The White House has released the transcript of the hyped President Trump phone call with Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky.
The transcript reveals President Trump and the Ukrainian President both agreed that in order to effectively “drain the swamps” in both of their countries, action needed to be taken around key corruption issues.
One mention was made of improper actions bragged about by Democrat Presidential candidate Joe Biden during a Council on Foreign Relations event.
At no point did President Trump attempt to force the Ukrainian President to do anything, with threats, or otherwise, as the media has suggested. In fact, the Ukrainian President appeared to agree that it was a matter of importance in investigating the actions of many Washington, D.C. swamp dwellers, including his own former ambassador.
Biden told a Council on Foreign Relations event that he even threatened to withhold aid from Ukraine if his son was not done the favor in a business deal.
Biden admits in the clip:
“I remember going over and convincing our team, others, to convince that we should be providing for loan guarantees. And I went over, I guess, the 12th, 13th time to Kiev. And I was supposed to announce that there was another billion-dollar loan guarantee. And I had gotten a commitment from Poroshenko and from Yatsenyuk that they would take action against the state prosecutor. And they didn’t.
“So they said they had—they were walking out to a press conference. I said, nah, I’m not going to—or, we’re not going to give you the billion dollars. They said, you have no authority. You’re not the president. The president said—I said, call him. (Laughter.) I said, I’m telling you, you’re not getting the billion dollars. I said, you’re not getting the billion. I’m going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours. I looked at them and said: I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money. Well, son of a b-tch. (Laughter.) He got fired. And they put in place someone who was solid at the time.”
Democrats have alleged President Trump did the same thing as Biden claims to have done, though the transcript below shows Trump did no such thing.
Democrats will now be forced to either walk back their impeachment claims, or continue with them against the evidence.
The transcript can be read below:
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