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Politics Trump open to releasing summary of second call with Ukraine president Zelensky

18:40  08 november  2019
18:40  08 november  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

White House releases summary of Trump's first call with Ukraine's Zelensky

  White House releases summary of Trump's first call with Ukraine's Zelensky The White House has released a document summarizing President Donald Trump’s first phone call with newly elected Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in April of this year. © Danil Shamkin/NurPhoto via Getty Images Ukraine's President Vladimir Zelensky during a briefing in the office of the President in Kiev. Ukraine, Thursday, June 27, 2019 The tone of the call released Friday was much more congratulatory, as it took place hours after Zelensky’s historic landslide election, and was significantly shorter than the July 25 call at the center of the House impeachment inquiry.

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said Friday he may release the summary of a second phone call with Volodymyr Zelensky that House Democrats have sought as part of their impeachment inquiry. Trump took the unusual step in September of releasing a summary of a July 25 call with

President Donald Trump repeatedly pushed for Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, and his son, Hunter, during a July 25 phone call , according to a transcript of the conversation released by the White House.

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Friday he may release the summary of a second phone call with Volodymyr Zelensky that House Democrats have sought as part of their impeachment inquiry.

Trump took the unusual step in September of releasing a summary of a July 25 call with the Ukrainian president at the center of a whistleblower’s report that alleged the president pressured Ukraine to dig up dirt on Democrat Joe Biden.

Trump shows GOP senators summary of his first call with Ukraine president

  Trump shows GOP senators summary of his first call with Ukraine president President Donald Trump hosted a group of Republican senators Thursday afternoon for lunch and showed them an account of his first call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, according to three sources familiar with the matter. © Alex Wong/Getty Images President Donald Trump. The Republican senators who attended the lunch included Sens. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Kevin Cramer of North Dakota, Mike Crapo of Idaho, Ted Cruz of Texas, Steve Daines of Montana, Deb Fischer of Nebraska, Ben Sasse of Nebraska, Thom Tillis of North Carolina, Mike Enzi of Wyoming and Jerry Moran of Kansas.

5 Here, Mr. Trump pushes the Ukrainian president to get his country’s prosecutor to open an investigation into former Vice Explore the call log. tk index summary . Note: The words released by the White House recounting Mr. Trump ’s conversation with Mr. Zelensky look like a transcript, but

The Trump administration has released the much-anticipated transcript summary of President Trump 's phone call with Ukraine President Volodymyr The president 's call with Zelensky took place a day after Robert Mueller testified before Congress about the Russia investigation and about

But that summary, which the president describes as a “transcript” but is a not a verbatim record of the call, has only added fuel to Democratic assertions that Trump abused the power of his office by withholding financial aid approved by Congress to Ukraine as a way to force the country to chip in with investigations of his opponents.

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Now, lawmakers are interested in a separate April 21 phone call between Trump and Zelensky that took place soon after the Ukrainian leader was elected.

"If they want it, I'll give it to them," Trump told reporters on the South Lawn of the second phone call. "I have no problem giving it to them."

Trump said he doesn't like releasing the phone call summaries, because "it’s such a bad precedent.” Releasing the details of calls with foreign leaders could make it harder for his and future administrations to conduct foreign diplomacy. But Trump has argued the summaries demonstrate he's done nothing wrong in his exchanges with Ukraine.

READ: Memo of Trump's first call with Zelensky

  READ: Memo of Trump's first call with Zelensky The White House on Friday released a memo of a call between President Trump and Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky that took place shortly after Zelensky's election earlier this year.The release came minutes before another public congressional hearing begins that is part of House Democrats' impeachment probe into Trump.

Read the full summary of President Trump 's call with Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelensky . By Jason Silverstein. Updated on: September 25, 2019 / 12:30 We are ready to open a new page on cooperation in relations between the United States and Ukraine . For that purpose, I just recalled our

President Donald Trump on Friday said he would turn over the transcript of a call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky which proceeded the July conversation between the two leaders that ignited House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry. “I had a second call with the president which

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Democrats have focused on one particular exchange in the initial summary in which Trump asked Zelensky for a favor after an extensive conversation about U.S. aid.

"I would like you to do us a favor though because our country has been through a lot and Ukraine knows a lot about it," Trump said.

Trump goes on to ask Zelensky to look into details about a company that investigated hacking of the Democratic National Committee during the 2016 election.

"We are ready to open a new page on cooperation in relations between the United States and Ukraine," Zelensky said in response.

John Fritze and David Jackson cover the White House. Reach them @jfritze and @djusatoday.

Contributing: Jeanine Santucci

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Trump open to releasing summary of second call with Ukraine president Zelensky

Nikki Haley doesn't think Trump will be removed from office .
In an interview with Norah O'Donnell, Haley called impeachment "the death penalty" for a public official"You're gonna impeach a president for asking for a favor that didn't happen and– and giving money and it wasn't withheld?" Haley said. "I don't know what you would impeach him on. And look, Norah, impeachment is, like, the death penalty for a public official.

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