Transcripts of phone call between Trump and Ukraine president to be released

This follows House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's announcement that she will take the first steps toward impeachment. ABC News' Ines de la Cuetara reports.
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Transcript for Transcripts of phone call between Trump and Ukraine president to be released
We begin with several developments overnight from the impeachment drama. That's unfolding in Washington one day after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced in impeachment inquiry into president trump here don't we can expect the president has authorized the transcript of a strong Pollack president of Ukraine to be released. That call is the subject of a whistle blower complaint that started this whole scandal. The president is accused of withholding military aid and asking Ukraine's president. Investigate former vice president Joseph Biden. President trouble meet with the Ukrainian president of the United Nations today he's expected to address the media after that meeting and this could be the biggest headline today sources say the White House is considering whether to release the whistleblowers complained to congress ABC's and that's still awkward Tara is sorting through all of this she joins us from Washington as good morning. Good morning today in Kenneth wants a historic moment here in Washington Democrats had been demanding action against president trump per month. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had been on the fence that she is now making her move. Us stunning turn by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announcing must first step -- word impeachment. The actions at the trump presidency preview. Dishonorable that of the president's betrayal of his oath of office that trail of our national security. And that trail the integrity of our elections. The historic move comes after president trump admitted to asking the president of Ukraine to investigate his political rival Joseph Biden and his son hunter. Who had business interest in Ukraine days before the phone call the president ordered his chief of staff to halt nearly 400 million dollars in foreign aid to Ukraine but it was never adequate Perot walls trump insisted at first that he whit held the money because he wanted Ukraine to address corruption. But a day later the president seemed to change his explanation. Saying that aid was with held for red different reason. I want their countries to put up money I think it's unfair that we put up the money that people call be days it all letting go and I let it go. But we paid the money the money was. Now more than two thirds of house Democrats are saying it's time to impeach. This is a re litigating the past this isn't re litigating though election with Hillary Clinton this is about the president. Abusing his office. In seeking political dart about an election that's upcoming. And I think the national security concerns Israeli what weighed on these members. Trent has now authorized the transcripts of his phone call with Ukraine's president to be released. And over night he called the impeachment inquiry more breaking news witch hunt garbage and presidential harassment. When you see the call what you see and read out of the called. Which I assume you'll see at some point you'll understand that call was perfect there was no pressure put on them whatsoever. Top Republicans say the inquiry is a political ploy by Democrats based on a still unseen whistle blower complaint about the phone call with the Ukrainian president. They're going to be embarrassed when these transcripts come out and I hope that American public wakes up. The drug administration blocked congress from seeing that whistle blowers complaint. Which the intelligence community's inspector general called credible and of urgent concern. But this morning sources say the complaint is undergoing a House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff says the whistle blower now wants its speech to house investigators. Ship has requested an interview tomorrow in a secure location meanwhile ABC's Terry Murray and explains an impeachment inquiry is only the beginning of a long process. Which does not mean the house will charge the president. Here's how it will go down. Facts and evidence speaker Pelosi has instructed the sixth committees that are already investigating president trump. To quote proceed under that umbrella of an impeachment inquiry depending on the facts and evidence they develop. Articles of impeachment. Could be drafted then. So what's next well the White House said that it will release a transcript of that phone call between president trump and the president of Ukraine in the White House says the transcript will be hundred acted but critics are wondering if they'll actually get to see the full conversation to named Kenneth. Our and that's thank you.

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