The latest scandal to hit the White House has democratic lawmakers fuming as the President continues to downplay the allegations.
Former Vice President Joe Biden has been on the leading edge of presidential criticisms as of late, consistently lambasting the Commander in Chief at every possible opportunity. Now, with reports of a whistleblower having reported the President’s behavior as an “urgent” concern, Biden is pouncing yet again.
Former Vice President Joe Biden called for President Trump to release a transcript of his July phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Friday, amid reports that Ukraine is at the center of a whistleblower’s complaint over Trump’s contacts with a foreign leader.
“If these reports are true, then … It means that he [Trump] used the power and resources of the United States to pressure a sovereign nation—a partner that is still under direct assault from Russia—pushing Ukraine to subvert the rule of law in the express hope of extracting a political favor.”
— Biden’s statement on Friday
“Such clear-cut corruption damages and diminishes our institutions of government by making them tools of a personal political vendetta. At minimum, Donald Trump should immediately release the transcript of the call in question, so that the American people can judge for themselves, and direct the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to stop stonewalling and release the whistleblower notification to the Congress.”
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