From the Federalist….
“The anonymous whistleblower complaint has been declassified by the House Intelligence Committee and was released to the public Thursday morning after select members of Congress reviewed the report Wednesday night.
The complaint chronicles accusations of President Donald Trump conspiring with a foreign leader to interfere with U.S. elections, mirroring charges made three years ago against Trump, alleging he worked with Russia to defeat Hillary Clinton in 2016, allegations that were later shown to be no more than a conspiracy theory.
The declassified whistleblower document reveals that White House officials attempted to “lock down” the details of a July phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in which Trump suggested Ukraine investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter for their dealings with a Ukrainian energy company to weed out corruption in the country. While he was vice president, Biden played a role in firing the Ukrainian prosecutor for going after the company whose board Hunter sat on for $50,000 a month.
The first page of the complaint also notes that the whistleblower “was not a direct witness to most of the events described” in the memo, basing each claim on hearsay.
White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said Thursday that the newly released complaint “is nothing more than a collection of third-hand accounts of events and cobbled-together press clippings — all of which shows nothing improper.”
“The White House will continue to push back on the hysteria and false narratives being peddled by Democrats and many in the mainstream media, and President Trump will continue to work hard on behalf of the American people as he always does,” said Grisham.