The whistleblower who filed an explosive national security complaint against President Donald Trump is a CIA officer who was assigned to the White House, the New York Times reported Thursday.
The whistleblower complaint, which was released to the public on Thursday morning, claims that Trump is "using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country in the 2020 U.S. election."
The complaint detailed concerns that in a July phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Trump undermined national security by pressuring the Ukrainian government to investigate the son of Democratic frontrunner former Vice President Joe Biden after withholding a nearly $400 million military-aid package.
The Times reported that the whistleblower, whose name is still unknown, is a "CIA officer who was detailed to work at the White House at one point" and since gone back to his post at the Agency. They said that based on the complaint, he is likely extremely knowledgeable about eastern European and Ukrainian politics.