Harris on whistleblower complaint: 'This is a cover-up'

Harris on whistleblower complaint: 'This is a cover-up'
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Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisSanders allies in new uproar over DNC convention appointments Biden leads 2020 pack in congressional endorsements Harris on 2020 endorsement: 'I am not thinking about it right now' MORE (D-Calif.), a Democratic presidential candidate, said Thursday the whistleblower complaint over President Trump’s alleged misconduct in his communications with Ukraine is "a cover-up." 

The complaint released Thursday discusses Trump’s call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky — in which Trump asked the foreign leader to investigate former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenPerry delegation talking points stressed pushing Ukraine to deal with 'corruption' GOP senator airs anti-Biden ad in Iowa amid impeachment trial Biden photobombs live national news broadcast at one of his rallies MORE — and also alleges White House officials were asked to remove the transcript of the call. 

“This is a cover-up,” Harris tweeted Thursday, along with a picture of a highlighted portion of the complaint.

Harris highlighted the section of the nine-page complaint, which was declassified Thursday, that reads, “White House officials told me that they were ‘directed’ by White House lawyers to remove the electronic transcript from the computer system in which such transcripts are typically stored for coordination, finalization, and distribution to Cabinet-level officials."


Harris, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, in a separate tweet from her official Senate account also renewed her call for Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrGiuliani calls Bolton a 'backstabber' over Ukraine allegations Bolton told Barr he was concerned Trump did favors for autocrats: report DOJ says surveillance of Trump campaign adviser Page lacked evidence MORE to testify before Congress. 

She included a highlighted portion of the complaint that alleges Barr “appears to be involved as well.”

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiDemocrats offer mixed reactions to Trump's Mideast peace plan James Taylor to perform at awards ceremony for Ruth Bader Ginsburg this week Trump offers two-state peace plan for Israeli-Palestinian conflict amid skepticism MORE (D-Calif.) announced this week the House would launch a formal impeachment inquiry into the president amid allegations raised by the complaint. 

Other White House hopefuls, including Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersNew campaign ad goes after Sanders by mentioning heart attack Biden on whether Sanders can unify party as nominee: 'It depends' Steyer rebukes Biden for arguing with supporter he thought was Sanders voter MORE (I-Vt.), former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro and Rep. Tim RyanTimothy (Tim) RyanBiden lines up high-profile surrogates to campaign in Iowa Office of Technology Assessment: It's time for a second coming Key moments in the 2020 Democratic presidential race so far MORE (D-Ohio), called out Trump’s alleged misconduct after reading the complaint. 

Sanders said it’s “only the tip of an iceberg of corrupt, illegal and immoral behavior by this president,” and Ryan called it “third-rate, banana republic behavior." Castro said the complaint shows Trump is an “active national security threat.”