in the vicinity ofvideo of Democrats calling for the impeachment, as the Ukraine-controversy grows
The national security lawyer Bradley Moss, and attorney Harmeet Dhillon weigh in on the whistleblower complaint.
President Trump said in a tweet that he will release on Wednesday a copy of its July call to the Ukrainian President, Vladimir Zelensky, in which they discussed allegedly, the Biden, a study with Joe.
“I am currently at the United Nations our country represented, but approved the release tomorrow of the complete, fully approved and unredacted transcript of my telephone conversation with President Zelensky of Ukraine,” wrote Trump. “You will see, it was a very, very friendly and completely appropriate to call. No pressure, and, in contrast to Joe Biden and his son, NO quid pro quo! This is nothing more than a continuation of the Largest and most Destructive witch-hunt of all time!”
Trump added: “The Democrats are so focused on the hurt of the Republican party and the President, you will be able to do something because of it, including provisions about gun safety, the reduction of prescription drug prices, infrastructure, etc. So bad for our country!”
The dramatic “flip the script” moment could excite blunt Democrats ‘ “new push to begin a formal impeachment inquiry, based on a whistleblower’ s allegation that the President expressed to investigate the new Ukrainian leader during the call, the former Vice President and his son, Hunter.
But Democrats were sure to continue their push for the whistleblower’s complaint and the testimony is full, that could additional details. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said on Tuesday afternoon that the statement of the whistleblower may be imminent.
“We were informed, and requested to speak to the whistleblower attorney, you would like to client, with our Committee and guidelines of the Act, the DNI [Director of National Intelligence], how to do,” ship said in a tweet. “We are in contact with the lawyer and look forward to the whistleblower, the witness as soon as this week.”
It was unclear whether Acting DNI Joseph Maguire would provide this leadership. Maguire is expected that witnesses before the House Intelligence Committee in an open hearing on Thursday, but Maguire has refused to share some information, including the complaint.
A source familiar with the matter, Fox News said this week that the whistleblower have “first Hand knowledge” of the conversation between Trump and the Ukrainian President.
And Yahoo News reported that the GOP-controlled Senate Intelligence Committee had written to the whistleblower’s lawyer, interview a cross-party closed door”.
At the same time, to Shine the affair threatened a harsh spotlight on the three-part’ activities in Ukraine, and top Republican, Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., be warned, the situation could go “back” to Democrats.
“The longer we talk about what the three-piece did, in the Ukraine, the better,” said Barry Bennett, a former trump campaign adviser, dismissed those who believe that Trump pays a political price for the current controversy.
Joe Biden has confirmed that, when he was Vice President, he set himself successfully to the Ukraine under pressure to fire top Prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, while Shokin, the investigation of the natural gas company Burisma Holdings — where Hunter Biden was on the Board.
Ukraine President Vladimir Zelenskiy, left, shakes hands with U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence, in Warsaw, Poland, on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Top Trump surrogates, including his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, who said that Ukraine, the investigation of the matter.
And trump has long said he wants the European countries to pay more for their own defense. An administration official told the Wall Street Journal that Trump participate in the actions on the call with Zelensky in July, “reflecting the president’s concerns about how the US spending help and money, whether US allies are appropriate.”
In remarks to reporters at the United Nations on Monday, Trump the linking of the aid money to the Ukraine, the investigation is denied.
“No, I don’t” have said it Trump. But he also repeated the three-part’ actions in Ukraine as a “disgrace” and added: “It is very important to talk to about corruption. … Why should you give money to a country that you think is corrupt?”
Still, there was other evidence that the publication of the transcript would not fully meet the growing chorus of Democrats meet the challenge a prosecution request. In a statement on Sunday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is strongly recommended that the charges may be on the table, if the whistleblower is fully complaint was not made available to Congress.
“If the administration consists in the blocking of this whistleblower, the disclosure is to the Congress, a serious violation of constitutional duties by the President, you will be in a grave, a new Chapter of lawlessness, which is said to us in a whole new Phase of the investigation,” Pelosi
And some commentators also skepticism trump announcement to throw within minutes.
“Nixon released his own transcripts of Oval Office tapes — which turned out to be completely misleading,” said the historian Kevin Cruse.
Added Political correspondent Natasha Bertrand: “the Full transcription ≠ fully whistleblower complaint.”
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Meanwhile, a number of key swing-district Democrats late on Monday night threw their support en masse behind the opening of a formal impeachment inquiry, as The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal reported on the evening that the President personally ordered the acting chief of staff of the White house Mick Mulvaney to freeze almost $ 400 million in military aid to Ukraine just a few days before his phone call with the Ukrainian President.
House Democrats were set to meet Thursday evening to discuss the next steps. A Senior house democratic leadership aide told Fox News that the Ukraine wouldn’t matter front-and-center.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.