Listen: Trump, President And Ukraine discussed on State of the Union with Jake Tapper
"Something that Ukraine had to do before president trump would release the funding. And when I brought up that scenario president trump immediately and I've described his adamantly adamantly and vehemently denied it so that's really the purpose of that phone call was going back to the May twenty third meeting in the Oval Office and this is what occurred. Volcker testified testified that president trump basically said I can't I don't have the impression what the exact quote was but this is largely true. Kurt Volker said this is what president in trump said about Ukraine. They are all corrupt. I don't WanNA spend any time with that. That was his general feeling of Ukraine. One of the things I was trying to do. We're all trying to do is give him to meet with presence Alinsky Eski we felt he would be every bit impressed with presence Lewinsky's dedication to fulfilling his mandate to defeat not only fight corruption. But she said in a speech in Ukraine that Murphy tempted to defeat corruption. We were very confident that president trump would meet presence Linski who kind of feel soulmate. There and this report Poro flow in. Also Jacob point out I found out about the withholding of the Lord hold up in the funding about the end of August. August twenty ninth. The funding was released by September eleventh largely due to a lot of pressure. Put on by people like me and Senator Portman and Senator Durbin in other people so also the"