AN impeachment inquiry has been trigged after the White House released details of a phone call between President Trump and his Ukrainian counterpart.
It revealed that Trump asked Volodymyr Zelensky on July 25 to investigate Democratic candidate Joe Biden, whose son worked for a Ukrainian gas firm.
Trump has denied withholding US military aid to Ukraine as leverage in a bid to smear his political rival, Biden.
The Trump-Ukraine phone call is part of a whistleblower’s complaint.
Reacting to the controversy on Wednesday morning at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, Mr Trump said it was the “single greatest witch hunt in American history,” the BBC reported
The Democratic leader of the House of Representatives, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, on Tuesday threw her weight behind an official impeachment inquiry into the president’s actions.
Trump promised that a “complete, fully declassified and unredacted transcript” of the July 25 call would be released, the BBC stated.