Washington– The White House on Wednesday published the transcript of the telephone conversation between US President Donald Trump and his Ukrainian counterpart, Vladimir Zelenski, showing that the American repeatedly asked Kiev to investigated former Vice President Joe Biden.The leaks of the past few days on that phone call prompted lower house speaker Nancy Pelosi to announce on Tuesday that his party will open a trial investigation Trump for betraying national security.
There’s a lot of talk about Biden’s son, and Biden stopped an accusation, and a lot of people want to know about it, so anything you could do with the attorney general would be wonderful.
«Biden went around boasting that he stopped the accusation so if you can look at it…» Trump said in the conversation with Zelenski dated July 25.
The representative referred to Hunter Biden, son of the former vice president during Barack Obama’s tenure (2009-2017) and current presidential Democratic bid for 2020, and who worked as an adviser to the Ukrainian gas company Burisma.
I would like you to do us a favor because our country has been through a lot and Ukraine knows a lot about it (…) I would like the attorney general to call you one of your team and I would like to get to the bottom of it, added Trump, who also noted that Zelenski would be contacted by his personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani.
MUST WATCH: Here’s Joe Biden in 2018 bragging about using his power to hold up $1 BILLION in U.S. loans unless Ukraine fired the prosecutor investigating Burisma – a corrupt Ukrainian oil company paying his are $50,000 a month. Biden needs to explain his conflict of interest! pic.twitter.com/bDhaKjFNZN — Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman)
September 25, 2019
The White House stressed that the transcript is not textual and is based on the «notes and memories» of U.S. government officials. The document does not, however, refer to the accusation that Trump would have blocked U.S. Ukraine assistance funds as a pressure move on Zelenski. EFEPelosi announces trial process for Trump
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday launched a formal investigation for impeachment against President Donald Trump, yielding to pressure from other Democrats and guiding a divided nation towards a standoff between the Congress and the commander-in-chief in election year. The inquiry focuses on whether Trump abused his authority and sought help from a foreign government for his re-election campaign. Pelosi said his actions would represent a «betrayal of his oath» and declared, «No one is above the law.»
Pelosi’s brief statement crowned a frantic series of events on Capitol Hill, after details of a confidential informant’s complaint about Trump, which tilted the balance toward the impeachment process, were released. Several moderate Democratic lawmakers in districts with no clear political preference topped the demand, many of them with experience in national security and performing in Congress for the first time. After more than two and a half years of sharp Democratic criticism of Trump, the formal impeachment process puts the party in its most direct confrontation with a president growing up in the face of adversity, and injects enormous uncertainty into the contest over the White House 2020. Trump practically challenged Democrats to start the process, confident that the specter of an opposition-led impeachment would reinforce voter support.