Donald Trump Promises To Release Another Transcript Of Call With Ukraine President

Hunter and Joe Biden
Credit
Reuters

Hunter and Joe Biden Credit Reuters

Hers is the latest transcript to be made public that showed the internal machinations of the administration as Mr Trump insisted that almost $US400 million ($585 million) in aid slated for Ukraine be withheld until its President Volodymyr Zelenskiy publicly launched an investigation into former USA vice-president Joe Biden - one of Mr Trump's top domestic political rivals.

Impeachment witnesses who worked on US-Ukraine relations under Mr Trump have said the White House was demanding public statements from Mr Zelensky announcing investigations into Joe Biden and his son and the origins of the Russian Federation probe led by former special counsel Robert Mueller.

The transcript Trump will release is from a call with Zelenskiy on April 12, after the Ukrainian was elected president, but before he took office.

Ukraine's Zelenskiy, a comedian and, like Trump, a political novice, won a landslide election victory in April promising voters an end to a conflict with Russian-backed forces in the Donbass region that has killed 13,000 people.

Just two days before the first public hearings in the impeachment inquiry, Trump issued a series of scathing tweets on Monday slamming the probe and the Democrats conducting it.

A third central defence in the memo reportedly stated that "the Ukrainian government was not aware of the hold on United States assistance", despite the White House reportedly withholding military aid to the country.

He is the fourth USA president to face impeachment.

Italy flooding: More than 85% of Venice is under water
Venice Mayor Luigi Brugnaro attributed the flooding to climate change . "Now", he wrote on Twitter , "the government must listen". It is the second highest figure ever recorded in the city, following a 194-centimeter tide in 1966.

The memo was penned by Republican Party staff on the three House committees spearheading an impeachment inquiry into the president over accusations he would not release military aid to Ukraine without investigations into one of his political rivals, Joe Biden.

Various witnesses who have testified in the impeachment inquiry have had firsthand knowledge of various components of the Trump administration's dealings with Ukraine.

In her testimony, senior Pentagon official Laura Cooper detailed confusion and concern in the US national security community after Trump's White House blocked almost $400 million in security assistance to Ukraine without explanation.

Trump has intensified his attacks on the investigation as public hearings approach.

The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence's first open impeachment hearing begins Wednesday at 7 a.m. PT/10 a.m. ET.

If that occurs, the 100-seat Republican-controlled Senate would hold a trial, but Republicans have so far shown little interest in removing Trump from office.

Recommended News

  • Is No Credit Better Than Having Bad Credit?

    In fact, that’s the best possible use of credit — engaging it to do something that can help you make money. No Credit The good news about having no credit history is there’s nothing negative about you out there.
    Fed chairman Powell provokes Trump with warning on 'unsustainable' government debt

    Fed chairman Powell provokes Trump with warning on 'unsustainable' government debt

    Many Fed officials in public comments this month have voiced support for Fed policy and have expressed confidence in the economy. While many presidents may have been unhappy with Fed policy, none have been as vocal about it as Trump.
    US Military Convoy Arrives in Syria's Qamishli

    US Military Convoy Arrives in Syria's Qamishli

    During the presser, Trump said that the U.S. and Turkish national security teams will start working on solving S-400 issue. The SDF, which has controlled swathes of north-eastern Syria, is mainly led by the People's Protection Units (YPG).
  • 'Hundreds' of Rockets Fired From Gaza Toward Southern Israel - IDF

    'Hundreds' of Rockets Fired From Gaza Toward Southern Israel - IDF

    Mladenov stressed that there could be no justification for any attacks against civilians. He also said the United Nations was trying to urgently de-escalate the situation.
    Mark Wahlberg In Talks To Join Tom Holland In 'Uncharted'

    Mark Wahlberg In Talks To Join Tom Holland In 'Uncharted'

    Mark Wahlberg is in final talks to co-star with Tom Holland in " Uncharted ", Sony's upcoming adaptation of the hit video game. Now, as Sony opted to make the movie into an origin story, Wahlberg reportedly wanted to return to the movie in some capacity.

    3 World Series Contenders Nobody is Talking About

    Despite being loaded on offense, the Cardinals have been inefficient in 2019 and rank near the bottom-10 in runs and home runs. Louis has title-winning pedigree and are loaded offensively, but thus far simply haven’t delivered consistent results.
  • Pakistan teenager Naseem Shah withdraws from Optus Stadium match after mother's death

    Pakistan teenager Naseem Shah withdraws from Optus Stadium match after mother's death

    Cricket Australia has dropped a bombshell just hours before announcing its squad for the first Test math of the Summer . Pakistan pacers came up with a splendid performance in the three-day game as they gave the home team some tough time.
    All schools in Delhi, Noida to remain closed on November 14, 15

    All schools in Delhi, Noida to remain closed on November 14, 15

    The government has been asked to submit a report on the feasibility of using hydrogen-based fuel technology by December 3. The Delhi government announced Odd-Even between November 4 and 15 to keep air pollution in check.

    Lata Mangeshkar is critical but recovering

    Her family has released a fresh statement updating fans about the health of the singer. We wish the legendary singer a speeding recovery and hope that she returns home soon.
  • Reliable Study Materials (from Practice Tests to Video Tutorials)to Prepare for Microsoft 70-480 Exam

    Make sure you check at least three different learning resources on every topic and go through the study materials several times. However, it is essential to note that the percentage on every topic is the approximate exam question weigh on each of them.
    Bolton suggested Trump's personal and financial interests guide his foreign policy decisions

    Bolton suggested Trump's personal and financial interests guide his foreign policy decisions

    The report said Bolton did not discuss the impeachment proceedings or the Ukraine policy that led to them. A House Intelligence Committee official told them, "We regret Mr.
    Kristen Stewart's 'Charlie's Angels' character is gay: Elizabeth Banks

    Kristen Stewart's 'Charlie's Angels' character is gay: Elizabeth Banks

    If you've somehow never seen the iconic Michael Keaton Batman sequence, or just want a reminder, check it out in the video below. It's really fun to watch Michael Keaton be like "Hey". "I can not wait to listen to Rob be like, 'I'm Batman '".

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.