U.S. Congress to demand from White House access to Trump’s talks with Putin

The American lawmakers would like to know whether Trump jeopardized the national security and integrity of elections in the U.S. during the talks with Russian president, leaders of other states
13:47, 30 September 2019

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U.S. Congress intends to demand from the White House to provide access to phone talks of Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin as well as other leaders, as Reuters reported citing Adam Schiff, the U.S. House Intelligence Committee’s Chairman.

“I think the paramount need here is to protect the national security of the United States and see whether in the conversations with other world leaders - and in particular with Putin - that the president was also undermining our security in a way that he thought would personally benefit his campaign,” Schiff said.

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The Congress will investigate the complaint of the informant, which said that Trump demanded the political support from the president of Ukraine to win the 2020 election campaign over his rival Joe Biden.

The democrats say that Trump’s actions jeopardized the national security and integrity of elections in the U.S.

The informant mentioned in the complaint the phone call during which Trump asked President Zelensky to begin the investigation against ex-Vice-President, Democrat Joe Biden and his son Hunter.

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Earlier, Donald Trump approved the publication of the full version of his phone talk with Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky dated July 25 on September 25. Besides, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo received permission from Ukraine Government to release the transcript of the telephone call.

On September 25, the White House published the transcript of the talk of two presidents. On September 26, the U.S. Congress published the full version of the complaint against the pressure of U.S. President Donald Trump on President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky during the phone talk in July.

On September 24, House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the launch of a formal impeachment inquiry in response to the dispute over Mr. Trump’s efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate his potential 2020 rival, former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.


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