Over the past week, the White House has been rocked by claims that Donald Trump pressured the Ukraine to investigate the son of political rival, Joe Biden. Biden quickly seized on the scandal by demanding that the President release the transcripts of the call with Ukraine President, Volodymyr Zelensky.
Biden claimed that the call will either show that Trump had no ill intent or that he offered the Ukraine preferential treatment. While in Houston for a meeting with Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, Trump hinted that he may release the transcripts.
The President says that Biden is in the wrong and he did nothing wrong in his “perfect” phone call with Zelensky. He told reporters that there has been White House discussion about releasing the call.
“We’ll make a determination about how to release it, releasing it, saying what we said,” remarked Trump.
The President continued by saying:
“The problem is, when you’re speaking to foreign leaders, you don’t want foreign leaders to feel that they shouldn’t be speaking openly. And the same thing with an American president. You want them to be able to express themselves without knowing that every single word was going to be going out and going out all over the world.”
Trump ended his comments by accusing the Biden family of corruption. “The conversation I had was largely congratulatory, was largely corruption, all of the corruption taking place,” said the President. “It was largely the fact that we don’t want our people like Vice President Biden and his son creating to the corruption already in the Ukraine.”
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