President Donald Trump, anticipated this Saturday that he will reveal, probably on Tuesday, the transcription of a second call with his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodimir Zelenski.
“We will probably give it to him on Tuesday, but we have another transcript, which is very important,” the governor told reporters at Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington.
Trump, who traveled with his wife Melania to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to attend a sports meeting, again described the investigation for a political trial that is being followed by the Lower House as a “witch hunt at the highest level”.
“Now they want to have a transcript of the other call, the second call, and I’m willing to provide it,” he said.
“I really had two calls with the president of Ukraine,” Trump said, and asked them to read the content of that second conversation – which took place before July – and tell him wether “there is anything wrong”.
Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat, announced on September 24th the opening of an impeachment investigation against Trump following a telephone conversation the president had with Zelenski.
During the July 25th dialogue, Trump asked Zelenski to work with the U.S. attorney general to investigate the conduct of former Vice President Joe Biden, a candidate for the 2020 Democratic nomination, and one of his sons, Hunter, who advised a Ukrainian gas company.
In September, the White House published a transcript of Trump’s July call with Zelenski, asking him several times to investigate Biden, a fact that gave rise to the Democratic investigation that promises to lead to a political trial against the U.S. president.
According to statements by two witnesses to the investigation released Friday, White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney played a central role in pressuring Ukraine.
Mulvaney, who on Friday challenged a subpoena to appear before investigators in the Lower House, features transcripts of the testimony of Alexander Vindman, a Ukrainian expert who works on the White House National Security Council (NSC), and his former chief, Fiona Hill.