Liveblog - White House releases the transcript and other impeachment updates

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While the transcript does not reflect a clear quid pro quo, Trump told Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that the US has been “very, very good” to Ukraine.

Zelensky agreed and told Trump the US is a “much bigger partner” to Ukraine than other European countries regarding sanctions on Russia, adding that he plans to purchase more Javelins from the United States.

Trump then said, “I would like you to do us a favor though because our country has been through a lot and Ukraine knows a lot about it.”

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