Sen. Chris Coons, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told MSNBC’s David Gura that he believes Trump must release the transcript of the call with the Ukrainian president that is said to be the subject of a whistleblower complaint. He also said that President Trump's allegation that Joe Biden's son profited off a corrupt business deal in Ukraine is a "baseless allegation" like Hillary Clinton's emails.
"My gut reaction is 'here we go again.' In the 2016 campaign, President Trump repeated baseless allegations about Hillary's emails over and over and over, to the point where the average voter couldn't really tell you what it was actually about, but they just had the vague impression that something inappropriate had happened," Coons said about Trump's accusation. "That is exactly what President Trump is trying to do here, and I hope that both the media won't take the bait and simply repeat these baseless allegations."