Trump wants meeting with Whistleblower accusing president of pressuring Ukraine’s leader

Published: Sep 30, 2019, 3:37 am IST

Washington, Sep 30 (UNI) US President Donald Trump said on Monday that he wanted to meet with the person, who accused him of pressuring Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy during phone talk.

“Like every American, I deserve to meet my accuser, especially when this accuser, the so-called “Whistleblower,” represented a perfect conversation with a foreign leader in a totally inaccurate and fraudulent way,” Trump said on Twitter.

Trump has become embroiled in a political scandal after a US government whistleblower claimed the president had pressured Zelenskyy during a July phone call to look into a case that could potentially tarnish the political image of his main Democratic opponent, Joe Biden, in the 2020 presidential race.

On Wednesday, the White House unclassified an unredacted transcript of the conversation in question, which confirmed that Zelenskyy had promised Trump to look into the Biden case.

The US Democrats have launched impeachment proceedings against Trump, saying he sought to pressure a foreign government into assisting his re-election campaign. Trump denies any wrongdoing and has accused Democrats of launching another “witch hunt” against him.