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.
The President of the Ukraine just stated again, in the strongest of language, that President Trump applied no pressure and did absolutely nothing wrong. He used the strongest language possible. That should end this Democrat Scam, but it won’t, because the Dems & Media are FIXED!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 10, 2019