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Wed Oct 9, 2019, 02:35 AM

White House official told whistleblower Trump Ukraine call was 'frightening'


A White House official listening to President Donald Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukraine’s president described the call as “crazy” and “frightening” and was “visibly shaken,” according to notes taken by the intelligence official who filed a formal whistleblower complaint after speaking with the official, and others.

ABC News has learned that the two-page memo, written by the whistleblower a day after Trump’s call, suggests that at least one aide to the president feared that Trump’s own words in the call were damning. According to a rough transcript of the call released by the White House, Trump asked Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelenskiy to launch an investigation into a political opponent, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, and his son.

The notes were based on a brief conversation between the whistleblower and the White House official and described “highlights” from the president’s call. The document was later provided to the intelligence community’s inspector general, who reviewed the whistleblower’s complaint. The IG has determined the complaint “appeared credible” and of “urgent concern.”

The White House had not responded to a request for comment. Trump has defended the call as acting on his duty as president to end corruption “even if that means requesting the help of a foreign country or countries.”

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Wed Oct 9, 2019, 04:38 AM

1. and the crazy thing is

this telephone call had been thoroughly planned and scripted in advance. Zelensky had to pre-approve White House conditions before the WH agreed to the call. And -- Donnie still goes in and does his mafia don shtick -- knowing all the time that this has all been "ironed out" previously, and that plenty of people are listening in! It just defies belief!

(no wonder the White House official was shaken. not only is our leader a thuggish criminal -- but he is also too ignorant to understand the nature of his own criminality. a true knuckle-dragging lout -- too incompetent to follow orders, too stupid to formulate any plans. in fact, we should all be shaken.)

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