Last Updated Sep 26, 2019 7:30 PM EDT Washington — In a detailed, nine-page complaint, a whistleblower said “senior White House officials” worked to “lock down” all records of a presidential phone call this summer, out of fear that “they had witnessed the president abuse his office for personal gain.” In that call, President Trump repeatedly urged Ukraine’s new president to investigate Joe Biden and his son. The whistleblower said White House officials were “deeply disturbed” and were “directed” by White House lawyers to remove a transcript of the call from the regular computer system and place it instead in a separate system normally reserved for classified, sensitive information.The whistleblower said aides saw this as an “abuse of the system,” but that it was “not the first time” they had done this to protect the president.Former CIA acting director Michael Morell told CBS News if that allegation is true, that points to a cover-up. “The computer that the whistleblower says it was moved to, is for the most sensitive information in the United States government. It’s for CIA covert action information. There wasn’t anything close in the summary to (merit) putting it in there,” he said.Joseph Maguire, the acting director of… Read full this story
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