The transcript details pretty a clear quid pro quo.Trump told Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky,
“A lot of European countries are the same way, so I think it’s something you want to look at but the United States has been very very good to Ukraine. I wouldn’t say that it’s reciprocal necessarily because things are happening that are not good but the United States 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.”
Trump then says,
“There’s a lot of talk about Biden’s son, what Biden stopped the prosecution and a lot of people want to find out about that, so whatever you can do with the attorney general would be great.
Biden went around bragging that he stopped the prosecution, so if you can look into it, It sounds horrible to me.”
Zelenskiy replies that he’s appointing a new prosecutor who will
“look into the situation.”
Here’s the full transcript as it was released.
This is a developing story… and likely the tip of the iceberg.