Trump says second Ukraine transcript to be released

Democrats launched their bogus impeachment inquiry the night before Trump released the transcript of his call with Zelensky. Saturday marked Republicans' deadline to submit the request.

The Ohio congressman is now the ranking Republican on the House Oversight Committee and has attended most of the closed-door impeachment hearings so far, but as a member of the Intelligence Committee he will be able to question witnesses.

"They want to have a transcript of the other call, the second call, and I'm willing to provide that".

This past week, a dozen Trump administration figures, including big names like Mulvaney and Bolton, declined to appear before the Democratic-led panel.

Biden's work for Burisma is an issue in the impeachment inquiry into whether Trump abused his power by asking that Ukrainian leaders to investigate the Bidens at the same time that he was withholding military aid from their country.

Trump said Saturday that he would likely release a transcript of a second call with Zelenskiy on Tuesday.

Mr. Trump made the comment to reporters before boarding Air Force One to travel to Alabama with first lady Melania Trump to watch the Alabama-LSU football game. Trump also has repeated an unfounded claim that Ukraine meddled in the 2016 presidential election on behalf of Democrats and their candidate, Hillary Clinton.

A review of more than 2,600 pages of transcripts released this week from eight witnesses who have testified in the House impeachment inquiry over the past six weeks shows how controversy over Trump's Ukraine policy had been brewing inside the United States government for months.

-Investigators in the inquiry on Friday released hundreds of pages of testimony from Fiona Hill, a former White House Russia adviser, and Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, an Army officer assigned to the National Security Council.

Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff (D-CA) speaks during a media briefing after a House vote approving rules for an impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., October 31, 2019. Giuliani's efforts, with support from the President, led to the ouster of America's top diplomat in Ukraine, who stood in his way, while enlisting emissaries who have since been indicted. 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.

"That was the message - Zelenskiy needed to go to a microphone, and basically there needed to be three words in the message, and that was the shorthand", Kent was quoted as saying.

Jordan has fiercely defended Trump from his critics, especially the Democrats in charge of the impeachment probe, which he has called a "ridiculous charade".

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