CLAIM: President Donald Trump engaged in a “cover up” because of the way the administration handled the transcript of the Ukraine call.
House impeachment manager Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) accused President Donald Trump of a “cover up” on Friday because of the way the administration handled the transcript of his July 25 telephone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Jeffries sketched a vague conspiracy theory, in which he suggested that unnamed senior White House officials had tried to hide the transcript of the Ukraine call on a secure sever for nefarious political reasons.
The obvious fact that refutes Jeffries’s claim is that President Trump took the unprecedented step of releasing the transcript of his conversation with a foreign leader.
Democrats, basing their accusations on the inaccurate complaint of the “whistleblower,” who only heard about the Ukraine call from others, went ahead with their impeachment inquiry Sep. 24 after Trump already announced he had declassified the transcript and would release it the next day.
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