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September 24, 2019

The Senate unanimously passed a nonbinding resolution Tuesday calling for the whistleblower complaint related to President Trump's communications with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to be released to the House and Senate Intelligence Committees.

The resolution was hotlined, meaning that it bypassed regular Senate procedures such as floor debates and went straight to a vote where it was passed by unanimous consent. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) asked to pass it, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kent.) did not object, arguing that he's through with all the speculation and just wants the facts.

That's pretty good news for people who consider the whistleblower complaint more important than the transcript of Trump's phone call with Zelensky in July, which he's agreed to release. And even though it's nonbinding, it's not an insignificant turn of events. Tim O'Donnell

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