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 WarnerHillicon Valley: Federal inquiry opened into Google health data deal | Facebook reports millions of post takedowns | Microsoft shakes up privacy debate | Disney plus tops 10M sign-ups in first day Microsoft embraces California law, shaking up privacy debate Google sparks new privacy fears over health care data 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 opens new line of impeachment attack for Democrats Bloomberg to spend 0M on anti-Trump ads in battleground states New witness claims first-hand account of Trump's push for Ukraine probes MORE's actions toward Ukraine.

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A spokeswoman for committee Chairman Richard BurrRichard Mauze BurrNorth Carolina poised to pass new congressional maps Saagar Enjeti claims Pelosi's impeachment strategy could hurt 2020 Democrats The Hill's 12:30 Report: Pelosi accuses Trump of 'bribery' in Ukraine dealings 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 GiulianiNew witness claims first-hand account of Trump's push for Ukraine probes Giuliani associate said he was on a 'secret mission' for Trump: report Pelosi: Trump tweets on Yovanovitch show his 'insecurity as an imposter' 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.