Once again, the “ambiguity” of the data supplied, which could be “oblique, conspire against the truth because the transcription made public on Wednesday by the White House of President Donald Trump’s conversation with his Ukrainian counterpart, Vladimir Zelenski, is not textual and is based on a “memorandum transcript” of U.S. government officials.
The U.S. media that has received the White House material detects between the lines, some pressure exerted by Donald Trump on Zelenski. The media insists on pointing out that the President asked Kiev to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden several times.
In response to the revelations, Trump said that “there was no pressure whatsoever” on his Ukrainian counterpart, Vladimir Zelenski, to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden during a phone call after the White House published the transcript of that contact.
“There was no pressure whatsoever (…). This is the single greatest witch hunt in American History. It is a disgraceful thing.” Trump told reporters during a meeting in New York with Latin American leaders about Venezuela.
The leaks of the last few days on that telephone call, made the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Democrat Nancy Pelosi, to announce on Tuesday that her party will launch an impeachment inquiry against Trump for betraying national security.
“There’s a lot of talk about Biden’s son, that Biden stopped the prosecution and a lot of people want to find out about that, so whatever you can do with the Attorney General would be great (…) Biden went around bragging that he stopped the prosecution so if you can look into it…,” Trump said in a conversation with Zelenski on July 25.
The president was referring to Hunter Biden, former vice president´s son during Barack Obama’s term of office (2009-2017) and current candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, who worked as an advisor for the Ukrainian gas company Burisma.
“I would like you to do us a favor though because our country has been through a lot and Ukraine knows a lot about it (…) I would like to have the Attorney General call you or your people and I would like you to get to the bottom of it,” added Trump, who also pointed out that Zelenski would be contacted by his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani.
However, the document does not refer to the accusation of Trump blocking US aid funds from Ukraine as a measure of pressure on Zelenski.
Translated by: José Espinoza