Cook Report editor: Ukraine transcript won't move 'malleable voters' on Trump

Cook Report editor: Ukraine transcript won't move 'malleable voters' on Trump
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The founder and editor of the Cook Political Report said the much-anticipated partial transcript of President TrumpDonald John TrumpDem senator says Zelensky was 'feeling the pressure' to probe Bidens 2020 Dems slam Trump decision on West Bank settlements Trump calls latest impeachment hearings 'a great day for Republicans' MORE's conversation with the Ukrainian president released by the White House Wednesday "will not move malleable voters."

Charlie Cook posted to Twitter, saying he was "underwhelmed" when reading the memo and did not expect it to change voters' minds.

"After the build-up, it was not much more inappropriate said than we hear from him in a typical week," Cook said. "This will not move malleable voters."


The release marked as a "memorandum" by the administration detailed a conversation between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in which Trump asked Zelensky to "look into" Biden's participation in the firing of a Ukrainian prosecutor. 

Multiple reports found Trump withheld military aid from Ukraine days before this conversation, sparking the question of whether the Biden investigation ask was a quid pro quo.

Reports of the phone call pushed Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOvernight Health Care: GOP senator says drug price action unlikely this year | House panel weighs ban on flavored e-cigs | New York sues Juul Five things to know about Tuesday's impeachment hearings McConnell hopes Senate impeachment trial 'not too lengthy a process' MORE (D-Calif.) to open an official impeachment inquiry on Trump on Tuesday.

The phone call is part of a larger whistleblower complaint that the Trump administration has thus far refused to release to Congress.