UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — A second complaint filed in the intelligence community over the alleged pressure scandal by US President Donald Trump on his Ukrainian counterpart, Vladimir Zilinski, has been confirmed, a US lawyer has confirmed.
Lawyer Mark Zaid, who represents the first report whose complaint sparked a loud political scandal that led to the House of Representatives launching an impeachment of Trump, announced in an interview with ABC on Sunday that the other intelligence official who decided to file a new complaint, presented his statements to the Inspector General of American Intelligence… Michael Atkinson, but has yet to appear before the appropriate congressional committees.
The lawyer said the second had first-hand knowledge of some of the allegations contained in the first complaint, which Congress recently published, weeks after the Trump administration sought to prevent the complaint from being handed over to lawmakers.
Zaid said on his Twitter account that his team would also represent the second.
The first complaint centered on the telephone conversation between Trump and Zelinsky last July, in which the amount did not personally attend this call but obtained information from many officials in the White House, that the US President has repeatedly urged his Ukrainian counterpart to open an investigation with Hunter Biden, the son of Joe Biden, a former vice president, who previously held a position on the board of directors of the Ukrainian gas company Burisma.
Democrats in the House of Representatives suspect that Trump used the file of US military aid to Ukraine as a tool of pressure on Zelinsky, in order to force him to open an investigation with the son of his potential rival in the upcoming presidential elections.
Trump has vehemently rejected any wrongdoing, demanding that the identity be disclosed, calling him “closer to a spy.”
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