Why didn't Trump release the full transcript of the first call between him and the Ukrainian president, just a memo?
Does he have something to hide even in the first call?
It was reportedly only a rough memo of the call.
- BenLv 54 weeks ago
Cause it was on jagged paper.
- martinLv 74 weeks ago
Trump is stone-walling this whole impeachment business. He refuses to give an inch. He must be highly insulted.
- 4 weeks ago
Why should he?? Trump did nothing wrong or illegal. All American Presidents have a duty to keep certain negotiations with other world leaders private. Trump has to ask the other party in such negotiations for permission to reveal the content of conversations. America isn't the only nation in the world.
Trump was lucky Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy allowed the conversation to become public. Schiff wasn't counting on THAT. Schiff wanted to accuse Trump in covering up that conversation, but it didn't work. Demanding the contant of the first conversation was dirty politics on Schiff's part.
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
Because he's an idiot. That's like a bankrobber giving an alibi for a day on which the bank was NOT robbed.
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- Shadow LadyLv 64 weeks ago
Isn't it obvious that he's hiding something incriminating against him? Of course, he has his trusty sharpie to redact whatever he doesn't like.
- YavanLv 74 weeks ago
Because the full transcript is even worse, obviously.
''We need a favor, though...''
Somebody missed that.
- W.T. DoorLv 74 weeks ago
What was released is the full transcript. US Presidents stopped having phone calls recorded after Nixon, and that included Carter, Clinton, and Obama. The Democrats know that and are counting on their low-information voter base to swallow the lie whole.
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
That is the transcript and that's how transcripts are recorded for all presidents... Are you aware that the president's call is not recorded? The transcript is written up in that fashion always by other individuals as the call goes on. That's how it's done and it's not by Trump. Trump did not make that transcript. That transcript was finished in terms of information the moment the call concluded. That's why he declassified it, because it ALREADY existed. There are many other transcripts just like that about countless topics. The days of recording presidents like with Nixon are long gone.
Edit: There is no "reportedly". That IS the transcript as the president himself has said who declassified it. The "memo" is the transcript. It's the ONLY transcript. It's how transcripts are recorded for ALL presidents now. Have you been listening?
- No ImpeachmentLv 64 weeks ago
"I want to tell you upfront: There’s nothing in these transcripts, and if you read them carefully — which most people are not gonna do....It’s nothing but a bunch of opinion from these people." -Rush Limbaugh