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USA: Trump says 'hoax' impeachment hearings are 'just like the Russian witch hunt'

United States, Washington DC
November 08, 2019 at 22:50 GMT +00:00 · Published

US President Donald Trump called the House Democrats' impeachment inquiry was a "hoax" that was "just like the Russian witch hunt," while speaking to the press in Washington DC, on Friday.

Trump added that he was not concerned about the testimony revealed in the inquiry.

"I'm not concerned about anything, the testimony has all been fine," he told reporters, adding "all that matters is one thing, the transcript, and the transcript is perfect."

The US leader's remarks came after new transcripts from two other national officials emerged on Thursday, amid allegations that he pressured Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelenskiy to investigate his political rivals.

Trump 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 a phone call. Hunter Biden was on the board of a Ukrainian gas company between 2014 and 2019.

Speaking about China, the US President denied he had decided to lift tariffs on Chinese goods, despite officials on both sides suggested that Washington and Beijing had reached an agreement, earlier on Thursday.

"China would like to get somewhat of a rollback, not a complete rollback because they know I won't do it," he added.

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US President Donald Trump called the House Democrats' impeachment inquiry was a "hoax" that was "just like the Russian witch hunt," while speaking to the press in Washington DC, on Friday.

Trump added that he was not concerned about the testimony revealed in the inquiry.

"I'm not concerned about anything, the testimony has all been fine," he told reporters, adding "all that matters is one thing, the transcript, and the transcript is perfect."

The US leader's remarks came after new transcripts from two other national officials emerged on Thursday, amid allegations that he pressured Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelenskiy to investigate his political rivals.

Trump 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 a phone call. Hunter Biden was on the board of a Ukrainian gas company between 2014 and 2019.

Speaking about China, the US President denied he had decided to lift tariffs on Chinese goods, despite officials on both sides suggested that Washington and Beijing had reached an agreement, earlier on Thursday.

"China would like to get somewhat of a rollback, not a complete rollback because they know I won't do it," he added.

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