President Trump announced Monday evening, Nov. 11, that he planned to release the transcript of his first call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.

“In order to continue being the most Transparent President in history, I will be releasing sometime this week the Transcript of the first, and therefore most important, phone call I had with the President of Ukraine. I am sure you will find it tantalizing!” he tweeted.

President Trump indicated last week that he was open to publicly releasing a transcript of his April call with Zelenskiy, telling reporters over the weekend it could be done Tuesday.

“They want to have a transcript of the other call, the second call, and I’m willing to provide that,” President Trump told reporters at Joint Base Andrews on Saturday. “You’ll read the second call, and you’ll tell me if there’s anything wrong with it.”

Trump spoke with Zelenskiy for the first time shortly after he was elected president of Ukraine in April.

The call preceded the July 25 phone conversation during which Trump asked Zelenskiy to pursue investigations into the 2016 hack of the Democratic National Committee server as well as former Vice President Joe Biden and his son’s business dealings in Ukraine.

The president’s announcement came just 30 minutes after he took direct aim at House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, who is spearheading the impeachment push at the direction of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

“Schiff is giving Republicans NO WITNESSES, NO LAWYER & NO DUE PROCESS! It is a totally one sided Witch Hunt. This can’t be making the Democrats look good. Such a farce!” he said.

House Democrats are investigating whether President Trump abused his office to press for investigations that could benefit him politically. President Trump has maintained he did nothing wrong on the call, describing it as “perfect.”

“Read the Transcript. It is PERFECT!” the president tweeted earlier Monday.

House Democrats have scheduled U.S. diplomat William Taylor for public testimony on Wednesday.

Public hearings with some of the House Democrats’ impeachment witnesses are scheduled to begin within the next week as well.

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