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Politics Trump issues fresh denial of a ‘dicey’ conversation with a foreign leader

17:15  20 september  2019
17:15  20 september  2019 Source:   washingtonpost.com

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President Trump on Friday freshly denied having had a “ dicey ” phone call with a foreign leader that is central to a potentially explosive whistleblower complaint, and he blamed the controversy on “Radical Left Democrats and their Fake News Media partners.”

Trump denies having any inappropriate conversations with foreign leaders . The complaint was made by an intelligence official who was reportedly troubled by a promise Trump allegedly made during a phone conversation with a foreign leader , The Washington Post first reported.

President Trump on Friday freshly denied having had a “dicey” phone call with a foreign leader that is central to a potentially explosive whistleblower complaint, and he blamed the controversy on “Radical Left Democrats and their Fake News Media partners.”

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: President Trump speaks at a White House event Monday.© Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post President Trump speaks at a White House event Monday.

In morning tweets, Trump also asserted that the complaint itself was “highly partisan.”

His comments followed reports that the complaint by an intelligence official centers on Ukraine and that Trump spoke with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky 2½ weeks before it was filed.

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They think I may have had a “ dicey ” conversation with a certain foreign leader based on a “highly partisan” whistleblowers.. Strange that with so many other people hearing or knowing of the perfectly fine and respectful conversation , that they would not have also come forward.

Report Delivery Issues . The Donald Trump administration is blocking release of a whistleblower's complaint about the president and an WASHINGTON – House Democrats are seeking details of a whistleblower's complaint about President Donald Trump 's dealings with an unnamed foreign leader .

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Democrats and journalists “think I may have had a ‘dicey’ conversation with a certain foreign leader based on a ‘highly partisan’ whistleblowers statement,” Trump said in a tweet that did not name Zelensky but seemed to allude to that conversation. “Strange that with so many other people hearing or knowing of the perfectly fine and respectful conversation, that they would not have also come forward. Do you know the reason why they did not? Because there was nothing said wrong, it was pitch perfect!”

The whistleblower complaint involved communications with a foreign leader and a “promise” that Trump made, which so alarmed a U.S. intelligence official who had worked at the White House that the person went to the inspector general of the intelligence community, two former U.S. officials said.

His call with Trump may have sparked the whistleblower complaint. Who is Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky?

  His call with Trump may have sparked the whistleblower complaint. Who is Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky? The former TV star was elected president this year.But his unexpected rise to power in some ways mirrored the trajectory of the character he was known for playing on TV: Vasyl Holoborodko, a schoolteacher who is elected president after one of his students records him ranting against government corruption and the video goes viral.

President Donald Trump on Thursday dismissed reports that an intelligence official was so concerned about an alleged “promise” the president made to a “Knowing all of this, is anybody dumb enough to believe that I would say something inappropriate with a foreign leader while on such a potentially

President Donald Trump is facing yet another corruption scandal after a Marine Corps unit was caught planning We’ve launched a weekly podcast, “We’ve Got Issues ,” focused on issues , not tweets. Trump tweeted. "They think I may have had a ' dicey ' conversation with a certain foreign leader

Trump’s call with Zelensky is already under investigation by House Democrats, who are examining whether Trump and his attorney, Rudolph W. Giuliani, sought to manipulate the Ukrainian government into helping Trump’s reelection campaign. Lawmakers have demanded a full transcript and a list of participants on the call.

The Democrats’ investigation was launched earlier this month, before revelations that an intelligence official had lodged a complaint with the inspector general. The Washington Post first reported on Wednesday that the complaint had to do with a “promise” that Trump made when communicating with a foreign leader.

In his morning tweets, Trump singled out one of the Democrats key to the investigation, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.).

The president asserted that the “Radical Left Democrats and their Fake News Media partners, headed up again by Little Adam Schiff, and batting Zero for 21 against me, are at it again!”

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Trump ’s interaction with the foreign leader included a ‘‘promise’’ that was regarded as so troubling that it prompted an official in the US intelligence community to It was not immediately clear which foreign leader Trump was speaking with or what he pledged to deliver, but his direct involvement in the

Donald Trump has a long history of bizarre interactions with foreign leaders . For the last two and half years, he’s regularly trashed allies of the United States And according to a whistle-blower complaint that the administration is trying to keep secret, the president recently made a “promise” to a foreign

On Thursday, Schiff warned of possible legal action if intelligence officials did not share the whistleblower complaint.

Speaking to reporters, Schiff called acting director of national intelligence Joseph Maguire’s refusal to share the complaint with Congress “unprecedented” and said he understood the Justice Department was involved in that decision.

“We cannot get an answer to the question about whether the White House is also involved in preventing this information from coming to Congress,” Schiff said, adding: “We’re determined to do everything we can to determine what this urgent concern is to make sure that the national security is protected.”

Someone, Schiff said, “is trying to manipulate the system to keep information about an urgent matter from the Congress. . . . There certainly are a lot of indications that it was someone at a higher pay grade than the director of national intelligence.”

Ellen Nakashima, Shane Harris, Greg Miller and Carol D. Leonnig contributed to this report.

Pence advised Trump against releasing partial transcript of Ukraine call: report .
Vice President Pence reportedly urged President Trump not to release a memo detailing his call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.The Wall Street Journal reported Friday that Pence fell in line and ultimately supported the report's public release, but privately counseled Trump against the matter when it was first raised. The White House eventually released the rough transcript, according to the Journal, because Trump felt that Republicans were losing the messaging battle in the press.

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