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 SchumerChuck SchumerIn the next relief package Congress must fund universal COVID testing Ocasio-Cortez's 2nd grade teacher tells her 'you've got this' ahead of DNC speech New poll shows Markey with wide lead over Kennedy in Massachusetts 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 NunesSunday shows preview: White House, congressional Democrats unable to breach stalemate over coronavirus relief The Hill's Campaign Report: US officials say Russia, China are looking to sow discord in election The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the Air Line Pilots Association - Negotiators 'far apart' as talks yield little ahead of deadline 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 BidenHarris to host virtual Hollywood campaign event co-chaired by Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling Trump plans to accept Republican nomination from White House lawn US seizes four vessels loaded with Iranian fuel MORE.

Jordain Carney contributed