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Politics Lawmakers traveling to Ukraine amid controversy over Trump phone call

18:40  27 september  2019
18:40  27 september  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

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.

A congressional delegation will travel to Ukraine this week to meet with military leaders amid the controversy over President Trump 's July phone call with the He was referring to the controversy surrounding the newly revealed phone call between Trump and President Volodymyr Zelensky in July.

Mr Trump acknowledges freezing military aid to Ukraine and pressing it to investigate Joe Biden. Nearly a dozen Democrats have come out in favour of impeachment over the last week since the Ukraine phone call controversy came to light. US lawmakers view Trump whistleblower complaint.

A congressional delegation will travel to Ukraine this week to meet with military leaders amid the controversy over President Trump's July phone call with the Ukrainian president — though they say the trip, planned before the details of that call were known, was originally meant to address other issues.

Rep. John Garamendi, D-Calif., said U.S. lawmakers are hoping to meet with political leaders in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine.© Vasily Fedosenko Rep. John Garamendi, D-Calif., said U.S. lawmakers are hoping to meet with political leaders in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine.

Rep. John Garamendi, D-Calif., said on Fox Business Network Thursday that the trip mostly concerns the European Reassurance Initiative, which invests billions supporting European allies — mostly in Eastern Europe — in response to the Russian incursion into Ukraine. Garamendi is the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee's subcommittee on readiness.

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  Sebastian Gorka traveling to Europe with Mike Pompeo Former White House staffer Sebastian Gorka is traveling to Europe with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who is embroiled in the controversy concerning President Trump's phone call with Ukraine's president.Gorka, a fierce Trump defender who was born to Hungarian parents in London and has U.S. citizenship, was spotted getting into a State Department van that is headed to Joint Base Andrews, according to an NBC News reporter.

President Trump on Sept. 25 released the rough transcript of a July 25 phone call with Ukraine 's president. Here are some key takeaways. What lawmakers learned from Trump ’s Ukraine call memo - Продолжительность: 10:54 PBS NewsHour 581 просмотр.

The release of a five-page memo describing President Trump 's July phone call with Ukraine 's president revealed new details of Trump ’s actions regarding

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“In the intervening time we have the president pulling $770 million out of that program, and these are critical infrastructure so that our troops can actually engage if ever necessary in Eastern Europe, and of course we were going to do the Ukraine thing looking at the military support that we're giving,” he said.

He said that trip was planned four months ago, but noted that it has now become “all tied up in this impeachment issue.”

He was referring to the controversy surrounding the newly revealed phone call between Trump and President Volodymyr Zelensky in July. The transcript of the call was released this week after a whistleblower complaint alleging that Trump pressured Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter.

Trump Says He Will Release Transcript of Call With Ukraine’s President

  Trump Says He Will Release Transcript of Call With Ukraine’s President President Trump said on Tuesday that he will release the transcript of his July phone call with the Ukrainian president in an effort to quell the controversy over whether he pressed for Kiev to investigate a political rival. Mr. Trump insisted that the call was “totally appropriate” and pledged to release its full text on Wednesday. .You will see it was a very friendly and totally appropriate call. No pressure and, unlike Joe Biden and his son, NO quid pro quo! This is nothing more than a continuation of the Greatest and most Destructive Witch Hunt of all time!— Donald J.

During a bilateral meeting with Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelensky, President Trump joked to reporters that he's made Zelensky "more famous" with the controversy over their call .

Concern grows over president call to Kiev amid claims US aid withheld as bargaining chip. The phone call prompted a whistleblower within the US intelligence community to raise a red flag with Mr Trump has alleged that Mr Biden improperly pressured Ukraine to fire a top prosecutor who was

The allegation has escalated Democratic calls for Trump’s impeachment, with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., announcing a formal inquiry this week. Democrats allege that the call indicates a quid pro quo, with Trump holding military spending in return for an investigation into a political opponent. The transcript, though, does not show Trump explicitly linking the two. The money was eventually delivered.

READ THE WHISTLEBLOWER'S COMPLAINT

On CNN Friday morning, Garamendi said the delegation is hoping to meet with political leaders in Kiev, including the defense minister, but said that “given all of the disruption it remains to be seen exactly how that goes.”

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“The question there is Ukraine is a critical ally. Ukraine has been invaded by Russia. What does all of this mean to Ukraine, how can we make sure that they get the assistance that they need to continue to push back against Russia and ultimately be successful and push Russia out of Ukraine?” he said.

However, Garamendi also said that he believed a quid pro quo was relayed, and didn’t rule out speaking to officials about the Biden matter. He has previously said he intends to “hold discussions on this matter and inquire about the conversations [Trump attorney] Rudy Giuliani and President Trump have had with Ukrainian leadership." However, he said the delegation has to be "very very careful" about the subject on the trip to the country.

“Once again things are rapidly evolving here [and] what the Ukrainian government will do and how it will respond to what has got to be a major political issue for them back in Kiev remains to be seen,” he said on CNN. “And so we're going to be treading very carefully on the political side of this.”

Whistleblower complaint about Trump delivered to Congress .
A whistleblower's complaint about President Donald Trump's communications with Ukraine was hand delivered Wednesday afternoon to Capitol Hill for lawmakers to review. © poolSen. Richard Burr, the Republican chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said he has started to read the document but declined to give his initial thoughts. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Members of the Democratic-led House Intelligence Committee are also reviewing the documents.

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