Trump says transcript of Ukraine conversation to be released

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 24: U.S. President Donald Trump waits to take the stage to speak the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters on September 24, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he has directed the release on Wednesday of the “unredacted” transcript of his July phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.

Trump has acknowledged that he discussed former Vice President Joe Biden in the call.

Trump tweets Tuesday that “You will see it was a very friendly and totally appropriate call. No pressure.”

Trump’s reference to Biden on the call raised questions about whether the president improperly used his office to pressure another country as a way of hurting one of his chief Democratic rivals.

On Monday, it was reported that Trump had ordered his staff to freeze nearly $400 million in aid to Ukraine a few days before a phone call with Zelenskiy

The call is at the center of an intelligence whistleblower complaint.

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6 comments

  • steve

    Has anyone identified the ‘whistleblower’? The Democrats have a real knack of not putting names on their ‘sources’ of information.

  • They can't stop their own madness

    Why give in to the lopsided left? What aboutism? Are you kidding me? What about all Hillary’s emails? What about all the FISA abuse? What about Biden’s kid and his dealings with China? I wouldn’t even consider releasing my USA birth certificate.

  • Joanie Caldwell-Kenoshmeg

    A transcript that will be doctored and fake… LIKE HIS WEATHER REPORT complete with Trump doctored Sharpie modifications.

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