nearvideo presidents Trump, Zelensky insist there was no pressure on Ukraine to call
President Trump and the Ukrainian President will meet in person for the first time; chief White House correspondent John Roberts reports from New York.
The whistleblower complaint touched off a political storm in Washington Thursday, was released that claimed President Trump uses the “power of his office to solicit interference” from abroad in the 2020 election and the White house officials tried to call then “lock down” the data from this phone.
The rough transcription of the July call between Trump and Ukrainian presidents Vladimir Zelensky, was already released a day earlier by the White house. It is confirmed that Trump a study from the Ukraine sought in the Biden family, but does not show that the President reported explicitly the use of US aid as you originally suggested in some media.
But the whistleblower complaint, triggered by the Democrat-led House Intelligence Committee, prior to the testimony of the Deputy Director of National Intelligence, Joseph Maguire, it goes further, but it is not a first-hand report of the call. The complaint says that the White house officials who have heard the call “frightened” by them.
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The complaint cited “several White house officials with direct knowledge of the call” and throws to try and Trump “, the pressure of the Ukrainian leaders to take action to help the President’s 2020 chances of re-election.” It then claims that the White house is trying to “access” to the records of the call.
“In the days after the phone call, I learned of several U.S. officials that senior White house officials had intervened and ‘lock’ are all the records of the phone call, just the official word-for-word transcript of the conversation was produced–as usual–from the White House Situation Room,” the lawsuit says.
The complaint goes on to claim that the White house officials said they were “guided” by the White house lawyers to remove a copy of the call from the computer system, where they are normally kept. Instead, the Protocol was reportedly used recorded on another system, in the rule for classified information. The whistleblower says that, according to White House officials that it was “not the first time” a President-transcript has been in this system for the protection of politically sensitive information and is not national security sensitive information.
The document is sure to fuel initiated the impeachment investigation formally by house Democrats earlier this week. Trump, if, has claimed he has done nothing wrong.
“THE Biggest SCAM IN THE HISTORY OF AMERICAN POLITICS!” Trump tweeted Thursday.
The White house released a recording of the conversation on Wednesday, confirmed a request from Trump for the Ukraine to support the Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani Biden in the investigation of Joe’s efforts to have the Ukraine dismissed the former top Prosecutor.
Biden has confirmed this, camera that, when he was Vice-President he success of the Ukraine under pressure, the fire, the office of the public Prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, who was the investigation of the natural gas company Burisma Holdings — where Hunter Biden was a very lucrative role on the Board to pay him tens of thousands of dollars per month, despite the limited availability of appropriate expertise. Shokin had accused widely of corruption, though. Still, critics charged that Hunter Biden would have, in essence, the sale of access to his father, who had pushed Ukraine to increase natural gas production.
Trump has requested the request for tender for the Ukraine, view in the three-piece according to Zelensky, for the first time Ukraine is mentioned in the corruption issues, and to Trump separately as a “favor” to help Ukraine, to investigate the interference in the elections of 2016, including the hack of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) server with the data security firm CrowdStrike.
The complaint goes on to say that the day after the call, the U.S. special envoy to the Ukraine negotiations, Kurt Volker went to Kiev and met with Zelensky and other Ukrainian figures. The whistleblower says that “[b]ased told on more ads by this meeting to me by various U.S. officials,” Volker and the U.S.-European Union Ambassador Gordon Sondland Zelensky advice was “about how to ‘navigate’ to the requirements made by the President, of [Zelensky].”
The complaint drew criticism from Republicans after it was reported that a whistleblower is not on first-hand knowledge of the call. The intelligence services Inspector General’s office also found that the whistleblower showed “some evidence of a disputed political bias” in favour “of a rival political candidate.” The IG’s office has, however, determine that the allegation in the complaint “appears credible.”
Another incident described in the complaint Aug is. 2 meeting in Madrid between Giuliani and Zelensky advisers, the U.S. officials said, was a “direct follow-on to Trump up” ‘ s call.
The Ministry of justice has since reviewed the call and determined that trump the demands from the Ukraine to the level of a contribution to his presidential campaign, one should look at in more detail.