McConnell Denies Claim That He Labeled Ukraine Call “Innocent”

Although Trump had quoted McConnell on October 3 as saying, “That was the most innocent phone call I’ve read,” the Senate Majority Leader says he has not had a discussion with Trump on this matter.

“He read my phone call with the President of Ukraine.  Mitch McConnell — he said, ‘That was the most innocent phone call that I’ve read.’ I mean, give me a break.”
— White House records of Trump’s Oct. 3 remarks to reporters

McConnell says he hasn’t spoken with Trump about the transcript of the phone call with the Ukrainian president at the center of the impeachment inquiry.