Furious Trump says he will release ANOTHER transcript if he marks individual Ukrainian calls from Mike Pence
An angry President Donald Trump promised & # 39; transparency & # 39; at a press conference Wednesday and said he is likely to release a transcript of his additional call with the President of Ukraine – defending the & # 39; very nice call & # 39; previously released.
Trump repeatedly attacked Democrats in line to accuse him – while repeatedly repeating the & # 39; unfair & # 39; media chastity that he characterized as obsessed with the & # 39; witch hunt & # 39 ;.
& # 39; Accusation for that? & # 39; Trump asked. He said that when people look at the information he ordered released, & it's joking & # 39;
He spoke hours after the White House published a transcript of his call in July with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who was delighted to have a & # 39; favor & # 39; and excited him to examine the son of Joe Biden. But the call did not contain an explicit explanation for hundreds of millions of US military aid.
& # 39; Accusation for that? & # 39; President Trump destroyed Democrats and the press and said he would release a transcript of an additional phone call with the President of Ukraine
Trump referred to an earlier congratulation call with Zelensky, who was elected this spring, as well as vice-president Mike Pence's interactions with Ukraine.
& # 39; That was the second conversation. I think you should also ask for the first interview, & he said. & # 39; I can't believe they didn't do that. & # 39;
"You can have it whenever you need it," he said at one point.
His conversation came when the Ukrainian affair extended in several directions, including to the Foreign Ministry, where the decision to remove the Obama-nominated ambassador to Ukraine came for further investigation.
& # 39; I think they should ask Vice President Mike Pence's interview, one or two, & # 39; he said. Pence traveled to Poland in August instead of Trump and said that the Ukrainians were instructed to focus on anti-corruption efforts.
& # 39; They were perfect. They were all perfect, & T 39 said about Pence's interactions with the Ukrainians.
Trump mocked the probe of his actions in Ukraine, even while he seemed to be laying a few breadcrumbs for his inquisitors.
& # 39; I think they should ask Vice President Mike Pence's interview, one or two, & # 39; Trump said, making the conversations & # 39; perfect & # 39; called.
& # 39; Although I heard there is a rumor, they want the first conversation. It was beautiful. it was just a perfect conversation. But I think you should do that. I think you should do that – and I think you should ask for the VP Pence interview because he also had a few conversations. I can save you a lot of time – they were all perfect. Nothing was said about congratulations, & he said.
He accused Democrats of the problem while at the UN, although it was the White House that decided to release the transcript of the call on Wednesday after holding back a whistleblower complaint.
& # 39; The Democrats did this hoax during the week of the United Nations. It was perfect because it takes away this great performance in this way, & he said.
& # 39; It is very sad what the Democrats are doing to this country. They share themselves. They are small, they humiliate our country, & he said.
Trump started his appearance by speaking for more than 20 minutes and praising his performance while chasing after Democrats and the press.
Trump said he & # 39; transparency & # 39; supports the whistleblower whose claims have previously prevented the White House from being transferred to Congress, while also demanding similar transparency for Democrats who have exerted pressure on Ukraine.
The White House on Wednesday released the bomb transcript of President Donald Trump's telephone conversation with the President of Ukraine, where Trump urges his counterparty to investigate Joe Biden and work directly with his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani – and even hacked email server from DNC.
But the transcript does not show that Trump is linking the investigation to help Ukraine while talking to Volodymyr Zelensky, the consideration suggested in some reports.
The call is part of the whistleblower complaint by an unknown intelligence officer who alleges a pattern of misconduct by the president in his dealings with Ukraine, but is blocked from being passed on to Congress.
The unprecedented publication of a transcript of a president's call to a foreign leader is unprecedented and was accompanied by two bombshell revelations from the Ministry of Justice, where officials said:
- The acting director of National Intelligence, Joseph Maguire, and the inspector general of the Intelligence Community, Michael Atkinson, referred the whistleblower complaint to the Department of Justice for possible criminal investigations into Trump's actions;
- The Ministry of Justice, led by Attorney General Bill Barr, has already refused to investigate the call and effectively release the President.
At the United Nations, Donald Trump called Democratic plans to make him & # 39; a political war & # 39; and articulate critics who had suggested that the phone call was evidence of misconduct.
Donald Trump announced Tuesday that he was releasing a & # 39; full & # 39; transcript of the telephone conversation on July 25
Ftriends: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky tweeted a photo of himself and his wife Olena with President Trump and Melania Trump during a diplomatic reception on Tuesday evening
& # 39; There was no pressure, as you had built it up, that phone call, it would be the phone call from hell & he said.
& # 39; It turned out to be nothing but many people said, I never knew you could be so nice. & # 39;
But Adam Schiff, Democratic Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, compared the call with a & # 39; classic crowd shakedown & # 39 ;.
In the Senate, Republican Mitt Romney said it was & # 39; deeply troubling & # 39; was, but Trump ally Lindsey Graham aggressively defended it and said: & # 39; It would be insane to blame any president by phone call. & # 39;
Clinton weighs up accusation
But Hillary Clinton, Trump's opponent in 2016, tweeted her approval for America's toughest political punishment.
& # 39; The President of the United States has betrayed our country. That is not a political statement, it is a harsh reality, and we must act, & she said. & # 39; He is a clear and present danger to the things that keep us strong and free. I support deposition. & # 39;
In the call, the president names political rival Biden by name, searches for a company tied to Biden's surviving son, Hunter, and predicts that the Ukrainian economy will be & # 39; better and better & # 39; will – but does not explicitly link the help of the United States to the country for the investigation that he is demanding.
Left Ukraine: Joe Biden made several journeys there and demanded action against corruption; Hunter was on the board of a natural gas company dealing with money laundering practices
How Trump responded: he not only spoke at the United Nations, but also tweeted a link to a story from the ultra-conservative news website Breitbart who accuses Democrats of helping Ukraine to investigate him
Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton said that Trump & # 39; has betrayed our country & # 39; and called for his deposition
He urges the president to contact Giuliani, who canceled a planned mission to Ukraine this summer after he established a Ukrainian energy company where Hunter Biden was on the board.
& # 39; There is much talk about Biden's son that Biden has stopped the persecution and many people want to know about it, so anything you can do with the Attorney General would be great & # 39 ;, Trump says , according to the transcript.
& # 39; Biden started bragging that he stopped the prosecution, so if you can look at it … it sounds terrible to me, & # 39; said the president to Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky.
The Ukrainian president assured Trump: & The next public prosecutor will be 100 percent my person, my candidate, who will be approved by parliament and will start. As a new public prosecutor in September.
THE FIVE KEY CITES FROM THE TROEP-ZELENSKY TELEPHONE CALL
Trump: & # 39; I will say that we do a lot for Ukraine. We spend a lot of effort and a lot of time. Much more than European countries do & # 39; and they should help you more than they & # 39 ;.
Trump: & # 39;However, I want you to do us a favor because our country has been through a lot and Ukraine knows one much left. I'd like you to find out what happened this whole situation with Ukraine, they say Crowdstrike … I assume you have one of your rich people … The server, they say that Ukraine has it. & # 39;
Trump: & # 39; A lot has been said about Biden's son, that Biden has stopped the persecution and many people want to know about it, so anything you can do with the Attorney General would be great. Biden bragged that he stopped the persecution, so if you can look at it … It sounds terrible to me. & # 39;
Trump: & # 39; I'll have Mr. Giuliani call you and I'm going to call Attorney General Barr and we'll get to the bottom of it. & # 39;
Zelensky: & # 39; I also wanted to assure you that we take the matter very seriously and will work on the investigation. & # 39;
& # 39; He or she will investigate the situation, in particular the company you mentioned in this issue. The issue of investigating the matter is actually the question of ensuring that fairness is restored so that we will ensure that and investigate. & # 39;
Flattering phone call
The president of Ukraine, Zelensky, said that he wanted to & # 39; remove the swamp & # 39; and called Trump a & # 39; great teacher for all of us & # 39 ;, said the transcript.
Trump said to his colleague: “I heard you had a prosecutor who was very good and he was closed and that is really unfair. Many people talk about that, the way they closed your very good public prosecutor and you had some very bad people involved. & # 39;
& # 39; Giuliani is a very respected man. He was the mayor of New York City, a great mayor, and I'd like him to call you. I will ask him to call you together with the Attorney General. Rudy knows very well what is happening and he is a very capable guy. If you could talk to him, that would be great, & # 39; Trump said.
Democrats were already planning to search the transcript for any suggestion of a consideration – which Trump has explicitly denied.
The transcript does not show such a direct link – although Trump seems to mention a number of ways in which Ukraine could benefit from granting its requests.
He says to Zelensky & # 39; I want you to do us a favor & # 39; when he asks him to find out what happened to the server of the Democratic National Committee – immediately after Zelensky thanked him for US defense support and said he was about to buy American weapons.
He seems to refer to an unnamed oligarch when he says: & # 39; I assume you have one of your rich people … & # 39; without apparently ending the thought.
Called American security assistance
Trump does not seem to be reporting $ 250 million in security assistance to Ukraine that the president later said he stopped before he called.
He says, however, that the US & # 39; many & # 39; destroys Ukraine and the efforts of Germany and Europeans.
& # 39; I will say that we do a lot for Ukraine. We spend a lot of effort and a lot of time. Much more than European countries do and they should help you more than they are. Germany does almost nothing for you. All they do is talk and I think it's something you should really ask them about, & said Trump.
He added that German Chancellor Angela Merkel & # 39; is doing nothing & # 39 ;. He said that the US has been "very, very good for Ukraine".
He also throws away Obama-nominated ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovich, who remained in his own administration. She is a career diplomat and remains an employee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
& # 39; The former US ambassador, the woman, was bad news, & # 39; said Trump, and the people she was dealing with in Ukraine were & # 39; were bad news. & # 39;
In response, Zelenksy tells Trump that the new public prosecutor & # 39; 100 percent my person, my candidate & # 39; will and promises: & # 39; He or she will investigate the situation, in particular the company you mentioned & # 39; – which means the person connected to Hunter Biden.
Zelensky also bases Yovanovich, and asks Trump to answer: & # 39; Well, she's going through some things. & # 39;
He also seemed to refer to the DNC server that had been hacked before the 2016 elections, and asked Zelensky to find out what happened to this whole situation with Ukraine & # 39 ;.
He asked Zelensky & # 39; to do us a favor & # 39; by examining whether Ukraine is in possession of computer data linked to hacking a server of the Democratic National Committee in 2016.
In the hot chair: Volodymyr Zelensky addressed the General Assembly of the United Nations on Wednesday when his call to Donald Trump was unveiled
Deleted: Bill Barr & # 39; s Department of Justice refused to order a full criminal investigation into the President after both the Director of the National Intelligence Service and the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community had referred the whistleblower complaint to the Attorney General's Department
He mentioned Crowdstrike, a company that helped the Democratic National Committee manage its computer network when Russian agents broke into it.
Trump commented on his political meetings that in 2016 the FBI never attempted to seize the server and analyze its content.
& # 39; I assume you have one of your rich people … The server, they say Ukraine has it, & # 39; Trump said in the July call with Zelensky.
WHAT THE CALL TRANSCRIPT IS MISSING TRUMP SAYS …
Robert Mueller for the congress:
– "An incompetent implementation"
His own lawyer Rudy Giuliani:
– "Know very well what is happening and he is a very capable guy"
Joe Biden & brag about resigning previous Ukrainian prosecutor:
– "It sounds terrible to me"
Dismissal American ambassador in Marie-Yovanovich, Ukraine:
– "The woman was bad news"
Prosecutor fired after Biden intervened:
– "I heard … he was a very honest public prosecutor"
& # 39; I would like the Attorney General to call you or your people and I would like you to unpack it. & # 39;
The only person who, at the time of its detention, directly raised US security assistance for Ukraine is Zelensky – who says that Ukraine is ready to continue working on the next steps.
Ukraine desperately wants the help because it continues to clash with Russia after its invasion in 2014 and the annexation of Crimea.
& # 39; The United States does a lot for Ukraine. Much more than the European Union, especially when we talk about sanctions against the Russian Federation, & # 39; said Zelensky, citing American sanctions imposed by Trump when the Congress tightened them after his election.
& # 39; I would also like to thank you for your great support in the field of defense & # 39 ;, Zelensky continues. & # 39; We are ready to continue working on the following steps. Specifically, we are almost ready to purchase more javelin throws from the United States for defense purposes, "he said, citing Javelin rockets, a portable anti-tank munition.
Zelensky flattered Trump and told him during his last trip to New York that he was staying in Trump Tower.
He assured Trump: & # 39; We will take the matter very seriously and work on the investigation. & # 39;
The two men spoke about a meeting on the then planned trip from Trump to Poland. Zelensky suggested a joint trip to Ukraine. & # 39; We can take my plane and go to Ukraine, or we can take your plane, which is probably much better than mine, & # 39; said Zelensky.
Zelensky appears with Trump and says the call & # 39; normal & # 39; used to be
During a joint availability with Trump at the UN, Zelensky characterized their conversation as & # 39; normal & # 39 ;.
& # 39; I think you've read everything. I think you read text. I'm sorry, but I don't want to get involved in Democratic … elections, US elections. No, of course, we had – I think a good phone call, & he said, sitting next to Trump. "It was normal. We talked about many things, and I – so I think and you read that nobody pushed me. Yes. & # 39;
Trump jumped in, “In other words, no pressure.” Trump then turned to Hunter Biden and said that Ukraine is somehow in possession of 33,000 emails that Hillary Clinton has removed from her home server .
He referred to a business contract that Hunter Biden had obtained. & # 39; If Biden's son walks out of China with $ 1.5 billion in a fund and the world's largest funds can't get money from China, and he's there for a quick meeting and he's flying on Air Force Two, me think that's a terrible thing, & said Trump.
Trump said that Zelensky would be a great pleasure to the & # 39; whole world & # 39; did by investigating corruption.
"Stop corruption in Ukraine, because that really makes you great. That will make you great personally and it will also be great for your country in terms of what you want to do and where you want to take it, & said Trump.
Zelenksy tried to stay out of the fight. "Remember that we are the largest country in Europe, but we want to be the richest," he said.
Trump defended personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who is under fire for his personal contracts with Ukraine to try to get to the beginning of the Russian investigation and information about the Bidens.
& # 39; I will tell you this, that Rudy also wants to know where the fake witch hunt began, how it started. You had a Russian witch hunt turned out to be fake nonsense for two and a half years. And Rudy Giuliani is a great lawyer, & said Trump.
"I have seen the passion he had on television in recent days. I think it's unbelievable as he did, & Trump went on.
"He wants to know where this Russian witch hunt really helped you people, where did it start? How did it start? It was all nonsense. It was a hoax – total hoax … And Rudy has every right to search where that started and other people look at it too.
When asked if a server with Clinton's e-mails is in Ukraine, as he suggested in the call transcript, Trump replied: "Very well."
Then he said he thought the question was right, & I honestly think that Hillary Clinton is one of the biggest crimes that removes 33,000 emails after the Congress sent her a writ of summons. & # 39;
He said to Zelensky: "We also have corruption, Mr President. We have a lot of corruption in our government, and if you see what happened to Hillary Clinton, if you see what happened to [former FBI director James] Comey and [former FBI official Andrew] McCabe and all these people, we have a lot going on here too. Hopefully it will be known soon, but I think a lot of progress has been made. A lot of progress has been made, & he said.
Trump & # 39; s campaign strikes back
The Trump presidential campaign immediately began releasing the transcript and accused Democrats of acting out of & # 39; sheer hate & # 39 ;.
& # 39; Because of their pure hatred for President Trump, desperate democrats and the drooling media had already determined their mission: to turn the president off & # 39 ;, said Trump campaign leader Brad Parscale.
& # 39; The fact is that the president wants to fight corruption in Washington, where the Bidens, Clintons and other career politicians have been abusing their power for personal gain for decades. The facts prove that the president has done nothing wrong, & he said. & # 39; This is just another hoax of Democrats and the media, contributing to President Trump's landslide re-election in 2020. & # 39;
Utah Sen. However, Mitt Romney saw no reason for his statement that the information & # 39; disturbing & # 39; to cease.
"This remains very disturbing and we will see where it leads, but the first reaction is disturbing," he said at a forum organized by the Atlantic magazine. But he refused to say whether it was a & # 39; unassailable crime & # 39; used to be.
Asked about the quid pro quo issue, Romney said: & I don't know that I have focused so much on the quid pro quo element … There is only the question of … whether the President of the United States leader asks or insists on a foreign country to conduct a political investigation, which is disturbing. And I feel that. If there was a consideration, it would bring it to a more extreme level, & Romney said.
The transcript became a political hot potato this week when Democrats asked for release with predictions that it would show that Trump would commit unassailable violations.
They claim that Trump's request for a new investigation into the Bidens was motivated by the desire to paralyze the former vice president politically, who was then seen as his main rival in the 2020 presidential election.
Trump released the call after the morning speaker Nancy Pelosi said the house was conducting a formal investigation into the President's allegations.
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