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The Pentagon clarifies that none of its workers heard the call between Trump and Zelenski

October 3, 2019

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 (Reuters / EP) –

The US Department of Defense has clarified on Thursday that none of its workers heard the telephone conversation held in July by the US president, Donald Trump, and his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodimir Zelenski, key to Democratic investigations into a possible process of ' impeachment '.

The US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, acknowledged this week that “he was on that call,” in which Trump openly urged Zelenski to promote an investigation into alleged abuses that the president attributes to Joe Biden, former vice president and favorite in the primaries of the Democratic Party.

Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman has said that no one from this department was listening to the conversation. In statements to the media, he pointed out that the office of the Department's attorney general has ordered that all documents on Ukraine be cataloged and reviewed and has recognized the interest Congress may have in a possible investigation by the Inspector General.

Trump has insisted this Thursday on his call to Ukraine to investigate Biden and his son, manager of an energy company, and has also extended this message to China. Despite criticism from the opposition, the president says he did nothing wrong and denounces a “witch hunt.”