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Whistleblower alleges White House coverup

01:30 - Source: CNN
Hear Trump compare whistleblower's sources to spies

What you need to know

  • The whistleblower’s complaint: The whistleblower says President Trump tried to get Ukraine to interfere in the 2020 election, and the White House tried to cover it up. The whistleblower alleges White House officials tried to “lock down” all records of Trump’s July phone call with the Ukrainian leader.
  • The hearing: The acting director of national intelligence testified on Capitol Hill, saying that if a president pressured a foreign government for help winning an election, it would be “unwarranted,” “unwelcome” and “bad for the nation.”
  • 3 documents to read: The full whistleblower complaint. The Inspector General’s letter on that complaint. And the White House transcript of the call between Trump and Ukraine’s president.
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