Trump says White Dwelling will launch transcript of another call with Ukraine

Cheryl Sanders
November 10, 2019

For only the fourth time in USA history, the House of Representatives has started a presidential impeachment inquiry.

Trump has spent weeks questioning the whistleblower's motives and slamming the account for being inaccurate.

The White House released the transcript of the July phone call in late September following allegation from an anonymous whistleblower who accused President Trump of forcing Zelenskiy to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son in exchange for military aid.

House Republicans, meanwhile, have said Hunter Biden and the whistleblower who triggered the inquiry should be called to testify in public hearings set to begin next week.

Despite Trump's dismissive comments, the new testimony, particularly the day of meetings July 10 at the White House, has become pivotal.

Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff, has asked to join a lawsuit that seeks a ruling on whether senior advisers to Donald Trump must testify in the impeachment inquiry.

Trump talked about he first spoke with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in April, but his dialog with Zelensky in July has to this level been the level of curiosity of Dwelling Democrats' impeachment inquiry.

Vindman testified that Gordon Sondland, a Trump donor serving as ambassador to the European Union, told the visiting officials that if they hoped to win that coveted face-to-face meeting, "the Ukrainians would have to deliver an investigation into the Bidens".

Ms Hill testified that she heard Mr Sondland bring up Burisma at the meeting, according to a separate transcript of her testimony released last Friday.

Speaking to reporters as he left on a campaign trip, Trump said he was "not concerned about anything" that has been disclosed so far. While those two share an attorney, Mulvaney has a different lawyer. "And I'd gladly give it". He continued, "You'll read the second call, and you'll tell me if there's anything wrong with it". "They want to have a transcript of the other call, the second call, and I'm willing to provide that", said the president. The whistleblower sparked the inquiry into Trump's efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate former vice president Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden.

House Republicans submitted a list of witnesses they want to interview, including the anonymous whistleblower, Hunter Biden, former USA special envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker, high-ranking State Department official David Hale and Tim Morrison, and top advisors on National Security Council from Russian Federation and Europe.

Vindman described the April call as "positive", in which "the President expressed his desire to work with President Zelensky and extended an invitation to visit the White House", according to a transcript (pdf) of his closed-door hearing released by the House Intelligence Committee. They've fought back Republican attempts to expose the identity of the whistleblower whose complaint is at the heart of the impeachment effort.

The top Republican on the committee, California Rep. Devin Nunes, said Democrats are conducting a one-sided inquiry and it's important to hear from certain people familiar with Ukrainian corruption and political machinations.

A person, presumably a Republican, identified only as "voice" interjects: "We're uncomfortable impeaching the president".

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