U.S. President Donald Trump commented on the request of the U.S. Congress to provide the transcript of his talk with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky dated July 25, as Voice of America reported.
“In the talks with the head of the foreign state, the leaders should not feel that he cannot talk freely,” Trump said.
The American president noted that he will make a decision on how to publish the transcript and whether to do it at all. Trump believes that the president should have a possibility to express themselves “without each of their words to be made public.”
Earlier The Wall Street Journal, citing its own sources, reported that President Trump during the phone talk to Zelensky on July 25 put pressure on Ukraine’s President repeatedly to hold the investigation against the son of Joe Biden.
In June and August Giuliani met the top officials of Ukraine concerning the investigation. Trump’s lawyer believes that Biden, working as Vice President of Obama, tried to protect the Ukrainian gas company tied with his son Hunter from the investigation.
Moreover, in August, New York Times reported that Giuliani talked by phone and held a personal meeting in Madrid with a senior representative of Zelensky to urge Ukraine to investigate the potential conflict of interests tied with Biden family.
The Ukrainian side stated in 2019 that it has no evidence of the commitment of offense by Biden or his son Hunter.