House Republicans Demand Biden Release Transcripts of Call With Zelensky

The House Republicans are calling for the White House to release transcripts of a call on Thursday between Presidents Biden and Ukraine’s Zelensky about the possibility of a Russian invasion.

The White House released a readout of the call, which is standard practice for a president’s calls with foreign leaders, which is not a transcript.

A media report on Thursday said that the call involved a disagreement between Zelensky and Biden about the “risk levels” of a Russian invasion.

Biden warned of an “imminent” attack, but Zelensky was unsure whether an attack would take place.

A statement from the National Security Council said that “Anonymous sources are ‘leaking’ falsehoods.”

The Ukrainian government disputed the report of a disagreement as well, with a Facebook statement that read, “Some reports regarding the content of the talks between Presidents Volodymyr Zelensky and Joe Biden have appeared on social media, citing the alleged ‘senior Ukrainian official’. These messages are completely false,” Nykyforov said.

In 2019 Alexander Vindman turned out to be the whistleblower that led to the first impeachment of Trump, who touted a “perfect phone call” with Ukrainian President Zelensky. The transcripts of that call showed that Trump was asking Zelensky to investigate Biden, who was considered a strong contender for the 2020 election.