Read the CAUTION note at the bottom of page one of the alleged Trump Zelenskyy phone conversation from the White House. Based on the note of caution and the content, there is no reason to believe that this document reflects the conversation. Where is the recording? Even in the 1960s and 70s there were recordings!
“CAUTION: A Memorandum of a Telephone Conversation (TELCON) is not a verbatim transcript of a discussion. The text in this document records the notes and recollections of Situation Room Duty Officers and NSC policy staff assigned to listen and memorialize the conversation in written form as the conversation takes place. A number of factors can affect the accuracy of the record, including poor telecommunications connections and variations in accent and/or interpretation. The word “inaudible” is used to indicate portions of a conversation that the notetaker was unable to hear.”
A terrible part of this is that Trump may have put words in the mouth of another world leader. It makes President Zelenskyy looks like the comedian that he is or that he is playing Trump (or that he is idiotic). Update note: Turns out that Trump was extorting Ukraine’s President: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2019/09/25/apparent-shakedown-trump-withheld-400-million-in-aid-to-ukraine-days-before-the-july-call-to-ukraines-president/
The above is from the White House web site. Link to VOA news copy of the document here: https://media.voltron.voanews.com/Drupal/01live-166/documents/2019-09/Unclassified09.2019.pdf