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Romney Says Trump Ukraine Call ‘Troubling’

Sep 25, 2019, 10:25 AM | Updated: Jun 8, 2022, 5:01 pm

FILE: Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)...

FILE: Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

(Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (AP) – Utah Sen. Mitt Romney says that he has read the rough transcript of the call between President Donald Trump and the Ukrainian president and finds it “deeply troubling.”

Asked whether what he saw in the rough transcript amounted to direct quid pro quo, Romney said that “if the president of the United States asks or presses the leader of a foreign country to carry out an investigation of a political nature, that’s troubling.”

Romney was the 2012 Republican presidential candidate. He spoke Wednesday at The Atlantic Festival in Washington shortly after the White House released its rough transcript of the July call between Trump and the newly elected Ukrainian leader.

Read the White House-released summary of Trump’s call with the Ukraine president.

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Romney Says Trump Ukraine Call ‘Troubling’