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Conservative blogger Erick Erickson has 8 reasons the whistleblower complaint is 'really bad' for Trump

It seems most prominent conservatives aren't letting a whistleblower change their minds.

After the Thursday release of an intelligence whistleblower complaint detailing a concerning phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Trump's usual allies jumped to his defense. A swath of GOP lawmakers said there's nothing of importance in the report, while Republican Party officials tried to brush off Democrats' attempts to investigate it further.

But Erick Erickson, a conservative blogger and radio host, tweeted and wrote a blog post outlining why the complaint is actually "really bad for the president." At the core of his argument is that the complaint reads as credible, and that opens up a lot of investigative opportunities for Democrats.

The View host Meghan McCain, a conservative who has criticized Trump many times in the past, meanwhile had a brief but brutal response to the whistleblower's allegation that Trump officials have a pattern of hiding "politically sensitive" calls: "God help our country if this is true."