Trump Releases Transcript of First Zelensky Phone Call
Another transcript, another “perfect” call. President Trump has just released a second transcript of his first phone call with Ukraine President Zelensky after he was elected. Democrats continue to forge forward with an impeachment hearing based on the merits of a single phone call while completely disregarding said phone call. Despite how ridiculous that statement is, it is indeed what is happening on Capitol Hill as today is the second day of public hearings.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 15, 2019
Democrats refuse to acknowledge or take into consideration any communication between President Trump and President Zelensky to look for facts that Trump initiated a quid pro quo. Instead, Democrats are using diplomatic members and officials who had third or fourth hand knowledge of the phone call in question. As a matter of fact, in Ambassador Yovanovitch’s second testimony today she admitted she did not even speak with President Trump at all in the year of 2019. Yet she is a “star” witness who feels “threatened?”
No, Democrats have brought her back for a second time to testify simply because she has beef with President Trump because she lost her job. Despite the ridiculous smoke show, Trump released a second call. Likely, Democrats will not take the transcript into the impeachment consideration because it is unhelpful to them. They disregarded Zelensky himself when he said he felt no “pressure” from Trump to investigate Bien, nor did he have any knowledge of withheld aide.
The phone call, made on April 21, 2019, was between President Trump and President-elect Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine. President Trump congratulates Zelensky repeatedly and tells him “I think you will do a great job.” Zelensky of course accepted the praise with gratitude and responded “You are, as I said, a great example. We are hoping we can expand on our job as you did. You will always, also, be a great example for many. You are a great example for our new managers.” He then invited President Trump to attend his inauguration ceremony.
President Trump then invited Zelensky to the White House. “When you’re settled in and ready, I’d like to invite you to the White House. Well have a lot of things to talk about, but we’re with you all the way.” Does that conversation remotely resemble something along the lines of “you are invited here on the condition that you look into corruption by a potential 2020 opponent of mine, former Vice President Joe Biden?” No, no it does not.