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"I believe this matter is unprecedented" - Maguire

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Published on September 26, 2019 - Duration: 01:27s

"I believe this matter is unprecedented" - Maguire

In his opening statement before the House Intelligence Committee, Acting Director of National Intelligence, Joseph Maguire, said this matter is "unprecedented." Rough cut (no narration)

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"I believe this matter is unprecedented" - Maguire

The acting national intelligence director also added that he handled the whistleblower situation with the "full compliance of the law".

The report, released by a congressional panel on Thursday, said President Donald Trump used his office to solicit Ukraine's interference in the 2020 election to advance his personal political interests, risking U.S. national security.

The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee released a declassifed version of the report made by the whistleblower, which triggered weeks of controversy and prompted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to launch a formal impeachment inquiry into the Republican president.

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