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  Transcript Shows WH Made Up Details of Trump’s Zelensky Call
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Last EditedRP  Nov 15, 2019 10:35am
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AuthorLachlan Markay
News DateFriday, November 15, 2019 03:10:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionThe release of the transcript of President Donald Trump’s first call in April with Ukrainain president-elect Volodomyr Zelensky was meant to bolster the case that Trump had nothing but good intentions in his dealings with Ukraine—but it also showed a White House summary of the same call released to the public shortly after it occurred was largely fabricated.

Nowhere does Trump mention efforts to address Ukrainian corruption, economic prosperity, or democratic institutions. Nor does he even allude to its efforts to beat back the Russian occupation of the Ukrainian territory of Crimea.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment on those discrepancies.

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