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 SchumerTrump defends 'crime buster' Giuliani amid reported probe Louisiana voters head to the polls in governor's race as Trump urges GOP support Trump urges Louisiana voters to back GOP in governor's race then 'enjoy the game' 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 NunesA Republican Watergate veteran's perspective on a Trump impeachment Meet the lawyer at center of whistleblower case: 'It is an everyday adventure' Intelligence watchdog huddles with members as impeachment push grows 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 BidenTrump hits Fox News's Chris Wallace over Ukraine coverage Schiff: Whistleblower testimony might not be necessary Trump warns Democrats will lose House seats over impeachment MORE.

Jordain Carney contributed