Transcript for Strong jobs report benefiting Trump?
nd a pon a .ns than 3rd, president trump spoke with president Putin on the telephone. One senior state department official testified that the conversation between president trump and president Putin included a discussion of Ukraine. Third, on may 9th, Mr. Giuliani told "The New York Times" that he intended to travel to Ukraine on behalf of his client, president trump in order to, quote, meddle in an investigation, unquote, but after public backlash and apparent pushback from the Ukrainians, Mr. Giuliani canceled his trip the next day claiming that president zelensky was surrounded by enemies of president trump. At a critical may 23rd meeting at the oval office, president trump said that Ukraine was corrupt and tried to take him down in 2016. The same false narrative pushed by president Putin and Mr. In order for the white house meeting to occur, president trump told the delegation they must talk to Rudy to get the visit scheduled. These comments from president trump were the first of many subsequent indications that in his mind, corruption equals investigations. In the weeks and months following, Mr. Giuliani relayed to both Ukrainian officials and the government officials that president trump had designated at the may 23rd meeting to take -- to take a lead on Ukraine policy. The directive from president trump that a white house meeting would not occur until Ukraine announced the two political investigations that president trump required, and well before the July 25th call, ambassador sondland and Volker also relayed this quid pro quo to the Ukrainians, including to president zelensky himself. Ambassador Volker relayed the message to the president in July urging him to reference in investigations associated with the Giuliani factor with president trump. In meeting at the white house on July 10th, ambassador sondland told other U.S. Officials and two of president zelensky's advisers including Mr. Yermak that he had an acting chief of
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