Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) believes the Trump administration should publish transcripts of presidential candidate Joe Biden’s phone calls following the impeachment of President Trump.
Cruz said it was good that President Trump published the content of his conversation with the Ukrainian government, where there was no pressure from the president, as members of the Democratic Party claimed.
This was stated by Cruz in an interview on CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Oct. 13.
Cruz also believes the same should hold true for the talks presidential candidate Joe Biden held with Ukraine.
“But I think- I think actually the administration should do the exact same thing for Joe Biden. That it should release the transcripts of Joe Biden’s conversations with Ukraine. Use the same standard for President Trump and Joe Biden and let the American people read the transcripts and decide,” concluded Cruz.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), many Democrats—and the media—said President Trump had threatened the Ukrainian president with not providing the financial aid he had previously promised. He also allegedly asked President Zelenskiy to investigate the business of former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden, in Ukraine.
However, impeachment of President Trump, promoted by the Democrats on the basis of the presidents’ conversation was unfounded, according to the published conversation.
On Sept. 25, the White House published a transcript of the telephone call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, to assist in the investigation into President Trump.
“Most people reading through that transcript are not going to find that an extremely compelling cause to throw out a president that won the election in 2016,” Democratic Party presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard told The Hill.
Biden confessed that as vice president of the United States he pressured Ukrainian President Petro Porochenko to fire Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin, who was investigating a corruption case at the country’s largest natural gas company, Burisma Holdings, in which his son Hunter Biden worked.
“If the prosecutor isn’t fired, you’re not getting the money,” Biden said, referring to the $1 billion the White House had promised him in loans. Biden’s action was videotaped.
The former vice president’s son was also involved in big business with Chinese companies, which could have generate conflicts of interest to his father’s presidential aspirations.
Hunter Biden, through his company Bohai Harvest RST, invested in an automotive company, mining companies, and technology companies, such as Didi Chuxing Technology, one of the largest road transport companies in the world after Uber, according to The Intercept.
Similarly, Bohai Harvest relies heavily on an international subsidiary of the state-owned Bank of China to finance its investments, The Intercept reported.