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Politics Biden calls on Trump to release transcript of call with Ukrainian president

02:50  21 september  2019
02:50  21 september  2019 Source:   washingtonexaminer.com

'Perfectly fine and routine conversation': Trump defends call with Ukrainian president

  'Perfectly fine and routine conversation': Trump defends call with Ukrainian president In Saturday morning tweets, President Trump pushed back on a reported whistleblower complaint.The complaint reportedly centers on concerns that Trump urged President Volodymyr Zelensky to work with his attorney Rudy Giuliani to investigate Hunter Biden's ties to an energy company owned by a Ukrainian oligarch.

“ President Trump in a July phone call repeatedly pressured the president of Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden ’s son, according to people familiar with the matter, urging Volodymyr “At minimum, Donald Trump should immediately release the transcript of the call in question, so that the American people

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Friday called on President Donald Trump to make public a July phone call at the center of a report that Trump pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to find dirt on Biden 's family. "If these reports are true, then there is truly no bottom to

Former Vice President Joe Biden is calling on President Trump to release the transcript of his phone call with the Ukrainian president, which is reportedly the subject of a recent whistleblower complaint.

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According to reports, the president repeatedly urged the Ukrainian government to open an investigation into the 2020 Democratic front-runner's son Hunter Biden during the call in question. He reportedly urged Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky roughly eight times to work with his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani to investigate Hunter Biden's ties to an energy company owned by a Ukrainian oligarch.

Pence advised Trump against releasing partial transcript of Ukraine call: 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.

Donald Trump calls intelligence whistle-blower accusing him of wrongdoing in call to Ukraine 's president 'a partisan' trying a 'political hack job' as Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani admitted during CNN interview that he asked Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden 's dealings there when he was vice- president .

The call is already under investigation by House Democrats about allegations of whether Trump and target the son of former Vice President Joe Biden , who is now seeking the Democratic nomination to challenge Trump . Lawmakers have demanded a full transcript and a list of participants on the call .

After saying that "not one single outlet has given any credibility" to the notion that he had pressured the Ukrainian government on behalf of his lobbyist son during his time as vice president, Biden released a new statement on the matter telling Trump to release the transcript of the call.

"If the reports are true, then there is truly no bottom to President Trump's willingness to abuse his power and abase our country," he said. "At minimum, Donald Trump should immediately release the transcript of the call in question, so that the American people can judge for themselves, and direct the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to stop stonewalling and release the whistleblower notification to Congress."

'Trust Me': Trump campaign raises cash over 'Nervous Nancy' and impeachment

  'Trust Me': Trump campaign raises cash over 'Nervous Nancy' and impeachment Just hours after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the launch of a formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump, his campaign began fundraising off the news. © Provided by MediaDC: Washington Newspaper Publishing Company, Inc.A joint fundraising committee authorized by Trump and the Republican National Committee sent out an email to supporters that implied a transcript of a phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was attached. The email’s subject line contained an emoji of a paperclip and the words “Call Transcript.

" President Trump in a July phone call repeatedly pressured the president of Ukraine to investigate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden 's son, urging Volodymyr Zelensky about eight times to work with Rudy Giuliani, his personal lawyer, on a probe, according to people familiar with the matter.

President Trump will meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky at the United Nations The Ukrainian government's readout of the call said Mr. Trump was "convinced that the new Ukrainian Giuliani said he wasn't ordered by Mr. Trump to investigate Biden and didn't inform the president of

House Democrats are demanding the Trump administration hand over a whistleblower complaint, which is thought to center on Trump’s communications with a foreign leader in which he made a "promise" that involves Ukraine. The acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire, however, has so far refused to comply.

Over the past few months, Giuliani has met with and encouraged Ukrainian officials to investigate Hunter Biden's employment as a board member in 2014 by natural gas firm Burisma Holdings, when Joe Biden was still vice president. The elder Biden raised concerns about a possible conflict of interest when he threatened to withhold $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees if Ukraine did not fire its top prosecutor, who had been accused of corruption and was investigating the oligarch who owned the energy company.

Maguire is expected to testify before the House and Senate intelligence panels next week.

The Ukraine transcript is not a dud. It is bad news for Trump .
The release of the transcript President Trump's call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was not the dud that Trump and his allies have been presenting it to be. It's very bad news for Trump.The release of the transcript President Trump's call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was not the dud that Trump and his allies have been presenting it to be. It's very bad news for Trump.

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