Trump releases 2nd Zelensky call transcript seconds before Yovanovitch appears for public impeachment hearing

Trump and Zelensky.
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The White House has released a very uneventful transcript as a very eventful hearing begins.

Pretty much exactly as the House Intelligence Committee began its second public impeachment hearing, this one with former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, the White House published a rough transcript of an April call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. There's not much substance in the congratulatory call, making it appear more like an attempt to distract from one of the most consequential impeachment testimonies yet.

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