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Whistleblower complaint says Trump abused power amid impeachment inquiry

The White House then tried to "lock down" the information to cover it up, the complaint says

Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire is sworn in to testify before a House Intelligence Committee hearing on the handling of the whistleblower complaint, at Capitol Hill in Washington	Photo: Reuters
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Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire is sworn in to testify before a House Intelligence Committee hearing on the handling of the whistleblower complaint, at Capitol Hill in Washington Photo: Reuters

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The secret whistleblower complaint at the center of Congress’ impeachment inquiry alleges that President Donald Trump abused the power of his office to “solicit interference from a foreign country” in next year’s US election.
 
The White House then tried to “lock down” the information to cover it up, the complaint says.
 
The nine-page document was released Thursday ahead of testimony to House investigators from Joseph Maguire, the acting director of national intelligence, who acknowledged that the complaint alleged serious wrongdoing by the president but insisted that it was not his role to judge whether the allegations were credible

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First Published: Sep 27 2019 | 2:08 AM IST

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