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 HarrisKamala Harris reacts to supporter who got tattoo of her handwriting Even with likely Trump impeachment, Democrats face uphill climb to win presidency Harris campaign releases web video highlighting opposition to death penalty 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 BidenCNN's Anderson Cooper mocks WH press secretary over Fox News interview Yang cautions Democrats: Impeachment might not be 'successful' Ocasio-Cortez: Sanders' heart attack was a 'gut check' moment 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 BarrFederal prosecutors interviewed multiple FBI officials for Russia probe review: report Mulvaney walks back comments tying Ukraine aid to 2016 probe Mulvaney ties withheld Ukraine aid to political probe sought by Trump 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 PelosiPelosi arrives in Jordan with bipartisan congressional delegation Trump says his Doral resort will no longer host G-7 after backlash Scrap House defense authorization provision benefitting Russia 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 SandersOcasio-Cortez: Sanders' heart attack was a 'gut check' moment Ocasio-Cortez tweets endorsement of Sanders Ocasio-Cortez throws support to Sanders at Queens rally MORE (I-Vt.), former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro and Rep. Tim RyanTimothy (Tim) John RyanThe Hill's Campaign Report: Biden camp faces new challenges Third-quarter fundraising sets Sanders, Warren, Buttigieg apart The Hill's 12:30 Report: Hunter Biden speaks out amid Ukraine controversy 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.”