McConnell says he hasn’t discussed Ukraine call with Trump

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said he hasn’t discussed the Ukraine phone call at the center of the House impeachment inquiry with President Trump.

“We have not had any conversations on this subject,” McConnell said Tuesday during a weekly press conference.

McConnell’s comments appear to contradict Trump, who earlier this month said that the GOP leader had told him the phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was “innocent” and “perfect.”{mosads}

When asked if the president was lying, McConnell demurred and directed reporters to speak with the president. 
“You’d have to ask him. I don’t recall any conversations with the president about that phone call,” McConnell said. 
Trump’s call with Zelensky has helped fuel the House Democratic impeachment inquiry. Trump, according to a partial transcript released by the White House, urged Zelensky to work with his personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, to “look into” former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden. 
Trump told reporters earlier this month that he had spoken with McConnell about the Ukraine phone call. 
“He put out a statement that said that was the most innocent phone call he’s read. And I spoke to him about it, too,” Trump said at the time.
“He read my phone call with the President of Ukraine. Mitch McConnell, he said, ‘That was the most innocent phone call that I’ve read.’ I mean, give me a break,” Trump continued. “Anybody that reads it says the same thing. And the only people that don’t understand it is when they look at the false, fabricated, fraudulent statement made by Shifty Schiff.”
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