Sen. Dianne Feinstein Calls for ‘Word-for-Word’ Transcript of Trump Call at Heart of Impeachment Inquiry

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., is surrounded by reporters as she arrives for a vote, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said after closed-door briefings with the acting director of national intelligence and the intelligence community inspector general that she wants a “word-for-word” transcript of President Trump‘s call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Feinstein, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee and the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, said the whistleblower complaint tied to Trump “suggests that an ‘official word-for-word transcript of the call’ was produced.”
“If so, it should be provided to Congress for review. Congress has a constitutional oversight duty. It’s important that we understand who took actions to hide details of the call with Zelensky and how high those actions reached,” Feinstein said.

The Senate Intelligence Committee received closed-door briefings on Thursday with acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire and Michael Atkinson, the intelligence community’s top watchdog, about the whistleblower complaint.

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Source: The Hill