The political uproar stems from a phone call The President made to Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukraine’s recently elected leader. Zelensky claims he was urged by President Trump to find information on political rival, Joe Biden. This became a constitutional issue when Joseph Maguire, the acting Director of National Intelligence, blocked the Inspector General from disclosing the complaint.
Pelosi stated “this is a violation of law”, during her announcement, meanwhile President Trump tweeted that these accusations are ridiculous and what he deems “Presidential Harassment”. Thursday, September 26, the Trump Administration’s acting DNI is to appear in front of the House of Intelligence Committee and will need to choose between handing over the full complaint or blatantly break the law.