Transcript confirms President Trump urged Biden inquiry in Ukraine

25th September 2019 

Mr Trump called the allegations related to withholding military aid “the single greatest witch hunt in American history”.

The White House has released transcripts of a phone call between President Donald Trump and UK PM Volodymyr Zelensky, following the setting up of an impeachment inquiry against Mr Trump. 

Transcripts show how on 25th July, Mr Trump asked Mr Zelensky to investigate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, whose son worked for a Ukrainian gas firm.

Allegations surfaced, through a whistle-blower within the US intelligence community, that Mr Trump withheld military aid to Ukraine unless it investigated Mr Biden’s son.

Mr Trump called the allegations “the single greatest witch hunt in American history”.

On Tuesday, Democratic leader of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi launched an official inquiry for impeachment into the president’s actions.

In response, Mr Trump promised a "complete, fully declassified and unredacted transcript" of the 25 July call would be released. Instead, the White House released notes of the conversation taken by US officials who listened in.

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