White House attorneys directed sealing of phone transcript

  • Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., arrives at the Capitol in Washington, as she manages the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

  • President Donald Trump steps off Air Force One after arriving at Andrews Air Force Base, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Trump had spent the week attending the United Nations General Assembly in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

WASHINGTON — Sparring line by line over a whistleblower’s complaint, the White House on Friday confirmed a key detail from the unidentified CIA officer who has accused President Donald Trump of abusing the power of his office. At the same time, Trump insisted anew that his actions and words have been “perfect” and the complaint might well be the work of “a partisan operative.”