Trump finally released a transcript of his call: Suggests Hillary's private server is in Ukraine
The entire political world is honing in on a phone call President Donald Trump had with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky about investigating Joe Biden.
After Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi mentioned that an official impeachment inquiry would be launched, Trump said he'd release the transcripts. Well, he just did - today. And by all accounts it is completely wild.
Trump said on Tuesday that the transcripts would vindicate him and that Democrats were on "a total Witch Hunt! They never even saw the transcript of the call."
Today he is even asking Democrats to say they're sorry to him after seeing the transcript.
"Will the Democrats apologize after seeing what was said on the call with the Ukrainian President? They should, a perfect call - got them by surprise!" He also lamented that "there has been no President in the history of our Country who has been treated so badly as I have."
Is Trump talking about the same transcript the Washington Post just released? Because they claim the transcripts show President Trump offering U.S. assistance for a Biden investigation. That's not a complete vindication like Trump claims.
Let's discuss the details of the newly-released transcript: Trump told the Ukrainian president that he should work with the U.S. attorney general to investigate presidential candidate Joe Biden and offered to meet with him at the White House afterwards.
The call began with Trump congratulating Zelensky on his election victory but Trump starts to suggest that Hillary Clinton's private email server is in the Ukraine and that special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation started in that country.
“The server, they say Ukraine has it,” Trump says according to the transcript. “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.”
He adds later: “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.”
The Ukraine president said that his candidate for the prosecutor job "will look into the situation, specifically to the company that you mentioned in the issue."
The president of the United States has betrayed our country.— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 25, 2019
That’s not a political statement—it’s a harsh reality, and we must act.
He is a clear and present danger to the things that keep us strong and free.
I support impeachment.
Trump is in hot water right now. And he's trying to downplay the severity of this by going public with it since he knows there's no way around it. This is a strategy that has worked for him in the past: just deny and deny some more. If the truth comes out, it'll eventually get buried.
That might not be the case this time. Democrats almost have enough votes in the House to impeach him and the facts could play out in the Senate in a pivotal election year for all of America to witness, even if they don't convict.