Oh, this thing is getting even more intriguing. 

Courtesy of WaPo:

The whistleblower complaint that has triggered a tense showdown between the U.S. intelligence community and Congress involves President Trump’s communications with a foreign leader, according to two former U.S. officials familiar with the matter.

Trump’s interaction with the foreign leader included a “promise” that was regarded as so troubling that it prompted an official in the U.S. intelligence community to file a formal whistleblower complaint with the inspector general for the intelligence community, said the former officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly.

It was not immediately clear which foreign leader Trump was speaking with or what he pledged to deliver, but his direct involvement in the matter has not been previously disclosed. It raises new questions about the president’s handling of sensitive information and may further strain his relationship with U.S. spy agencies. One former official said the communication was a phone call.

Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson determined that the complaint was credible and troubling enough to be considered a matter of “urgent concern,” a legal threshold that requires notification of congressional oversight committees.

But acting director of national intelligence Joseph Maguire has refused to share details about Trump’s alleged transgression with lawmakers, touching off a legal and political dispute that has spilled into public view and prompted speculation that the spy chief is improperly protecting the president.

CNN gathered the names of the world leaders that Trump talked to in the week before this complaint was filed, and they include:

Russian President Vladimir Putin
North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un
The Prime Minister of Pakistan
The Prime Minister of the Netherlands
The Emir of Qatar.

Though, to be clear, we do not yet know which one, if any, this complaint refers to.

We may get more clarification in a little while as the Inspector General is currently meeting with the House Intelligence Committee about this very subject. 

It should be noted that this is the first time in history that a whistleblower has filed a complaint concerning a president’s communication with a foreign leader. 

Which suggests to me at least that this could be big. 

Update: It looks like somebody finally read the newspaper to Trump:

“Is anybody dumb enough to believe that I would say something inappropriate with a foreign leader.”

Bitch, we have heard you do that ourselves!