Former Special Counsel Ken Starr said on Tuesday that the White House should not rush to release a transcript of President Donald Trump’s phone call with the Ukrainian president that triggered a whistleblower complaint and led House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to formally announce an impeachment inquiry into Trump.
“I don’t think there should be a rush,” Starr said about the release. “There are dangers, the precedent of any president making public transcripts of confidential conversations.”
Starr also said that communications between leaders are “sensitive” and suggested getting the Senate Intelligence Committee involved in any release.
Trump released a transcript of the phone call on Wednesday to show that he had not threatened to withhold aid or pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate Joe Biden’s involvement in getting a prosecutor in that country fired in 2016.
The prosecutor happened to be investigating an energy company that employed Biden’s son.
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