During a lunch with Republicans senators yesterday, Vice President Mike Pence had a piece of advice for the lawmakers in the room who have struggled with a viable defense strategy: Read the transcript.
The Vice President urged the lawmakers in the room to point out that the Trump administration has provided Ukraine with lethal aid and he advised them to simply refer back to the transcript when facing questions about the president’s conduct.
The advice is not new and comes as some senators have complained to the White House that they need a better defense strategy. It’s unclear if what he said yesterday will be sufficient.
Remember: The White House released a transcript of the July call, but it's only a rough log and not a word-for-word readout. The rough transcript shows Trump repeatedly pushed Ukraine's president to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter.