Michael Atkinson was the first to inform Congress about an anonymous whistleblower complaint last year that described Trump's pressure on Ukraine to investigate Democrat Joe Biden and his son.
“It came up while we were tied down in the impeachment trial," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday.
President Trump will address the nation about his acquittal from the "terrible ordeal" of impeachment on Thursday at noon.
Fifty-two of the 53 Republican Senators voted to acquit Trump on the first charge, abuse of power, with Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) delivering the lone, dissenting vote. All 53 Republicans acquitted Trump on the obstruction of power charge.
"Corrupting an election to keep oneself in office is perhaps the most abusive and destructive violation of one's oath of office that I can imagine," the Utah Republican said Wednesday.
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