Constitutional lawyer explains how whistleblower complaint puts Trump ‘gross abuse of power’ on display: ‘Gonna be ugly’

Constitutional lawyer explains how whistleblower complaint puts Trump ‘gross abuse of power’ on display: ‘Gonna be ugly’
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Earlier this week, the Washington Post reported that an anonymous intelligence official and whistleblower had reported a conservation between President Donald Trump and a foreign leader that included a disturbing “promise” by Trump. And constitutional lawyer Neal Katyal, who formerly served as acting solicitor general under President Barack Obama, is predicting on Twitter that this will be a “huge” scandal.


Katyal, a frequent Trump critic, asserted, “This is going to be huge,” adding that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Trump Administration “are contorting themselves backwards to try to hide this.”

The former Obama Administration official, however, stressed that this scandal isn’t going to go away.

“Truth will come out,” Katyal posted. “There are probably tapes and transcripts documenting a gross abuse of power by Trump. Gonna be ugly. And enablers should all face consequences.”

The Washington Post did not specify who the foreign leader was, or what “promise” was allegedly made by Trump.. But two former U.S. officials told the Post that the anonymous whistleblower had made the alleged complaint.

In an official statement on Wednesday, Rep. Adam Schiff (chairman of the House Intelligence Committee) noted that Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson considered the whistleblower’s complaint to be “both credible and urgent.”

Atkinson, according to the Washington Post, is expected to be interviewed by Schiff and discuss the whistleblower’s complaint in a closed-door hearing on Thursday.

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