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Trump Transcript Not A Transcript At All (but you knew that)

By October 31, 2019 No Comments
Photo: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
Photo: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

When he released a “transcript” of his July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, President Trump called it a “an exact word-for-word transcript of the conversation, taken by very talented stenographers.” Trump could not have been more explicit in his claim that the White House had, in full transparency, published a complete account of the call. “All you have to do is read what they wrote down, the stenographers,” Trump said later, “They wrote down an exact call.”

Guess what? It wasn’t.

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