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White House Releases Transcript of April Ukraine Call, Shows No Pre-Conditions for Meeting

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The White House has released a transcript of the April 21 call between President Trump and then-Ukrainian President-elect Volodymyr Zelensky.

“When you’re settled in and ready, I’d like to invite you to the White House. We’ll have a lot of things to talk about, but we’re with you all the way,” Trump said during the call, without making any pre-conditions for the White House meeting. Testimony from the Democrats’ witnesses have suggested that a White House meeting was predicated on Zelensky making a public anti-corruption statement, which many saw as part of the so-called quid pro quo.

Read the entire transcript below:

President Trump had announced on Tuesday via Twitter that he would be “releasing the transcript of the first, and therefore more important, phone call with the Ukrainian President before week’s end!”

President Trump tweeted pages of the transcript Friday morning after they were released.

This story is developing.