In rare bipartisan moment, Senate unanimously votes for Trump to release whistleblower complaint to intelligence committees

The complaint centers around a July 25 phone call Trump had with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in which Trump reportedly pressured Zelensky to work with his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden ahead of the 2020 election.

The whistleblower also alleges that Trump made a “promise” to Zelensky during the call, but it’s unclear what the promise was.

The whistleblower is in talks with both congressional intelligence committees about testifying in regard to their complaint against Trump.

The Senate voted unanimously in favor of a resolution on Tuesday calling for a whistleblower complaint involving President Donald Trump to be turned over to congressional intelligence committees.

The move is monumental and a rare moment of bipartisanship between Democrats and Republicans in the upper chamber. It also came as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was expected to announce her support of a formal impeachment inquiry into Trump stemming from the whistleblower’s complaint.

The president confirmed The Post’s reporting on Tuesday and said he decided to withhold the aid days before the call with Zelensky, but he denied that it was part of any quid pro quo effort. Instead, he said his main concern with sending military assistance to Ukraine was that other countries haven’t been paying their fair share as well.

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