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Whistleblower says White House sought to lock down call records

Complaint, inspector general letter released ahead of hearing

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Multiple White House officials were “deeply disturbed” by US President Donald Trump’s call with the Ukrainian president and the administration attempted to “lock down” records of the interaction, according to a whistle-blower’s complaint made public Thursday.

The information in the complaint was gathered from multiple US officials, according to the whistle-blower’s account, which the intelligence community’s inspector general said “appears credible.” “The White House officials who told me this information were deeply disturbed by what had transpired in the phone call. They told me that there was already a ‘discussion ongoing’ with White House lawyers about how to treat the

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First Published: Sep 27 2019 | 1:02 AM IST

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