The media maelstrom regarding the "transcript" all stems from a Washington Post story from Wednesday, which claims, citing two "former USA officials familiar with the matter", that a whistleblower from within the intelligence community issued an official complaint pertaining to a phone call between Trump and a foreign leader.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) speaks to members of the media after Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson met behind closed doors with the committee at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on September 19, 2019. Biden also said no evidence has connected him to any wrongdoing.
"I don't want to do any more to contribute to the divisiveness in the country but my biggest responsibility as an elected official is to protect our national security and Constitution", Rep.
The Trump administration has doubled down on its insistence that Trump did nothing wrong, but the allegations about Trump's requests of Ukrainian leadership have led some Democrats to reaffirm calls for impeachment.
"I would urge him to continue to be as transparent as possible and tell us as much as he can, without compromising executive privilege, so that we can understand what happened", Graham told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt.
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"It's true what the president said, when foreign leaders come together to speak, they need to be able to speak candidly".
Trump also told reporters that he would have "no problem" with his personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, testifying before Congress.
It seems that for the moment, Ukraine is very much again the subject of a USA presidential election. "We very well may have crossed the Rubicon here", he said during an appearance on CNN.
Viktor Shokin, who was forced out of the job of general prosecutor in 2016 following an intervention by then-Vice President Joe Biden, told Mr. Giuliani that he had been investigating a Ukrainian gas company that had given a position on its board to Mr. Biden's son Hunter.
Meanwhile, former MA governor Bill Weld - a Republican and a seasonal resident of Keene Valley in the Adirondacks - has accused Trump of "treason". Schiff says if Trump did pressure Ukraine into investigating his political opponent Biden, impeachment could be appropriate.
Appearing on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the following: "I think it would be highly inappropriate to release a transcript of a call between two world leaders". Congress has not been provided a copy of the actual complaint filed by the whistleblower. The two leaders are actually scheduled to talk again this week, this time face-to-face at the U.N. General Assembly in NY.