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Trump: 'I Will Release the Transcript of the First Ukraine Phone Call Before Week's End'

President Donald Trump points to supporters after speaking at his Black Voices for Trump rally Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

On Twitter, President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday that he will soon release the transcript of the first, “and therefore more important,” phone call he had with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. The transcript will, he added, be released before the week’s end:

Twelve hours before publishing the above tweet, Trump shared the one below:

“In order to continue being the most Transparent President in history, I will be releasing sometime this week the Transcript of the first, and therefore most important, phone call I had with the President of Ukraine. I am sure you will find it tantalizing.”

The first call took place in April of this year, right after Zelensky was elected president. If Trump’s tweets are anything to go by, he and his Ukrainian counterpart may have spoken about some very interesting matters in that phone call. What, exactly? We will have to wait and see.

In any case, Trump wasn’t done with Ukraine just yet. He wrote three more tweets in which he talked about UkraineGate, and they make clear that he’s begging for a fight:

“Why is such a focus put on 2nd and 3rd hand witnesses, many of whom are Never Trumpers, or whose lawyers are Never Trumpers, when all you have to do is read the phone call [transcript] with the Ukrainian President and see first hand?” the president wondered. “He [President Zelensky] and others also stated that there was ‘no pressure’ put on him to investigate Sleepy Joe Biden even though, as President, I have an ‘obligation’ to look into corruption, and Biden’s actions, on tape, about firing the prosecutor, and his son’s taking millions of dollars, with no knowledge or talent, from a Ukrainian energy company, and more millions taken from China, and now reports of other companies and countries also given him big money, are certainly looking very corrupt (to put it mildly!) to me.”

“Both Bidens,” Trump continued, “should be forced to testify in this No Due Process Scam!”

A mere twelve minutes after firing off those three tweets, he wrote the one in which he repeated his plan to release the transcript of the first phone call before the end of the week.

Let’s go. Release the transcript, confront the Democrats with it, and let this battle truly begin.