In theory, both will be complete and unredacted.
UPDATE: Apparently the whistleblower complaint will be redacted.
UPDATE: The DoJ has released its memo concerning the whistleblower complaint.
UPDATE: Here is the transcript of the phone conversation.
The Justice Department Office of Legal Counsel opinion, which was released today, says the whistleblower’s complaint centers on the July phone call between the President and the Ukrainian president, the rough transcript of which was released by the White House earlier today.
The opinion further notes that the intelligence community inspector general said the whistleblower, who is still unknown to the Justice Department, as having “some indicia of an arguable political bias.”
Even so, the inspector general determined that the whistleblower’s complaint was credible, that Trump’s actions could be a violation of the campaign finance law.
Notably, yesterday the General Counsel for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence wrote in a letter to the whistleblower’s attorney, that the whistleblower acted in “good faith.”
I am reserving all judgment on this for now.
- We don’t know who the whistleblower is or what (if any) axes he has to grind.
- We don’t know how much the whistleblower actually knows. Some have suggested he or she had to rely on second- or third-hand knowledge of the events or phone calls in question.
We shall see.