September 25, 2019 / 12:33 AM / 19 days ago

White House will release whistleblower complaint to Congress: official

FILE PHOTO: The White House seen from outside the north lawn fence in Washington September 22, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House is preparing to release a whistleblower complaint reportedly concerning a phone call President Donald Trump had with his Ukrainian counterpart, an administration official said on Tuesday.

The White House will also most likely allow the whistleblower, a member of the U.S. intelligence community, to meet with congressional investigators, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

U.S. House of Representatives’ committees are investigating reports Trump pressured Ukraine’s president in a July call to launch a probe of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son.

Reporting by Steve Holland

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