“I would like you to do us a favor though because our country has been through a lot and Ukraine knows a lot about it.”
from Zero Hedge:
The Trump administration has released a White House transcript of a phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky at the heart of a whistleblower complaint.
According to Bloomberg, the transcript shows Trump pushing Zelensky to reopen the probe into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter.
“The other thing, There’s a lot of talk about Biden’s son, that Biden stopped the prosecution and a lot of people want to find out about that so whatever you can do with the Attorney General would be great. Biden went around bragging that he stopped the prosecution so if you can look into it… It sounds horrible to me.”
Later, Trump says: “I would like you to do us a favor though because our country has been through a lot and Ukraine knows a lot about it. I would like you to find out what happened with this whole situation with Ukraine, they say Crowdstrike … I guess you have one of your wealthy people… The server, they say Ukraine has.it There-are a lot. of things that went on, the whole situation I think you’re surrounding yourself with some of the same people. I would like to have the Attorney General call you or your people and I would like you to get to the bottom of it. As you saw yesterday, that whole nonsense ended with a very poor performance by a man named Robert Mueller, an incompetent performance, but they say a lot of it started with Ukraine. Whatever you can do, it’s very important that you do it if that’s possible.”
Either the @WSJ report from Saturday that Trump specifically pressured re: Biden 8 times is incorrect or this transcript-style summary of the call elides 7 of the 8 times https://t.co/xoU7r6bxgrhttps://t.co/ljDDcFjllt
— Joshua Benton (@jbenton) September 25, 2019
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