President Volodymyr Zelenskij og Donald Trumo. Foto: Ludovic Marin og Saul Loeb/AFP/Scanpix
Utskriften fra samtalen mellom Trump og Ukrainas president viser at Trump hinter til at presidenten bør sjekke ut far og sønn Bidens gjøren og laden under Obama, men det er ingen eksplisitt link til assistanse fra USA.
Trump: … I just want to let you know that’s the other thing, There’s a lot of talk about Biden’s son, that 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.
President Zelenskyy: I wanted to tell you about the prosecutor. First of all, I understand and I’m knowledgeable about the situation. Since we have won the absolute majority in our Parliament; the next prosecutor general will be 100% my person, my candidate, who will be approved, by the parliament and will start as a new prosecutor in September. He or she will look into the situation, specifically to the company that you mentioned in this issue. The issue of the investigation of the case is actually the issue of making sure to restore the honesty so we will take care of.that and will wortk on the investigation of the case.
Presidentens henvendelse er tilforatelig: Mange vil gjerne vite hva visepresident Biden og sønnen Hunter foretok seg i Ukraina. President Zelenskij er fullstendig klar over det og lover å komme til bunns i saken. Han sier han vil lede en ukorrupt administrasjon.
Trump ber presidenten om å undersøke et selskap som heter Crowdstrike. Da Demokratens valgkamphovedkvarter ble hacket, fikk FBI aldri overlevert serverne. De ble overlatt et selskap som heter Crowdstrike. Trump sier det går rykter om at serverne befinner seg i Ukraina.
President Donald Trump: 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. There are a lot of things that went on, the·whole situation. I think you’re surrounding yourself with some of the same people. I would like to have the Attorney General call you or your people and I would like you to get to the bottom of it. As you saw yesterday, that whole nonsense ended with a very poor performance by a man named Robert Mueller, an incompetent performance, but they say a lot of it started with Ukraine. Whatever you can do, ·it’s very important that you do it if that’s possible.
President Zelensky: Yes it is. very important for me and everything that you just mentioned earlier. For me as a President, it is very important and we are open for any future cooperation. We are ready to·open a new page on cooperation in relations between the United· States and Ukraine.· For that·purpose, I just recalled our.ambassador from the United States and he will be replaced by a very competent and very experienced ambassador who will work hard on making sure that our two nations are getting closer.
Dette er en helt legitim forespørsel: Trump representerer den utøvende makt, og er i sin fulle rett til å be en annen utøvende makt omm undersøke en sak som berører USA.
Mye av sammensvergelsen mot Trump under valgkampen hadde sitt utspring i Ukraina.