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Feinstein calls for 'word-for-word' transcript of Trump call at heart of impeachment inquiry

Sen. Dianne FeinsteinDianne Emiel FeinsteinFeinstein pushes for California secretary of state to replace Harris in Senate The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Mastercard - Dem leaders back smaller COVID-19 relief bill as pandemic escalates Criminal justice groups offer support for Durbin amid fight for Judiciary spot MORE (D-Calif.) said after closed-door briefings with the acting director of national intelligence and the intelligence community inspector general that she wants a "word-for-word" transcript of President TrumpDonald John TrumpAppeals court OKs White House diverting military funding to border wall construction Pentagon: Tentative meeting between spy agencies, Biden transition set for early next week Conservative policy director calls Section 230 repeal an 'existential threat' for tech MORE's call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
 
Feinstein, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee and the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, said the whistleblower complaint tied to Trump "suggests that an 'official word-for-word transcript of the call' was produced." 
 
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"If so, it should be provided to Congress for review. Congress has a constitutional oversight duty. It’s important that we understand who took actions to hide details of the call with Zelensky and how high those actions reached," Feinstein said. 
 
The Senate Intelligence Committee received closed-door briefings on Thursday with acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire and Michael Atkinson, the intelligence community's top watchdog, about the whistleblower complaint.
 
"I find the whistleblower complaint to be highly credible. It suggests that the president used his office to demand political favors from a foreign country and that White House personnel knew this was wrong and tried to cover it up by burying details of the call with Ukrainian President Zelensky," Feinstein added in her statement. 
 
 
“There's a lot of talk about Biden's son, that Biden stopped the prosecution and a lot of people want to find out about that so whatever you can do with the Attorney General would be great," Trump told Zelensky in the July 25 call.