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THE PRESIDENT SAID THAT CONVERSATION WAS TOTALLY APPROPRIATE. THAT CONVERSATION WAS TOTALLY APPROPRIATE. HALLIE JACKSON WITH TOTALLY APPROPRIATE. HALLIE JACKSON WITH DETAILS. HALLIE JACKSON WITH DETAILS.>>Reporter: PRESIDENT DETAILS.>>Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP NOW DEFYIANT AND>>Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP NOW DEFYIANT AND DISMISSIVE OF THE TRUMP NOW DEFYIANT AND DISMISSIVE OF THE COMPLAINT AGAINST HIM. DISMISSIVE OF THE COMPLAINT AGAINST HIM.>>RIDICULOUS STORY. COMPLAINT AGAINST HIM.>>RIDICULOUS STORY. IT’S A PARTISAN>>RIDICULOUS STORY. IT’S A PARTISAN WHISTLE BLOWER. IT’S A PARTISAN WHISTLE BLOWER. IT SHOULDN’T EVEN HAVE WHISTLE BLOWER. IT SHOULDN’T EVEN HAVE INFORMATION. IT SHOULDN’T EVEN HAVE INFORMATION. I DON’T KNOW THE INFORMATION. I DON’T KNOW THE IDENTITY OF THE I DON’T KNOW THE IDENTITY OF THE WHISTLE BLOWER. IDENTITY OF THE WHISTLE BLOWER. I HEAR IT’S A PARTISAN WHISTLE BLOWER. I HEAR IT’S A PARTISAN PERSON. I HEAR IT’S A PARTISAN PERSON.>>Reporter: LATE PERSON.>>Reporter: LATE TONIGHT, DETAILS ABOUT>>Reporter: LATE TONIGHT, DETAILS ABOUT WHAT IS IN THAT TONIGHT, DETAILS ABOUT WHAT IS IN THAT COMPLAINT WITH THE WHAT IS IN THAT COMPLAINT WITH THE WASHINGTON POST COMPLAINT WITH THE WASHINGTON POST REPORTING PRESIDENT WASHINGTON POST REPORTING PRESIDENT TRUMP IN A JULY CALL REPORTING PRESIDENT TRUMP IN A JULY CALL PRESSURED THE HEAD OF TRUMP IN A JULY CALL PRESSURED THE HEAD OF UKRAINE TO MORE PRESSURED THE HEAD OF UKRAINE TO MORE AGGRESSIVELY PURSUE AN UKRAINE TO MORE AGGRESSIVELY PURSUE AN INVESTIGATION INTO AGGRESSIVELY PURSUE AN INVESTIGATION INTO POLITICAL RIVAL JOE INVESTIGATION INTO POLITICAL RIVAL JOE BIDEN ACCORDING TO TWO POLITICAL RIVAL JOE BIDEN ACCORDING TO TWO PEOPLE FAMILIAR WITH BIDEN ACCORDING TO TWO PEOPLE FAMILIAR WITH THE MATTER. PEOPLE FAMILIAR WITH THE MATTER. ONE SOURCE INDICATED THE MATTER. ONE SOURCE INDICATED THERE WAS NOT AN ONE SOURCE INDICATED THERE WAS NOT AN EXPLICIT QUADE PROQUO THERE WAS NOT AN EXPLICIT QUADE PROQUO IN THE CALL. EXPLICIT QUADE PROQUO IN THE CALL. NBC NEWS HAS NOT IN THE CALL. NBC NEWS HAS NOT CONFIRMED THE REPORT. NBC NEWS HAS NOT CONFIRMED THE REPORT.>>I CAN SAY IT WAS A CONFIRMED THE REPORT.>>I CAN SAY IT WAS A TOTALLY APPROPRIATE>>I CAN SAY IT WAS A TOTALLY APPROPRIATE CONVERSATION. TOTALLY APPROPRIATE CONVERSATION. IT WAS ACTUALLY A CONVERSATION. IT WAS ACTUALLY A BEAUTIFUL IT WAS ACTUALLY A BEAUTIFUL CONVERSATION. BEAUTIFUL CONVERSATION.>>Reporter: BUT THE CONVERSATION.>>Reporter: BUT THE PRESIDENT TODAY WOULD>>Reporter: BUT THE PRESIDENT TODAY WOULD NOT SAY WHETHER HE PRESIDENT TODAY WOULD NOT SAY WHETHER HE BROUGHT UP THE BIDENS. NOT SAY WHETHER HE BROUGHT UP THE BIDENS.>>IT DOESN’T MATTER BROUGHT UP THE BIDENS.>>IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT I DISCUSS BUT>>IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT I DISCUSS BUT I’LL SAY SOMEBODY WHAT I DISCUSS BUT I’LL SAY SOMEBODY OUGHT TO LOOK INTO JOE I’LL SAY SOMEBODY OUGHT TO LOOK INTO JOE BIDEN’S STATEMENT OUGHT TO LOOK INTO JOE BIDEN’S STATEMENT BECAUSE IT WAS BIDEN’S STATEMENT BECAUSE IT WAS DISGRACEFUL. BECAUSE IT WAS DISGRACEFUL.>>Reporter: RUDY DISGRACEFUL.>>Reporter: RUDY GIULIANI SUGGEST BIDEN>>Reporter: RUDY GIULIANI SUGGEST BIDEN TRY TO STOP AN GIULIANI SUGGEST BIDEN TRY TO STOP AN INVESTIGATION INTO A TRY TO STOP AN INVESTIGATION INTO A UKRAINIAN COMPANY THAT INVESTIGATION INTO A UKRAINIAN COMPANY THAT NAMED HIS SON INTO THE UKRAINIAN COMPANY THAT NAMED HIS SON INTO THE BOARD DESPITE THE NAMED HIS SON INTO THE BOARD DESPITE THE EVIDENCE OF INNO BOARD DESPITE THE EVIDENCE OF INNO WRONGDOING. EVIDENCE OF INNO WRONGDOING.>>DID YOU ASK THE WRONGDOING.>>DID YOU ASK THE UKRAINE TO INVESTIGATE>>DID YOU ASK THE UKRAINE TO INVESTIGATE JOE BIDEN? UKRAINE TO INVESTIGATE JOE BIDEN?>>NO, ACTUALLY I JOE BIDEN?>>NO, ACTUALLY I DIDN’T.>>NO, ACTUALLY I DIDN’T.>>YOU DID ASK YOU DIDN’T.>>YOU DID ASK YOU CRANE –>>YOU DID ASK YOU CRANE — YOU CANE CRANE — YOU CANE IS. YOU CANE IS.>>THIS WAS ABOUT IS.>>THIS WAS ABOUT WRONGDOING, AND THE>>THIS WAS ABOUT WRONGDOING, AND THE IDEA OF THE COMPLAINT WRONGDOING, AND THE IDEA OF THE COMPLAINT INTENDED FOR CONGRESS IDEA OF THE COMPLAINT INTENDED FOR CONGRESS SHOULD INSTEAD END UP INTENDED FOR CONGRESS SHOULD INSTEAD END UP IN THE WHITE HOUSE IS SHOULD INSTEAD END UP IN THE WHITE HOUSE IS DISTURBING BEYOND IN THE WHITE HOUSE IS DISTURBING BEYOND BELIEF. DISTURBING BEYOND BELIEF.>>IN NEW STATEMENT BELIEF.>>IN NEW STATEMENT FORMER VICE PRESIDENT>>IN NEW STATEMENT FORMER VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN IS CALLING FORMER VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN IS CALLING THE WHITE HOUSE TO JOE BIDEN IS CALLING THE WHITE HOUSE TO RELEASE TRANSCRIPT OF THE WHITE HOUSE TO RELEASE TRANSCRIPT OF THE CALL IN QUESTION

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