Pence: ‘I’ve never discussed the issue on the Bidens with Ukraine’s president’

Vice President Mike Pence, right, speaks with President Donald Trump behind him, during a ceremony to present the Presidential Medal of Freedom to former Attorney General Edwin Meese, in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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UPDATED 10:00 AM PST – Thursday, October 10, 2019

Vice President Mike Pence is saying he never discussed Joe or Hunter Biden with Ukraine’s president during a recent meeting he had with the leader. Pence told the press Wednesday he is currently working with the White House Counsel’s office to release transcripts of his talks with President Zelensky. He has said this will prove he is telling the truth.

“I think the American people have a right to know what was going on,” said Pence.

In 2016, the vice president commented that foreign governments should not play a role in U.S. elections. When asked about these comments recently, he said he still believes that but does not think that is what happened in this situation.

“I never discussed the issue of the Bidens with President Zelensky,” said Pence. “From my experience, (this is) in no way connected to the very legitimate concern the American people have about corruption…in the 2016 Election.”

Pence emphasized that the president only wants to ensure Ukrainian President President Zelensky keeps his campaign promise for significant corruption reforms in Ukraine.

This comes after Zelensky announced to the press Thursday that there was “no blackmail” involved his phone call with President Trump. The president praised the foreign leader for his persistence in the matter.