UPDATED 12:22 PM PST – Sat. September 21, 2019
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is calling on the president to release the whistleblower complaint raising concerns within the intelligence community.
The calls by the House speaker Friday, revolve around an alleged promise he made to a foreign leader. Pelosi is calling the reports “urgent concerns for national security.”
She didn’t reveal any details that have been reported as of recently, but said she wants to make sure the president is acting in the best interest of the American people.
This builds on comments made by Pelosi Thursday, where she said she has faith in Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff to handle the matter.
“Well I obviously, trust the judgment of our committee chair, Adam Schiff. And he’s following this very closely with an expert eye on what the law is, what protections there are for the whistle blowers and where does it cross the line of a conversation that the president may have. A commitment he may make for our nation at the public should be aware of,” said Pelosi during a press briefing with reporters.
Pelosi said the stonewalling coming from the acting Director of National Intelligence must end. Further, she said the whistleblower must be provided with every protection guaranteed under the law.