date: 20 September 2019, 18:00
Another Fake News story out there - It never ends! Virtually anytime I speak on the phone to a foreign leader, I understand that there may be many people listening from various U. S. agencies, not to mention those from the other country itself. No problem!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 19, 2019