Pelosi Doubles Down: Trump is Engaged in a ‘Cover-up’
House Speaker accuses WH of trying to conceal call records
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has accused President Donald Trump of engaging in a 'cover-up' based on the whistleblower's allegations that the White House tried to conceal call records between Trump and Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky.
On Thursday, Pelosi told reporters, “there are actions that are a cover-up."
Pelosi’s accusation comes after The House Intelligence Committee released the Whistleblower Complaint alleging President Trump abused his office on Thursday.
The complaint is published on the official House Intel Committee website here.
One key point is the whistleblower was not an actual eyewitness to the events but says many others corroborated in it.
The complaint also alleges the call was moved into a separate electronic system, in an attempt to conceal it.
“When you have a system of electronic storage of information that is specifically for national security purposes, and you have something that is self-serving to the president politically, and you decide you might not want people to know, and you hide it someplace else, that is a cover-up,” Pelosi said.
On Wednesday, the transcript for the call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was released mentioning Joe Biden and allegations of corruption.
The intelligence community whistleblower's complaint prompted Nancy Pelosi's decision to launch an official impeachment inquiry against Trump on Tuesday.
The whistleblower made a complaint to Trump-appointed intelligence community inspector general Michael Atkinson, who then deemed the complaint as “urgent."
Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) claimed the transcript proved Trump's "outright betrayal of our country."
The highly anticipated document details the conversation between the two leaders, the contents of which Democrats claim triggered them to push forward with impeachment.
“Folks, I am surprised the White House even released this transcript,” Rep. Ocasio-Cortez said.
"It’s worse than we thought," the New York Democrat continues.
“The President sought to use the powers of the United States government to investigate a political opponent.”