US President Donald Trump said on the 9th that the White House may issue a second record of his phone conversation with Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky.
Trump told reporters at the United States Army Andrews Joint Base in Maryland: “We have another very important (call) record to be released…because I have two calls with the Ukrainian president.”
According to Trump, the second record may be released on the 12th of this month. A number of media reports, the second record associated with Trump, talked with Zelensky in April this year, shortly after the latter won in the second round of the presidential election.
A conversation between Trump and Zelensky in July triggered the House of Representatives to launch an impeachment investigation, focusing on whether Trump ordered the freezing of nearly $400 million in military aid to Ukraine in exchange for Zelensky’s investigation of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden And his son Hunter.
The House of Representatives launched a bombing investigation of Trump on September 24. The White House released a record of the contents of Trump and Zelensky’s July call on September 25. Democrats believe that this record confirms that Trump is putting pressure on other leaders to try to suppress his opponents in an “interest exchange.” The Republicans found that Trump’s approach was not inappropriate and initiated impeachment to investigate “wrong”.
According to several media reports, Trump mentioned the second call record when the House impeachment investigation entered a “new stage”, that is, three major witnesses planned to attend the public hearing on the 13th and 15th. The House hearings were previously held in closed doors, and more than 12 people have participated in closed-door hearings