Trump spoke briefly before boarding Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews in Washington, on his way to Tuscaloosa, Alabama to attend the Louisiana State University vs. Alabama college football game.
On Friday, Trump confirmed to reporters that he had a second call with Zelensky, which occurred in April, and said he was open to releasing the transcript of that call.
President Donald Trump said he will release the transcript of another phone call with the president of Ukraine "probably" on Tuesday.
-John Bolton, Trump's former national security adviser, was aware of "many relevant meetings and conversations" related to the Ukraine pressure campaign that House impeachment investigators have not yet learned about, his attorney Charles Cooper wrote in a letter to the House general counsel.
The July 25 call is at the center of an impeachment inquiry launched by the House in late September.
On Monday, U.S. ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland, offered a significant revision to his earlier testimony, saying he had delivered a message to Ukraine that the U.S. would not deliver aid pledged by Congress unless Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky publicly stated that it would investigate the 2016 U.S. presidential election and a company that Hunter Biden, the son of former vice president Joe Biden, sat on the board of.
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In a letter to House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, Republicans listed the anonymous whistleblower, former Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter Biden, former USA special envoy for Ukraine Kurt Volker, high-ranking State Department official David Hale and Tim Morrison, the top Russian Federation and Europe adviser on the National Security Council. And the testimony of at least one witness links Trump to the decision to withhold almost $400 million in security aid for Ukraine until that country announced it would pursue the investigations into his political rivals.
Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a military officer at the National Security Council, departed after testifying on October 29.
Hill described Bolton as being angry about the administration's political maneuvers, and she told of his efforts to distance himself from them.
Kent told lawmakers that Trump "wanted nothing less than President Zelensky to go to the microphone and say" three words: investigations, Biden and Clinton.
The president added that he was "not concerned" about what has been discovered up to now in the transcripts of closed-door testimonies that the committees have published.
Both Presidents Trump and Zelenskiy denied any wrongdoing on the call.
"That was my clear understanding, security assistance money would not come until the president committed to pursue the investigation", Taylor said. Some of the officials have alleged that a quid pro quo may have existed.