President Trump just authorized the release of the transcript of a phone call with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky that is at the center of a controversy over whether he pressured that country to investigate Joe Biden.
The controversy over Ukraine began with reports that a whistleblower in the intelligence community called attention to conversations between Trump and a foreign leader. Reports surfaced over the weekend that Trump asked Volodymyr Zelensky to look into allegations about the Biden family.
“I am currently at the United Nations representing our Country, but have authorized the release tomorrow of the complete, fully declassified and unredacted transcript of my phone conversation with President Zelensky of Ukraine,” Trump said in a tweet. “You will see it was a very friendly and totally appropriate call. No pressure and, unlike Joe Biden and his son, NO quid pro quo! This is nothing more than a continuation of the Greatest and most Destructive Witch Hunt of all time!”
Democrats are oozing from the mouth and the controversy has prompted a rush of new Democratic support for launching an impeachment inquiry into the president, even among some other party members who wouldn’t.
It’s interesting because according to Fox News the whistleblower never had direct knowledge of the phone call and they weren’t sure if he saw a transcript or not.