The White House released a reconstructed transcript of President Trump’s phone call with Volodymyr Zelensky, the leader of Ukraine. In it, Mr. Trump asks for an investigation into Joseph R. Biden Jr., a potential 2020 rival. We consider what that request means for the impeachment inquiry now underway.
On today’s episode:
Michael S. Schmidt, who covers national security and federal investigations for The New York Times.
Different interpretations of the phone call are shaping a debate over whether the president committed high crimes and misdemeanors.
Read the full declassified record of the call, with annotations.
Here’s what we know so far about the whistle-blower complaint that set off this controversy.
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Michael S. Schmidt contributed reporting.
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