‘I had a call before this one with the president of Ukraine and I have no problem giving it to them’
“I had a call before this one with the president of Ukraine and I have no problem giving it to them”, Mr Trump told reporters before departing the White House on Friday morning, suggesting he would provide investigators with a transcript of the call in question.
However, the president’s first phone call with Ukraine was previously reported and he himself discussed it with reporters at the United Nations General Assembly earlier this year. It was not immediately clear whether the president was referring to that call or another unreported covnersation he held with his Ukrainian counterpart.
Mr Trump said in September he was considering releasing key parts of his initial conversation with Mr Zelensky, which came shortly after the Ukrainian president’s election.
“You can have it any time you need it,” he said at the time, “and also Mike Pence’s conversations, which were, I think, one or two of them. They were perfect. They were all perfect.”
Trump has ‘no problem’ releasing second phone call with Ukraine
“I’m very transparent,” the president said of releasing a transcript of an earlier conversation with Ukraine’s president.
They will demand the release, which will backfire.