Donald Trump asked repeatedly in a call held on July 25 with his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelensky , this investigate Joe Biden and offered to do this help from the u.s. government. According to a transcript of the call that has spread integral, the White House on Wednesday, Trump told Zelensky : "there Is much talk of the son of Biden, that Biden stopped the investigation, and that a lot of people want to know what happened, so what we can do with our attorney general will be great. Biden came to boast of that stopped the investigation so that if you can investigate... it seems to me horrible."
This call and a later meeting in Madrid between the lawyer for president, Rudy Giuliani, and an envoy of the Ukrainian government, Andriy Yermak, have led the democrats in the House of Representatives to reopen the investigation prior to the process of challenge or "impeachment'. They believe that Trump threatened to freeze 400 million dollars (363 million euros) in aid if Zelensky did not accept to investigate Biden . In the call between Trump and Zelensky there is no offer or no threat to withdraw funds, although the u.s. president does ask for several times that Ukraine investigate to Biden, who at this time leads the polls in the democratic primaries for the elections of 2020.
[ Read the transcript of the conversation between Trump and Zelenski]
The reason for the pressures of Trump is that in 2016, as vice president, Biden called the former Ukrainian president, Petró Poroshenko, who dismissed the then prosecutor general of ukraine, Víktor Shokin. The official reason is that this he was accused of corruption, but what is certain is that it was open prior to an investigation of Burisma, a gas company based in Ukraine that was high in steering a child of Biden, Hunter.
According to the transcript of the call, Trump brings out the topic and asks Zelensky, president of Ukraine from may, listen to Giuliani, who was mayor of New York between 1994 and 2001 and who is now your lawyer exclusively on a personal basis. In addition, Trump offers the help of the attorney general of the USA (minister of Justice) William Barr: "You are going to call Giuliani and I'm going to ask attorney general Barr that you also call to clarify the facts. I am sure you will find out. I have heard that the prosecutor [Shokin] was treated very badly in this matter despite the fact that he was a very good prosecutor, and good luck".
Zelensky is displayed at all times responsive to requests for Trump and actually agree to talk with Giuliani: "One of my assistants spoke with mr. Giuliani recently and now we hope that mr. Giuliani can come to Ukraine and we will meet with him when he comes. I assure you as president that you don't have more than friends between us." Finally, Giuliani did not go to Ukraine and asked that the meeting in Spain in August.
Tuesday, before the opening of the investigation prior to the process of challenge or ‘impeachment’, Trump announced the revelation of the transcript of the call, a decision without precedent. When a president speaks by phone with a counterpart through official channels, several officials listen to the conversation and take notes, which pass into the official record. In most cases, the office of the president disseminates a summary of the conversation censored to not reveal details related to national security.
According to the president said on Twitter, it authorized the publication of the transcript to show that it was a conversation "very friendly and completely appropriate". "There were No pressures of any kind and, unlike Joe Biden and his son , there was no 'quid pro quo'. This is nothing more than the continuation of the largest and most destructive witch-hunt of all time," the president said in the social network, in reference to the process of 'impeachment'.Updated Date: 26 September 2019, 04:01