Trump: Call recording with Ukrainian President will be released

'If they want it, I’ll give it to them,' Pres. Trump says.

Arutz Sheva Staff,

Donald Trump
Donald Trump
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US President Donald Trump on Friday said he would be willing to give House impeachment investigators the transcript of a call he had with Ukrainian President Volodimyr Zelensky in April of this year.

Speaking to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House, Trump again defended his controversial July 25th call with Zelensky.

He added: “I have a second call, which nobody knew about, and I guess they want that call to be produced as well. So I had a second call, which actually I believe came before that call. If they want it, I’ll give it to them. I haven’t seen it recently. I understand they’d like it. I have no problem giving it to them.”

The House investigation was sparked by a whistleblower complaint following the July call. That call's transcript was released in September.

The probe focuses on whether Trump abused the power of his office in his attempt to pressure Ukraine to investigate a political rival, and if so, whether those actions meet the standard for “high crimes and misdemeanors” deserving of impeachment and, potentially, removal from office.