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Everybody Has Read Your Words: Pelosi Responds to Trump Urging People to Read Transcript

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) responded to President Donald Trumps urging of people to read the transcript of his phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, saying, “Everybody has read your words on the call.”

Trump on Tuesday decried the “impeachment hoax” and repeatedly said people should read the transcript of the call.

“Just read the Transcript, everything else is made up garbage by Shifty Schiff and the Never Trumpers!” he wrote in one of multiple posts on Twitter, referring to House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and people opposed to him no matter what happens.

“How many more Never Trumpers will be allowed to testify about a perfectly appropriate phone call when all anyone has to do is READ THE TRANSCRIPT! I knew people were listening in on the call (why would I say something inappropriate?), which was fine with me, but why so many?” he wrote in another.

Everybody has read your words on the call. The Ukrainian President asks for military aid to fend off the Russian attack, you say “I want you to do us a favor though,” and then you spend the rest of the call asking for bogus investigations to smear your political opponents. https://t.co/vI2eD4T6vK

— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) October 29, 2019

Pelosi responded to that tweet, writing, “Everybody has read your words on the call. The Ukrainian President asks for military aid to fend off the Russian attack, you say I want you to do us a favor though, and then you spend the rest of the call asking for bogus investigations to smear your political opponents.”

Zelensky in the July call thanked Trump for supporting Ukraines defense efforts before saying the country was “ready to continue to cooperate for the next steps.”

“Specifically, we are almost ready to buy more Javelins from the United States for defense purposes,” he added, according to the transcript.

“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. I would like you to find out what happened with this whole situation with Ukraine, they say Crowdstrike… I guess you have one of your wealthy people… The server, they say, Ukraine has it,” Trump responded.

“There are a lot of things that went on, the whole situation. I think youre surrounding yourself with some of the same people.”

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zelensky speaks about phone call
President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky hold a meeting in New York on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 25, 2019. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

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