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During their Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning newscasts, the major broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) seized on a newly released anonymous whistleblower memo that described the reaction of one White House official listening to President Trump's call with the president of Ukraine. The keywords that elevated their intrigue involved the official calling the call “crazy” and “frightening.”
“This is an unusual look into at least one of the conversations the whistleblower had with a White House official who’s describing the conversation between President Trump and the Ukrainian president in stark terms,” announced NBC chief White House correspondent Hallie Jackson on Today.
As the video portion of her report began, Jackson hyped the memo’s content.