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Acting DNI Chief Threatened to Quit if Forced to ‘Stonewall Congress’ Over Whistleblower Complaint

Acting DNI Chief Threatened to Quit if Forced to ‘Stonewall Congress’ Over Whistleblower Complaint

Joseph McGuire threatened to retireActing Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire threatened to  resign if the White House wouldn’t let him speak freely during his  scheduled congressional testimony Thursday about the whistleblower  complaint involving President Trump and Ukraine’s leader, The Washington Post reports.

Maguire reportedly told the White House that he would not be  withholding information from Congress, unless the White House was going  to assert executive privilege on the matter and pursue a legal case  preventing his cooperation. It is reportedly unclear whether Maguire’s  threat to resign forced the White House to permit his testimony, but  officials told the newspaper that Maguire wanted to speak with lawmakers  to defend the actions he took.

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