Ukraine whistleblower insists he discussed nothing of ‘substance’ with Schiff staff before filing complaint

Ukraine whistleblower insists he discussed nothing of 'substance' with Schiff staff before filing complaint 1 (Photo by ANDREW HARRER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

The alleged Ukraine whistleblower did not disclose on his complaint form that he had met with a congressional committee despite contacting a House Intelligence Committee aide on Adam Schiff’s staff before filing the complaint because nothing of “substance” was discussed.

According to documents reviewed by CBS News, the whistleblower contacted the Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson on Oct. 8 to explain the details of his prior meeting with Democratic majority staff of the House Intelligence Committee before the complaint was filed.

In his Aug. 12 complaint, the whistleblower claimed President Trump pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to order an investigation into a corrupt Ukrainian energy company that the son of his potential political opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden, was working for.

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