Whistleblower complaint delivered to Congress

Members of Congress have started to review the whistleblower complaint about President Trump’s call with a foreign nation that spurred the House to launch a formal impeachment inquiry. 

The complaint, which a source confirmed to be over Trump’s call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, was delivered to Congress after being requested by both the House and Senate Intelligence committees. 

Members of the Senate Intelligence committee were going in and out of the Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility to review the complaint Wednesday afternoon. 


One lawmaker said the complaint was 10 to 12 pages long.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerTurf war derails bipartisan push on surprise medical bills Senate confirms Trump's nominee to lead FDA CEO group pushes Trump, Congress on paid family, medical leave MORE (D-N.Y.) told reporters the complaint is “very troubling.” 

“All I’ll tell you is this. Two things: Number one, having read the documents in there, I’m even more worried about what happened than when I read the memorandum of the conversation. There are so many facts that have to be examined. It’s very troubling,” Schumer said. 

Rep. Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesDemocrats launch bilingual ad campaign off drug pricing bill Koch campaign touts bipartisan group behind ag labor immigration bill Hillicon Valley: Apple, Facebook defend encryption during Senate grilling | Tech legal shield makes it into trade deal | Impeachment controversy over phone records heats up | TikTok chief cancels Capitol Hill meetings MORE (R-Calif.), the top Republican on the House Intelligence committee, had said the Director of National Intelligence was going transmit the complaint at 4 p.m. 

Earlier Wednesday the White House released a memo with a partial transcript of Trump’s call with Zelensky that showed Trump asking Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenNew York Times editorial board calls for Trump's impeachment Graham invites Giuliani to testify about recent Ukraine trip Booker leads other 2020 Dems in petition urging DNC to change debate qualifications MORE.

Jordain Carney contributed