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The White house on Wednesday, a copy of the President, Trump published the July phone call with Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky, he shows, was looking for a review of the Biden family of shops in the country — but the document does not Trump displayed suggested explicitly the use of military aid as part of a quid pro quo, as Democrats, in the forward with impeachment.
The document released by Trump a day earlier, indicates that the call has the Trump out of the White house residence — in 25th place took. July from 9:03 to 9:33 p.m. A notation that says in the memo, as it represents not a copy of a “word-for-word”, but is based on “notes and reminders” from which to listen to and memorializing the call. It is still in transcript form.
The memo begins with the President congratulated Zelensky on his election victory, before Trump discussed finally, the topic of former Vice-President Joe Biden and his son Hunter.
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“There is talk of Biden’s is much son that Biden finished want to the law enforcement and a lot of people to find out about so, what can you do with the attorney-General would be great,” Trump said in the phone call. “Biden went on to boast that he ended the persecution of so if you are looking into it…It sounds terrible for me.”
This refers to Joe Biden, during the Vice-President urges Ukraine to fire was its top Prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, who is the investigation of the natural gas company Burisma Holdings — where Hunter Biden was on the Board. Biden has claimed that the corruption is asked concerns his intervention.
Trump, in the run-up to the transcript release, was charged to investigate by the Democrats, essentially, of pressure from a foreign power, is a political opponent, as Biden is now a top contender for the 2020 democratic presidential nomination.
On Monday, it was announced that Trump had ordered his staff to freeze almost $ 400 million in assistance to Ukraine for a couple of days before calling the call with Zelensky, a detail that has fueled accusations and to announce led House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a formal impeachment inquiry on Tuesday. But the call of the transcript of the show not to mention Trump, the development aid as a means of pressure or otherwise — seem to refer even though Zelensky has military aid early in the call, when he thanked trump for the “great support in the area of defense.”
The transcript shows Zelensky finally, it trumps the Biden affair, suggesting that to be considered by a new state’s attorney. “He or she is in the situation, especially the company that you mentioned in this issue, the Problem of the investigation of the case, the question of the restoration of justice, we will take care of us, and we will work on the investigation of the case.”
Trump said Zelensky, he wanted to engage his lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, and Minister of justice, William Barr, to.
“I’m going to give Mr. Giuliani call, and I’ll also have to attorney General Barr call and we will go to the bottom of it. I am sure you will figure it out,” he said.
A justice spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said in a statement that the attorney General was the first named, the President of the conversation with Zelensky, a few weeks after the call was made, “when the justice learned Ministry, a possible recommendation.”
“The President has not spoken with the attorney General about the Ukraine to investigate anything in relation to Ex-Vice President Biden or his son,” said Kupec. “The President has not asked to contact the Attorney General of Ukraine, — on this or any other matter. The attorney General has not communicated with the Ukraine on this or any other topic. Still, the attorney General discussed this matter, or has everything with Ukraine, with Rudy Giuliani.”
Before the Protocol was released, Democrats Trump, the not properly use his office to investigate the pressure in another country, one of his chief Democratic opponents. accused Hogan Gidley, a White house spokesman, said in an appearance on Fox News: “There is no quid pro quo, and there is no pressure.”
Trump has denied wrongdoing and has repeatedly called to push the indictment as a partisan “witch hunt.”
“Will have to excuse the Democrats, after he was told what the conversation with the Ukrainian President? You should have a perfect call – you got a surprise!” the President tweeted on Wednesday.
The Trump-Zelensky conversation led to a whistleblower lawsuit against the President, provoke the avalanche of impeachment to calls from Democrats.
But justice – in a new letter from the Office of Legal Counsel is of the essence by Fox News, again, to the assertion that the whistleblower brought something “urgent concern” that should Congress pass.
“For the reasons outlined above, added to this we conclude that the complaint to the [intelligence community inspector general] adds a “pressing concern’…” He: “As a result, the Statute is not necessary that the [Director of National Intelligence] to submit the complaint committees to the intelligence.”
The DOJ opinion also said that the intelligence community inspector general, some of the sustained found “points to a disputed political bias on the part of the Complainant in favor of a competing political candidate,” but still said the allegations “seemed credible.” Fox News previously reported that, according to a source, the individual is also not “first Hand knowledge” of the phone call.
Sources, meanwhile, said that the original allegations, spoke of a possible campaign Finance violation, but the DOJ concluded that trump does not qualify the request for an investigation as a “thing of value” for his campaign – and not as a criminal violation.
On Tuesday night, Pelosi – who had announced to pursue resisted calls from the liberal base indictment – a formal impeachment inquiry against the President. Even without a “quid pro quo”, in the transcript, Democrats are likely to be high tours on impeachment. Wednesday is a transcript of the release is the first time the legislature has seen exactly what has been said in the conversation.
Democrats, though, have said they will not be satisfied with just seeing the transcript and have said they want full access to the whistleblower report. This complaint can soon turned, however, as the government weighs the handling of the document.
The log also shows, Trump to ask for a “favor” in the form of Ukraine, the provision of information about the hack from the DNC server, in 2016. He refers to CrowdStrike, a cyber-company used by the DNC for the investigation of the attacks.
“I want you to do us a favor, if because our country has been through a lot, and the Ukraine know very much about them. I want you to find out, what is it with this whole situation with the Ukraine, they say, that Crowdstrike… I think you have one of your rich people… The server, which they say Ukraine did it,” said Trump.
During the call, Trump also what he referred to as a Special Counsel Robert Müller very poor performance” in front of the Congress is blasted “in July about the Trump-Russia-investigation. Trump added, “a lot of it started with Ukraine,” and asked for help in the collection of information about the probe to the origin. “What can do you, it is very important that you do it, if that is possible,” Trump.
Later on Wednesday, Trump to meet with Zelensky, to push what is a high-stakes moment in the midst of the prosecution, on the sidelines of the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York is planned. The meeting was previously planned, to get the regardless of the whistleblower’s allegation, although the two leaders are expected, questions from reporters on the issue.
Trump, then, it is expected that a press conference in New York in the late afternoon, where the charge drive is sure to be front and center.
A Trump senior administration official told Fox News that the White house has worked, as fast as you can is to release to Congress, the whistleblower complaint, Trump’s talks with the Ukrainian President, as long as it is legally possible.
The White house has claimed that they have nothing to hide and that it is not misconduct. Their General position is that it is all possible is available to the Congress or the public in reference to Trump’s call and the complaint to the intelligence community inspector General.
“The President must be held accountable,” Pelosi said on Tuesday, citing his alleged “betrayal of his oath of office, a betrayal of our national security, and the betrayal of the integrity of our elections.”
Fox News’ Ed Henry, Jake Gibson, Catherine Herridge, Kevin cork and Brooke Singman contributed to this report.