But wait, there’s more. The New York Times is reporting tonight that the whistleblower was not just concerned about the call between Donald Trump and the president of Ukraine, but also how several people in the White House handled records of the conversation. From the Times:
“The whistle-blower, moreover, identified multiple White House officials as witnesses to potential presidential misconduct who could corroborate the complaint, the people said — adding that the inspector general for the intelligence community, Michael Atkinson, interviewed witnesses.“
No other members of the Trump administration were named in the report.
The Times is also reporting the whistleblower heard about the telephone call secondhand from others in the White House who had became concerned Trump was abusing his power.
Michael Atkinson, the inspector general who was appointed by Trump, was was apparently worried the President may have solicited a campaign contribution by asking for help on a Biden investigation.
Atkinson also found reason to believe the whistleblower may not support the re-election of Donald Trump, but the IG believed the president’s “potential misconduct created a national security risk” according to the Times.
The inspector general is scheduled to testify before Congress on Thursday.