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Mitt Romney Says Transcript Still 'Deeply Troubling'

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Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah (Stefani Reynolds/AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 25 September 2019 04:40 PM

Despite many Republicans denouncing the Ukraine-call transcript as falling short of an impeachment inquiry, Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, maintained its contents are still "deeply troubling," The Daily Caller reported.

"I did read the transcript; it remains troubling in the extreme," Romney told reporters, per the Caller. "It's deeply troubling. Clearly, what we've seen from the transcript itself is deeply troubling."

The White House released the full transcript of the call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday, a day before Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire is set to testify about a whistleblower's complaint allegedly connected to that call.

"There's a process the House is pursuing," Romney added, per the report. "The Senate is also looking at the testimony of the whistleblower."

The complaint alleges President Trump pressured Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter, potentially withholding $390 million in military aid before the call, according to reports.

Romney did not share the opinion of Republicans dismissing the contents of the transcript, having said this weekend a president calling a foreign power to investigate his political opponent "troubling in the extreme."

"If the President asked or pressured Ukraine's president to investigate his political rival, either directly or through his personal attorney, it would be troubling in the extreme," Romney tweeted Sunday. "Critical for the facts to come out."

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Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, maintained the contents of the transcript of President Donald Trump's call with the Ukrainian leader are still "deeply troubling," despite many Republicans denouncing it as falling short of an impeachment inquiry, according to The Daily Caller.
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Wednesday, 25 September 2019 04:40 PM
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