Trump says will probably release second Ukraine transcript on Tuesday

11 Novembre, 2019, 09:20 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau

And if they want it, I'll give it to them.

Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn., said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press" what the public will hear is "immensely patriotic, lovely articulated - articulate people telling the story of a president who - let's forget quid pro quo; quid pro quo is one of these things to muddy the works - who extorted a vulnerable country by holding up military aid".

She said that it is unnecessary for the individual to appear before the intelligence panel because other witnesses who were actually on Trump's phone call with Zelensky - which is at the center of the inquiry - will testify.

President Trump has announced he will release the transcript of another call with Ukraine's president next week.

Republicans intend to request their own witnesses, possibly including the whistleblower, the US official whose complaint about Trump's dealings with Ukraine touched off the impeachment inquiry.

The president reiterated that he has nothing to hide.

"This inquiry is not, and will not serve.as a vehicle to undertake the same sham investigations into the Bidens or 2016 that the president pressed Ukraine to conduct for his personal political benefit", he said in a statement Saturday. Trump has denied the claim, saying the call was "perfect", and Zelensky has said there was no pressure.

Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the National Security Council (NSC) director for European affairs who listened in on both calls, testified in the impeachment inquiry on October 29, telling lawmakers that he twice raised concerns about the conversation with the NSC's lead counsel.

The hearings begin on Wednesday in the House Intelligence Committee, with the first witnesses two officials who have already provided evidence against Trump in private testimony: Bill Taylor, the top American diplomat in Ukraine, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent.

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The result is a mishmash of GOP commentary spilling from Capitol Hill that may shield lawmakers, for now, from risky political choices, but leaves them with a disjointed defense of Trump as impeachment hearings push into the public realm this coming week. What I said it was misreported as usual.

This complaint pressured Ukraine to investigate former Vice-President Joe Biden, a potential opponent for the 2020 White House race, and his son Hunter Biden, and this investigation led to the start of an impeachment inquiry of Trump by the Democratic-led House of Representatives.

The president has also said he might be willing to read the transcript of the July 25th call live on television as a fireside chat.

Hill, who was the National Security Council's senior director for Europe and Russian Federation at the time, and Vindman, a Ukraine expert who worked under her, said they took part in a July 10 meeting with Ukraine officials in Bolton's office in the White House.

They said Sondland specifically pushed Ukrainian officials in July 10 meetings for a Biden-focused investigation in exchange for a high-profile meeting between Trump and Zelensky.

The White House released a copy of the July phone call transcript back in September.

Alexander Vindman, a National Security Counsel official who participated in the call, said in a closed hearing before the House Intelligence Committee that the call summary released by the White House had removed certain words and phrases.

Ambassador William Taylor, a diplomat to Ukraine, and George Kent, deputy assistant secretary for European affairs, are scheduled to testify on November 13, while Marie Yovanovitch, the former US ambassador to Ukraine, will testify on November 15, according to Schiff.

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