I think President Trump just called their bluff.
And what happens when you’re the Democrats and your bluff gets called and its found you were only holding an unsuited 2 and 7 in your hand?
We’re about to find out!
President Trump just made the announcement:
NBC News had more info:
President Donald Trump said Tuesday he had authorized the release of the "complete, fully declassified and unredacted" transcript of a July phone call he had with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that is at the center of questions stemming from reports that Trump pressured him to investigate the family of former Vice President Joe Biden.
Trump has been under fire for the mid-summer call after a whistleblower complaint alleged that the president may have made inappropriate comments on the call. Some reports have alleged that Trump may have tied aid to Ukraine to the country’s willingness to investigate business dealings of Biden’s son.
"You will see it was a very friendly and totally appropriate call. No pressure and, unlike Joe Biden and his son, NO quid pro quo! This is nothing more than a continuation of the Greatest and most Destructive Witch Hunt of all time!" Trump tweeted.
The release of the transcript by the White House isn't likely to appease Democrats, who have demanded that the administration provide the whistleblower complaint to Congress and who in increasing numbers are coming out in support of some form of impeachment action against Trump. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to announce a formal impeachment inquiry later on Tuesday, two Democratic sources close to Pelosi told NBC News.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif.,tweeted Tuesday that he'dheard from the whistleblower's counsel that the whistleblower wanted to speak to the committee. The lawyer also reached out to the Senate Intelligence Committee, Vice Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va, said on Tuesday.
Earlier Tuesday, Trump had confirmed reports that his administration froze almost $400 million in aid to Ukraine. But he gave a new reason for doing so: He said he wanted European countries to contribute money, too, and did not want the United States to do so alone.
The freeze came before the July phone call in question.
"As far as withholding funds, those funds were paid," Trump said. "They were fully paid. But my complaint has always been — and I'd withhold again, and I'll continue to withhold until such time as Europe and other nations contribute to Ukraine, because they're not doing it."
Meanwhile, it's Hunter Biden who looks to have the big problem on his hands:
Now THAT is a good looking hat!
Only while they last!