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President Trump said Thursday he can read the transcript of his 25. July-phone call with Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky, according to the, the Americans delivered in the style of the famous fireside chats by President Franklin Roosevelt in the 1930s and 1940s.
“This is about a call, that is a good decision,” Trump said in an interview with the Washington Examiner. “At some point, I’ll sit down, maybe a fireside chat on live TV, and I read the transcript of the conversation, because people listen to it. If you read it, it is called a straight.”
Roosevelt delivered a series of informal radio addresses called fireside chats, to war, to garner support for his New Deal ” policy, and to update Americans on the history of the second world, among other issues.
President Donald Trump speaks in the Diplomatic room of the White house on Sunday. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
A public reading of the call transcript to highlight would be the latest attempt by Trump to thwart the impeachment investigation against him by Democrats in Congress. The President has repeatedly refused Democratic demands that he withheld crucial military assistance to Kiev, to press Zelensky to investigate former Vice-President Joe Biden and his son Hunter.
Several witnesses have concerns about the call. Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander he received his, who serves as Director of the National Security Council (NSC), testified in private before the Congress this week, he was alarmed by Trump’s request Zelensky.
“Everyone knows that I did nothing wrong,” Trump, the auditor said. “Bill Clinton has things wrong; Richard Nixon has things the wrong way. I’m not going to go back to [Andrew] Johnson, because that was a little before my time. But you have things wrong. I have done nothing wrong.”
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During the interview, Trump said he was self-responsible, and by the assessment of aid for Ukraine, a country with a history of endemic corruption.
“We give them money, we give them weapons,” he said. “We have an obligation to see corruption.”