Top Senate Intelligence Democrat says Maguire, inspector general to brief panel Thursday

Top Senate Intelligence Democrat says Maguire, inspector general to brief panel Thursday
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Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire and Michael Atkinson, the intelligence community inspector general, will meet with the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, according to the top Democrat on the panel.

Sen. Mark WarnerMark Robert WarnerThis week: House to vote on legislation to make lynching a federal hate crime Congress set for clash over surveillance reforms Trump's intel moves spark Democratic fury MORE (D-Va.) told reporters on Tuesday that the two men will brief the Senate committee separately in the wake of a whistleblower complaint reportedly linked to President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump suggests Sotomayor, Ginsburg should have to recuse themselves on 'Trump related' cases Sanders says idea he can't work with Republicans is 'total nonsense' Sanders releases list of how to pay for his proposals MORE's actions toward Ukraine.

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A spokeswoman for committee Chairman Richard BurrRichard Mauze BurrSchumer on Trump intel shakeup: 'Disgrace,' 'closer to a banana republic' This week: House to vote on legislation to make lynching a federal hate crime Congress set for clash over surveillance reforms MORE (R-N.C.) declined to comment beyond a Monday statement that the GOP senator was working to set up briefings. The Senate Intelligence Committee has two closed-door briefings on its calendar for Thursday.

Atkinson met with the House Intelligence Committee last week. Though he disclosed that the whistleblower complaint was based on multiple incidents, he would not discuss its details with lawmakers.

Maguire is also expected to testify before the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday.

The whistleblower complaint and reports that Trump and his personal lawyer Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiHouse panel says key witness isn't cooperating in probe into Yovanovitch surveillance Pennsylvania Democrat says US Attorney's Office should prioritize opioids rather than 'Russian propaganda' from Giuliani Bill Barr is trying his best to be Trump's Roy Cohn MORE pressed Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son have fueled new impeachment calls from Democrats.

Democrats are also clamoring for administration officials to turn over the whistleblower complaint to Congress, which they've refused to do.

Asked on Tuesday if he thought lawmakers would have the complaint by the time they have the two briefings later in the week, Warner demurred, saying they "are still working through" issues.

Updated at 12:42 p.m.