Trump vows to release Ukraine call transcript
President Trump said on Tuesday that he will release the transcript of his July phone call with the Ukrainian President in an effort to quell the controversy over whether he pressed for Kiev to investigate a political rival. Trump insisted that the call was “totally appropriate” and pledged to release its full text on Wednesday.
While the July transcript will answer some questions, the call is only one aspect of Trump’s dealings with the Ukrainians that have come under scrutiny in recent days. A whistle-blower complaint that the administration has blocked lawmakers from seeing is said to deal at least in part with Ukraine and cover multiple actions.
Trump said earlier that he held up US aid to Ukraine that has become the subject of scrutiny because European countries have not paid their fair share to support the country, and pointed to the fact that the money was eventually released as evidence that he had done nothing wrong.
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