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 TrumpVenezuela judge orders prison time for 6 American oil executives Trump says he'll leave White House if Biden declared winner of Electoral College The Memo: Biden faces tough road on pledge to heal nation 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 PelosiGovernors take heat for violating their own coronavirus restrictions Spending deal clears obstacle in shutdown fight Ocasio-Cortez, Cruz trade jabs over COVID-19 relief: People 'going hungry as you tweet from' vacation 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.