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USA: 'I want nothing’ - Trump reads from handwritten impeachment defence

1 20.11.2019 Инфо

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SOT, Donald Trump, President of the United States of America: "So, thank you very much. We're going to Austin, Texas. Apple is opening up a fantastic facility. They're spending a tremendous amount of money. I've been asking Tim Cook from the day I got elected from the campaign. I've been asking Tim Cook to, if they would, we want to see Apple build here that way you have no tariffs. There's no tariff. When companies come to our country and they build, there's no tariffs. The economy is doing unbelievably well. We continue to talk to China. China wants to make a deal. The question is, do I want to make a deal? Because I like what's happening right now. We're taking in billions and billions of dollars. I'm going to go very quickly, just a quick comment on what's going on in terms of testimony with Ambassador Sondland. And I just noticed one thing, and I would say that means it's all over. 'What do you want from Ukraine?' He asked me, screaming, 'what do you want from Ukraine? I keep hearing all these different ideas and theories.' This is Ambassador Sondland speaking to me, just happened. To which I turned off the television. 'What do you want from Ukraine? I keep hearing all these different ideas of theories. What do you want? What do you want?' It was a very short and abrupt conversation that he had with me. They said 'he was not in a good mood.' I'm always in a good mood. I don't know what that is. He just said now he's talking about what my response. So he's going, 'what do you want? What do you want? I hear all these theories. What do you what?' Right. And now here's my response that he gave. Just gave. Ready? You have the cameras rolling. 'I want nothing.' That's what I want from Ukraine. That's what I said. 'I want nothing.' I said it twice. So he goes, he asked me the question, 'what do you want? I keep hearing all these things. What do you want?' He finally gets me. I don't know him very well. I have not spoken to him much. This is not a man I know well. Seems like a nice guy, though. But I don't know him well. He was with other candidates, he actually supported other candidates, not me. Came in late. But here's my response. Now, if you weren't fake news, you'd cover it properly. I say to the ambassador, response, 'I want nothing. I want nothing. I want no quid pro quo. Tell Zelenskiy, President Zelenskiy to do the right thing.' So here's my answer. I want nothing. I want nothing. I want no quid pro quo. Tell Zelenskiy to do the right thing. Then he says this is the final word from the president of the United States. I want nothing. Thank you, folks. Have a good time. I'm going to Texas."
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US President Donald Trump said he wanted "no quid pro quo" from Ukraine while reading from a handwritten note to the media outside the White House in Washington DC on Wednesday.
The note was an apparent aide to his defense in the ongoing impeachment inquiries against him that he didn't make any requests from Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky when asked about about his plans for the country.
“I say to the ambassador, response, 'I want nothing. I want nothing. I want no quid pro quo. Tell Zelenskiy, President Zelenskiy to do the right thing.' So here's my answer,” read Trump.
The notes refer to a phone call between the two men that took place in September. Still reading from his notepad, Trump repeated the questions Sondland would have asked him that day.
"'What do you want from Ukraine? I keep hearing all these different ideas of theories. What do you want? What do you want?' It was a very short and abrupt conversation that he had with me. They said 'he was not in a good mood.' I'm always in a good mood,” said Trump.
The president is alleged to have asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to find damaging information on the business dealings of Hunter Biden, the son of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, during the call. Hunter Biden was on the board of a Ukrainian gas company between 2014 and 2019.