Kiev: US Vice President Mike Pence said he does not object to the publication of transcripts of his telephone conversations with President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky.
He said this on Wednesday, Politico reports.
“I do not mind this (publishing transcripts of my own conversations with Zelensky - ed.). Now we are discussing this issue with the White House lawyer”, - said Pence.
At the same time, it is noted that the US vice president avoided answering the question of whether he knew about the intention of the head of the White House, Donald Trump, to ask Zelensky to investigate the situation around the Biden.
Pence himself stressed that he had never discussed with Zelensky an investigation about Biden.
“All I can tell you is that our internal discussions with the President (Zelensky - ed.) And our team, our contacts and my office with Ukraine dealt with issues of supporting Ukraine and the fight against corruption” - Pence said.
It was reported that last month in the United States it became known about a complaint from a U.S. intelligence spokesman that pointed to possible pressure from Donald Trump on the Ukrainian leadership to open a criminal investigation in Ukraine against Joe Biden’s family. The complaint was written after a telephone conversation between Presidents Trump and Zelensky on July 25.
This caused a resonance, after which the Democrats began a formal impeachment procedure for the US president. Its initiator was Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the House of Representatives of the US Congress.