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White House releases transcript of Trumpís first call
NY Post ^ | November 15, 2019 | Yaron Steinbuch

Posted on 11/15/2019 7:02:31 AM PST by COUNTrecount

White House releases transcript of Trump’s first call with Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelensk

The White House on Friday released the transcript of President Trump’s first call with Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky – in which he congratulated him “on a fantastic election.”

The president had promised several times to release the transcript of the April 12 call, which he described as more important that the one about two weeks later in which Trump asked Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter.

That call prompted a whistleblower complaint that led Democrats to launch an impeachment inquiry. The probe centers on whether Trump abused his power by withholding almost $400 million in security aid to put pressure on the US ally.

“I’d like to congratulate you on a job well done, and congratulations on a fantastic election,” Trump told Zelensky.

“As you can see, we tried very hard to do our best. We had you as a great example,” the Ukrainian leader said.

Trump continued: “I think you will do a great job. I have many friends from Ukraine and they think – frankly – expected you to win. And it’s really an amazing thing that you’ve done.

“I guess, in a way, I did something similar. We’re making tremendous progress in the US. We have the most tremendous economy ever. I just wanted to congratulate you. I have no doubt you will be a fantastic president.”

Zelensky said his country is “an independent country, and independent Ukraine – we’re going to do everything for the people.

“You are, as I said, a great example. We are hoping we can expand on our job as you did. You will always, also, be a great example for many. You are a great example for our new managers.”

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 201904; 20190412; 20190725; braking; trumpukrainecall; ukraine; zelensky
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1 posted on 11/15/2019 7:02:31 AM PST by COUNTrecount
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To: COUNTrecount

Impeachable, all of it!! If this phone call doesn’t bring Trump down, nothing will!!


2 posted on 11/15/2019 7:08:05 AM PST by billyboy15
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To: COUNTrecount

That call prompted a whistleblower complaint that led Democrats to launch an impeachment inquiry.

Not exactly, the call prompted a SPY to Illegally Conspire with Adam Schiff and his Staff in Direct Violation of Federal Law before taking the newly hatched conspiracy to Overthrow the United States Government to the ICIG to file a bogus complaint that the Demonrats used to launch an impeachment inquisition..


3 posted on 11/15/2019 7:08:58 AM PST by eyeamok
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To: COUNTrecount

I wonder if Slo Joe decided to run for President BECAUSE the corruption in Ukraine was going to be exposed ?


4 posted on 11/15/2019 7:09:50 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: COUNTrecount
.. in which Trump asked Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter.

As I recall, this is a mis-characterization of the request. Trump asked for investigation of 'Cloudstrike,' an operation conducted by the DNC and the Ukraine. Zelensky brought up the topic of Biden...

5 posted on 11/15/2019 7:14:41 AM PST by Thommas (The snout of the camel is in the tent..)
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To: COUNTrecount

NOT a whistleblower.


6 posted on 11/15/2019 7:14:51 AM PST by jdsteel (Americans are Dreamers too!!!)
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To: COUNTrecount

I remember that Joe wasn’t running for office, his son had recently died, and nobody wanted him to run.

Then, all of a sudden he announces his candidacy and says his dead son would have wanted him to run.

I think it was the DEMS who came to him and said, “sorry bout your dead son, but you gotta run or we all go down for the UKRAINE scam”.

That’s why the DEMS are protecting Joe by saying that Trump is just doing this to eliminate his opponent. Which is odd considering Nobody knows who is going to be the winner of the DEM CONVENTION.


7 posted on 11/15/2019 7:16:26 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: COUNTrecount

“We had you as a great example.”

There is the crime; the crime worse than Adam eating the apple! He said nice things about and to President Trump.


8 posted on 11/15/2019 7:16:49 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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To: COUNTrecount

The president must be removed from office before I have to listen to the democrats ask this ridiculous ambassador one more time, how did you feel?


9 posted on 11/15/2019 7:17:07 AM PST by Williams (Stop Tolerating The Intolerant.2)
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To: NTHockey

“....the crime worse than Adam eating the apple!”

Uhh, say, wasn’t it Eve who ate the apple?


10 posted on 11/15/2019 7:21:34 AM PST by billyboy15
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To: Williams

I read this weeks ago I think? It was only five pages and nothing incriminating at all. Why is the MSM covering this now? They should do like they always do, ignore the truth.


11 posted on 11/15/2019 7:23:47 AM PST by RBW in PA
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To: Thommas

Cloudstrike is a tech company that does systems security

The FBI hired them to review the DNC server hack which crowd strike blamed on Russians

The theory is that Crowdstrike being a Silicon Valley outfit is a bunch of lefties who cooperated with Comey to try to smear Trump by saying Russia hacked the server to help their stooge Trump

The issue is why did Comey use a third party when the FBI has its own folks

Legend has it the server is in the Ukraine

Roger Stones bloviating has pushed the narrative

Who knows ....


12 posted on 11/15/2019 7:25:40 AM PST by wardaddy (I applaud Jim Robinson for his comments on the Southern Monuments decision ...thank you)
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Uhh, say, wasn’t it Eve who ate the apple?

Facts don't matter! We are after the truf
13 posted on 11/15/2019 7:26:09 AM PST by Karma_Sherab
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To: Karma_Sherab
Ukrainian Call Transcript/PDF


14 posted on 11/15/2019 7:30:18 AM PST by bagster ("Even bad men love their mamas".)
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To: COUNTrecount

My worry is that its a BAAAAD precedent not that it was a bad or illegal call. How do future presidents conduct negotiations if there can be no expectation of confidentiality?


15 posted on 11/15/2019 7:30:41 AM PST by Don Corleone (The truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth)
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Uhh, say, wasn’t it Eve who ate the apple?

They both had a bite.

16 posted on 11/15/2019 7:34:45 AM PST by Mr Ramsbotham ("God is a spirit, and man His means of walking on the earth.")
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To: COUNTrecount

Wow, he said that? I’m all for impeachment now.


17 posted on 11/15/2019 7:35:50 AM PST by Jonny7797
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To: billyboy15
Uhh, say, wasn’t it Eve who ate the apple?

Adam rejected his role as leader of his family, and not defending his wife against the wiles of the devil.

18 posted on 11/15/2019 7:38:36 AM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is EVIL and needs to be eradicated)
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To: UCANSEE2

Yeah, like Hillary his only chance at covering the corruption up is winning the election.


19 posted on 11/15/2019 7:40:35 AM PST by dynoman (Objectivity is the essence of intelligence. - Marilyn vos Savant)
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To: UCANSEE2

But Obama warned Biden not to run?


20 posted on 11/15/2019 7:43:26 AM PST by gcparent (Justice Brett Kavanaugh)
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