During the July talks, Trump, according to the WSJ, demanded an investigation into his rival’s son in the upcoming presidential election. Kiev and Washington deny this information
U.S. President Donald Trump has given permission to publish a transcript of his phone conversation with his Ukrainian counterpart Vladimir Zelensky. The American leader wrote about it on his Twitter page.
The recording will be published “tomorrow,” the exact time Trump did not name. At the same time, the President specified that it was a question of publishing an unedited original.
“You will see that it was a very friendly and completely correct call. No pressure and, unlike the story of Joe Biden and his son, no service for the service!” Trump added, calling the accusations because of a conversation with Zelensky “a witch hunt.”
On September 20, the Wall Street Journal reported that during the July conversation between Trump and Zelensky, the American president demanded that Kiev launch an investigation into the son of former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, who was on the board until 2019. directors of the Ukrainian private gas company Burisma Holdings. Biden himself, a Democratic representative, is one of Trump’s rivals in the U.S. presidential race.
After the publication of the article, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine denied the fact of pressure on zelensky. The head of the department Vadim Pristaiko said that Ukraine is trying to draw into the confrontation between Republicans and Democrats. Biden, for his part, demanded that the transcript of the recording be published and an investigation opened, suspecting Trump of abuse of power. The Us president says the conversation “didn’t say anything special.”
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, a Democrat, said that if Trump’s pressure on Zelensky is proven, the “only means” against the U.S. president would be impeachment.