Trump: The White House will release a transcript of another call to Ukraine
"They want to have a transcript of another call, the second call, and I'm ready to give it," the President told reporters Saturday on the tarmac at Joint Base Andrews, before boarding Air Force One.  Trump said he first addressed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in April, but his talks with Zelensky in July became central to the House Democrats' impeachment inquiry. In September, the White House released a rough transcript of the July 25 call following a whistleblower complaint alleging that Trump was seeking "interference" from a foreign country to aid his 2020 presidential campaign.
Trump refuses to do anything wrong.
"You will read the second call, and you will tell me if there is anything wrong with it," he said. The call took place months before the July talks amid impeachment inquiries.
Trump also said he didn't care if congressional impeachment proceedings were behind closed doors or in public because, he said, they shouldn't happen. at all.
"There should be nothing. There should be no impeachment hearings," he said, calling the testimony even today "all knowledge third-hand."  While Trump dismissed some of the importance of witnesses being released to this day, witnesses provided key information to congressional investigators. Some have expressed their belief that there is a quid pro quo, including the Trump administration asking the Ukrainian government to open investigations with former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter, in exchange for military assistance of the US.
There is no evidence of Joe or Hunter Biden's misconduct in Ukraine.
A letter from the GOP
Republicans on Saturday submitted a list of witnesses they want to testify as part of the chamber's impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump and Ukraine.
In a letter to House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, Republicans list the anonymous whistleblower, the son of former Vice President Joe Biden Hunter Biden, former US special envoy for Ukraine Kurt Volker , high-ranking State Department officials David Hale and Tim Morrison, Russia and Europe's top advisers to the National Security Council. Saturday marked the deadline for Republicans to submit the request.
The GOP also asked Nellie Ohr, a former Fusion GPS contractor, and Alexandra Chalupa, a former Democratic National Democratic staff member, to sign that Republicans still want to focus on unspecified claims related to the presidential campaign of 2016.  Schiff said Saturday that the Intelligence Committee "is reviewing the requests of the Minority witness and will give due consideration to witnesses in the scope of the impeachment inquiry, voted by the House. "
2,677 pages of impeachment inquiry. testimony
A review of more than 2,600 pages of transcripts released this week from eight witnesses who testified at the House impeachment inquiry ove r in the last six weeks shows how controversial Ukraine's Trump policy has been has been in the US government for months.
Details of the testimony of how US top officials worry Trump has outsourced Ukraine's policy to his lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, have been pushing. top Ukrainian officials to publicize an investigation into the Bidens and pursue a conspiracy theory that interrupted Ukraine in the 2016 election to help Democrats. Giuliani's efforts, with support from the President, led to the ousting of the top American diplomat in Ukraine, which stood in his way, as longtime enlisted emissaries were indicted.
In addition, testimony shows a President removed from this important role Ukraine's role in US policy against Russia – but also animated in its anxiety towards Ukraine. And the testimony of at least one witness linked Trump with the decision to withhold nearly $ 400 million in security assistance for Ukraine until that country announced it would continue investigations into its political rivals.
The CNL of Kevin Liptak, Manu Raju, Jeremy Herb, Marshall Cohen, Phil Mattingly and Kate Sullivan contributed to this story.