Maguire faces immediate scrutiny in his role after the Office of the Director of National Intelligence refuses to meet the deadline for filing a complaint for permanent home selection Intelligence Committee, which was considered by the Inspector General Ohr of the intelligence community "credible and urgent."
The whistleblower complaint deals, at least in part, with a phone call Trump made in July with Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky. On Friday, CNN reported that Trump was pressing Zelensky in a call to investigate the son of former Vice President Joe Biden-Hunter, according to a person familiar with the situation.
On the day of Trump's conversation with Zelensky, word spread that Trump was reviewing a plan to curtail Ukraine's foreign assistance.
Coates said that "there is a lot I cannot say" about the situation, adding: "We are in the business of secrets … obviously there are a number of things related to this and you have read about it in the document and there is speculation. "
The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff, announced on Tuesday that the complainants would like to speak to the committee.
The notifier asked Maguire for directions on how to get there, Schiff said.
"We have been informed by the person's lawyer that their client would like to speak with our committee and have asked the DNI for guidance on how to do this," Schiff tweeted.
"We are in touch with the council and look forward to blowing Wer's testimony immediately this week," he added.