Why do Democrats want to impeach Trump: a transcript of his conversation with Zelensky is published
The US Department of State published a transcript of the conversation between President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky and US President Donald Trump. The document is published on the site White House. This is a conversation between the two presidents, which took place on July 25.
Donald Trump: Congratulations on your glorious victory. We in the USA followed, you did a great job. You were an outsider, nobody believed in you, but you defeated everyone. Wonderful victory, congratulations.
Vladimir Zelensky: You are absolutely right, Mr. President. We won a big victory and did a great job. We did a great job, but I must admit that we have learned a lot from you. You showed us an example, and we have borrowed many skills and knowledge from you. But still, these were unique choices. Our victory is unique. I can say that the first time you called me to congratulate you on your victory in the presidential election, and now you call me to congratulate you on the victory of my party in the parliamentary elections. I think I need to participate in the elections more often, and then you will call me more often.
Donald Trump: (laughing) A good idea. I think everyone in your country is happy.
Vladimir Zelensky: Honestly, we are doing our best. We are also trying to drain our swamp. We brought new people, this is not the old guard, not ordinary politicians. We want a new government in a new format. And you are a first-class teacher for us.
Donald Trump: That's very kind of you. I want to say that we do a lot for Ukraine. We spend a lot of time and effort. Much more than European countries, and it is they who should help you. Here Germany, consider, does nothing for you. They only speak and speak. I think you should deal with them. Now you are talking with Angela Merkel - she only says that she is talking about Ukraine, but she does nothing. And other European countries too, pay attention. But the United States is treating Ukraine well. I can’t say that it’s always mutual, because sometimes bad things happen, but the USA cares about Ukraine.
Vladimir Zelensky: Yes, you are absolutely right, not on 100%, but on 1000%. I can tell you that I spoke with Merkel, we met with her. We also saw Macron. I told them that they are not doing enough on sanctions, could do more. They do not achieve their fulfillment. For Ukraine, sanctions do not work as they should. If you look logically, the EU should be our largest partner, but in fact the United States is much more important. And I am very grateful to you, because the United States is doing a lot for Ukraine. The EU is much larger, especially with regard to sanctions against the Russian Federation. I would also like to thank you for your support in the field of defense. We are ready to take the next steps in our cooperation. In particular, we are ready to purchase Javelins from the USA for defense.
Donald Trump: I want you to do us a favor, because your country has experienced a lot, and Ukraine knows a lot about it. I want you to find out what happened to this whole situation, they say “Crowdrake” ... I guess one of your wealthy people ... That server, they say that it is in Ukraine. A lot has happened, this whole situation. I think you surround yourself with the same people. I would like the Attorney General to call you or your people, and I would like to get to the point. As you saw yesterday, all this nonsense ended with a very weak performance by a man named Robert Muller, an incompetent performance, but they say that a lot began with Ukraine. All you can do is very important that you do it, if possible.
Vladimir Zelensky: Yes, it is very important for me, like everything that you mentioned earlier. For me as president, this is very important, and we are ready for any cooperation in the future. We are ready to open a new page in our cooperation, a page in relations between the USA and Ukraine. In this regard, I recalled our ambassador from the United States, and he will be replaced by a very competent and very experienced ambassador who will work hard to bring our countries closer. I also hope that he will earn your trust and establish personal relations with you so that we can cooperate even more. I will personally tell you that one of my assistants spoke recently with Mr. Giuliani, and we really hope that Mr. Giuliani will be able to come to Ukraine, and then we will meet again. I just wanted to assure you once again that you have only friends among us. I will do my best to have the best and most experienced people in my environment. I also want to tell you that we are friends. We are great friends, and you, Mr. President, have friends in our country, so that we can continue our strategic partnership. I also plan to surround myself with wonderful people, and in addition to this investigation, I, as president of Ukraine, guarantee that all investigations will be conducted openly and frankly. I can assure you of this.
Donald Trump: Well, since I heard that you had a very good prosecutor, and he was fired, which is very unfair. Many say how they removed your very good prosecutor, and some very bad people were involved in this. Mr. Giuliani is a very authoritative and respected person. He was the mayor of New York, a wonderful mayor, and I would like him to speak with you.
I will ask him to call you and the prosecutor general. Rudy (Giuliani) knows very well what is happening, and he is a very talented person. It will be good if you can talk to him. The former US ambassador, a woman, an unpleasant person, and the people with whom she spoke in Ukraine, were also bad, and I want you to know about it. And one more thing. They talk a lot about Biden’s son, and that Biden closed the criminal case, and many people want to know about it, so anything you and the Attorney General can do would be great. Biden everywhere boasts that he closed the case, so if you could figure it out .... It all seems terrible to me.
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Vladimir Zelensky: I wanted to tell you about the prosecutor. First, I understand, and I am familiar with the situation. After our party won a majority in the Rada, the new prosecutor will be completely my man, my candidacy, which will be approved by the parliament, and he will open a new case in September. He or she will deal with the situation, especially with the company you spoke about. The issue of investigating this case is actually a matter of restoring honesty, so we will take care of this and will investigate the case. In addition, I would ask you to provide us with any additional information, if you have it. This would help us in our investigation and enable us to administer justice in our country. As for the ambassador of Ukraine to the United States, as far as I remember, her last name is Yovanovitch. It’s good that you were the first to tell me that she was a bad ambassador, because I completely agree with you. She treated me not in the best way, since she admired the previous president and was on his side. She didn’t really recognize me as the new president.
Donald Trump: Well, she will have to work on something. I will ask Mr. Giuliani to call you, and the Attorney General Mr. Barr will also ask you to call, and we will figure it out. I am sure that you will resolve this issue. I heard that the prosecutor did wrong, and that he is a good, decent prosecutor, so good luck with everything. I assume that your country's economy will improve. You have huge resources. This is a great country. I have many Ukrainian friends. These are extraordinary people.
Vladimir Zelensky: And I, in turn, would like to tell you that I do not have many Ukrainian friends who live in the USA. In fact, the last time I came to the United States, I stayed in New York near Central Park at the Trump Tower. I would like to talk with them and hope to see them again in the future. I would also like to thank you for the invitation to the United States, in particular for the invitation to Washington. In addition, I would like to assure you that we will take this matter very seriously and conduct an investigation. As for the economy, our two countries have great potential in this regard, and one of the main issues is that energy independence is very important for Ukraine. I believe that we will work very successfully together to achieve energy independence. We are already developing cooperation. We are buying American oil, but I hope that we will still meet on this issue. We will have more time to discuss all these possibilities and get to know each other better. I would like to thank you for your support.
Donald Trump: Good. Yes, thank you very much, and I really appreciate it. I will tell Rudi and Attorney General Barr to pick you up. Thank. Whenever you want to visit the White House, you can always call. Just set a date and we'll think about it. I look forward to seeing you.
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Vladimir Zelensky: Thank you so much. I will be glad to come and meet with you personally, and ... to get to know you better. Looking forward to our meeting. I would also like to invite you to visit Ukraine and Kiev - this is a beautiful city. We have a wonderful country that will welcome you with hospitality. In addition, I hope to come to Poland in September, and we will be able to see each other there. After that, it might be convenient for you to come to Ukraine. We could fly on my plane or on yours, you probably have it much better than mine.
Donald Trump: Well, we'll think about it. I look forward to our meeting in Washington and, possibly, in Poland, because, I think, we will both be there at this time.
Vladimir Zelensky: Thank you very much, Mr. President.
Donald Trump: Congratulations, you did a fantastic job. The whole world followed this. I do not think, of course, that your victory was such a surprise, but I congratulate you anyway.
Vladimir Zelensky: Thank you Mr. President, goodbye.
Text translation provided by the publication "Inosmi.RU".
After the transcript was published, Trump wrote on his Twitter that Democrats should apologize.
“Will the Democrats apologize after seeing what was said on the phone with the President of Ukraine? They should, the perfect call - caught them off guard! ”- wrote Trump.
As ForumDaily wrote earlier:
- Congressmen became interested in the conversation between the two presidents as part of an investigation into whether Trump and his lawyer Rudolf Giuliani tried put pressure on Ukraine in order to help Trump's election campaign in 2020 year.
- Democrats announced the launch of an official request for US impeachment, the impetus for which was the conversation of Ukrainian and American leaders.
Full transcript can be read. here.
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