Remarks: Whistleblower Letter Dated August 26, 2019 as Release By House Intelligence Committee - September 26, 2019


Remarks: Whistleblower Letter Dated August 26, 2019 as Release By House Intelligence Committee - September 26, 2019

President
United States
Ukraine
official
Director of National Intelligence
Mr. Rudolph Giuliani
Intelligence United States Senate
President of the United States
course of my official duties
U.S. Government officials
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Letter
Enclosures
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August
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HAND DELIVERY
Honorable Richard Burr
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Chairman
Honorable Joseph Maguire
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Director of National Intelligence
Committee
Intelligence
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United States Senate
Office of the Director of National Intelligence
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Washington
Honorable Adam Schiff
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Chairman
Dear Acting Director
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Intelligence Community
ICIG
Permanent Select Committee
Office of the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community
end of the 14-calendar-day period
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Director of National Intelligence
ICIG
n employee of an element of the intelligence community
responsibilities of the Director of National Intelligence
urgent concern
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Letter
Dear Chairman Burr
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urgent concern
term
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Complainants Letter
U.S. House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
Presidential phone call
part of the Complainants report
ICIG of information
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Congress
ICIG
additional information
Ukrainian investigation
Complainants information
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Director of National Intelligence
Executive Orders
United States
federal law
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Letter
National Intelligence Program
United States Intelligence Community
Director of National Intelligence
National Security Council
Efforts
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Ukraine
President
National Intelligence Program
Complainants Classified Appendix
improper motives
Classified Appendix
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Exec
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Ongoing concerns
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Presidential phone call
Circumstances
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ICIG
Director of National Intelligence
Ukraine
notice of a document access request
document hold notice
White House Counsel
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Director of National Intelligence
Director
calendar days of such receipt
receipt of this transmittal
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Letter
Enclosures
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U.S.C
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Classified appendix
ENCLOSURE
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August
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Appendix
CLASSIFIED APPENDIX
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Appendix
Supplementary classified information
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Additional information
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Appendix
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Paragraph
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August
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HAND DELIVERY
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Honorable Joseph Maguire
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Director of National Intelligence
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Office of the Director of National Intelligence
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Washington
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Letter
Dear Acting Director
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(TS [Redacted]) As stated above, to constitute an "urgent concern" under 50 U.S.C. § 3033(k)(5)(G)(i), the information reported by the Complainant must constitute "[a] serious or flagrant problem, abuse, violation of law or Executive order, or deficiency relating to the funding, administration, or operation of an intelligence activity within the responsibility and authority of the Director of National Intelligence involving classified information." (8) Here, the Complainant's Letter alleged, among other things, that the President of the United States, in a telephone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on July 25, 2019, "sought to pressure the Ukrainian leader to take actions to help the President's 2020 reelection bid." U.S. laws and regulations prohibit a foreign national, directly or indirectly, from making a contribution or donation of money or other thing of value, or to make an express or implied promise to make a contribution or donation, in connection with a Federal, State, or local election. (9) Similarly, U.S. laws and regulations prohibit a person from soliciting, accepting, or receiving such a contribution or donation from a foreign national, directly or indirectly, in connection with a Federal, State, or local election. (10) Further, in the ICIG's judgment, alleged conduct by a senior U.S. public official to seek foreign assistance to interfere in or influence a Federal election would constitute a "serious or flagrant problem (or] abuse" under 50 U.S.C. § 3033(k)(5)(G)(i), which would also potentially expose such a U.S. public official (or others acting in concert with the U.S. public official) to serious national security and counterintelligence risks with respect to foreign intelligence services aware of such alleged conduct.
United States
Director of National Intelligence
President
U.S. laws
public official
foreign assistance
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(U) As a result, I have determined that the Complainant's information would an urgent concern, as defined in 50 U.S.C. § 3033(k)(5)(G)(i), provided that I also determine that the information appears credible," as required by 50 U.S.C. § 3033(k)(5)(B). (TSV Based on the information reported by the Complainant to the ICIG and the ICIG's preliminary review, I have determined that there are reasonable grounds to believe that the complaint relating to the urgent concern appears credible." The ICIG's preliminary review indicated that the Complainant has official and authorized access to the information and sources referenced in the Complainant's Letter and Classified Appendix, and that the Complainant has subject matter expertise related to much of the material information provided in the Complainant's Letter and Classified Appendix. The Complainant's Letter acknowledges that the Complainant was not a direct witness to the President's telephone call with the Ukrainian President on July 25, 2019. Other information obtained during the ICIG's preliminary review, however, supports the Complainant's allegation that, among other things, during the call the President "sought to pressure the Ukrainian leader to take actions to help the President's 2020 reelection bid." Further, although the ICIG's preliminary review identified some indicia of an arguable political bias on the part of the Complainant in favor of a rival political candidate, such evidence did not change my determination that the complaint relating to the urgent concern "appears credible," particularly given the other information the ICIG obtained during its preliminary review.
ICIG
President
official
Complainants information
preliminary review
Complainants Letter
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Letter
Signature
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Letter
Michael K. Atkinson
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Letter
Inspector General of the Intelligence Community
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Footnote
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