"No quid pro quo, there was nothing," Trump told reporters about the call. "It was a perfect conversation."
The phone call, which is reportedly part of a whistleblower complaint, has ignited a political maelstrom in Washington.
Because the conversation between the leaders occurred while Ukraine was still awaiting $250 million in U.S. military aid, critics have raised the possibility that Trump was attempting a quid pro quo arrangement.
Trump's admission prompted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to issue a warning to the White House: Hand over the secret whistleblower complaint by Thursday, when the
The sweeping, cinematic fantasy saga "Game of Thrones" was expected to conquer the 71st Emmy Awards on Sunday night.
But the big winner of the night turned out to be "Fleabag," an edgy and decidedly small-scale portrait of a self-destructive young British woman.
The two shows nabbed the top honors, capping off a three-hour, host-free telecast that largely avoided political humor and kept the focus on what one presenter called the "platinum age" of American television.
Those efforts come even while President Donald Trump, fighting for another term, continues to downplay the risk posed by foreign interference in U.S. elections.
As campaigns work to safeguard their websites, databases and email systems, the federal government has been providing defensive briefings to all the Democratic campaigns that will take them, U.S. and campaign officials tell NBC News.