President Donald Trump sought help from a foreign leader to tarnish political rival Joe Biden and his son, according to a transcript that the White House released on Wednesday morning. The call document was released a day after Speaker Nancy Pelosi launched impeachment proceedings against Trump. White House aides said that the transcript is not verbatim and that it is based on ‘the notes and recollections’ of Situation Room and National Security Council Officials.
How did Trump make his request? He told Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky that he would ask his personal lawyer and Attorney General William P. Barr to reach out to him about a possible investigation into the business activities of Biden’s son in the Ukraine.