Vice Admiral (ret) Maguire, the Acting Director of National Intelligence and Senate confirmed Director of the National Counterterrorism Center, is testifying publicly before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) at 9:00 AM EDT this morning. HPSCI’s own live stream for you all is below. HPSCI has also now posted both the now declassified whistleblower’s complaint that touched all this off, as well as Michael Atkinson’s, the Intelligence Community Inspector General, letter regarding the complaint.
“The Committee this morning will be releasing the declassified whistleblower complaint that it received late last night from the ODNI. It is a travesty that it was held up this long.
“This complaint should never have been withheld from Congress. It exposed serious wrongdoing, and was found both urgent and credible by the Inspector General.
“This complaint is a roadmap for our investigation, and provides significant information for the Committee to follow up on with other witnesses and documents. And it is corroborated by the call record released yesterday.
“I want to thank the whistleblower for having the courage to come forward, despite the reprisals they have already faced from the president and his acolytes. We will do everything in our power to protect this whistleblower, and every whistleblower, who comes forward.
“The public has a right to see the complaint and what it reveals.”
If you want your own copies, I’m attaching them here. I’m just now digging into both – they’re not long – and will have more thoughts on them later today/this evening.
Here’s the whistleblower’s complaint:
And here’s the ICIG’s letter regarding the complaint:
Here’s the live stream of this morning’s testimony: