1. Cutaway of President Donald Trump walking up to talk with reporters on the White House driveway
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President:
"I don't know those gentlemen. Now it is possible to have a picture with them because I have a picture with everybody. I have a picture with everybody here. But somebody said there may be a picture or something, we're at a fundraiser or somewhere. So, but I have pictures with everybody I happen. I don't know if there's anybody I don't have pictures. I don't know them I don't know about them, I don't know what they do but I don't know. Maybe they were clients of Rudy's. You'd have to ask Rudy. I just don't know."
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President:
"Then they're clients. I mean he's got a lot of clients. So I just don't know I haven't spoken to Rudy about it I don't know. I will say this from what I heard I just heard about this, they said We have nothing to do with it. We're totally, we have nothing to do with."
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President:
"President of Ukraine who frankly today was very good somewhere in Ukraine, I guess gave a news conference on unrelated things was asked the question and he said President Trump behaved in a perfectly fine manner. There was nothing wrong in any way shape or form. Something to that effect. So I appreciate that. But the president of Ukraine that should be case over."
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President:
"Well I don't know how you can impeach on a conversation with the president of a country, in this case Ukraine, which was a perfect conversation, where the president of Ukraine just said there was no pressure put on him whatsoever, that we had a absolutely perfect conversation. Then on top of that and maybe less importantly frankly, but on top of that we have a transcript of the conversation fortunately that's perfect."
10. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President:
"How many people can they talk to? We had a simple conversation. Everybody knows what the conversation was because I gave it immediately when I heard about it. The whistleblower who seems to be a Democrat that's involved with a lot of people, gave a false interpretation of the conversation, because we have the conversation."
12. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President:
"The President of Ukraine just said just now that the conversation was absolutely perfect, no problem. It was a very good conversation. So I don't know why they'd be calling Rick Perry. I don't know why they'd be calling all these people. It's a very bad situation for our country."
President Donald Trump says he doesn't know the two Florida businessmen associated with his personal lawyer who were charged with federal campaign finance violations.
The associates of Rudy Giuliani were arrested Wednesday on a four-count indictment that includes charges of conspiracy, making false statements to the Federal Election Commission and falsification of records.
Trump said Thursday that he hasn't spoken to Giuliani about the associates. He says, "We have nothing to do with it."
Trump made the comments on the White House South Lawn as he prepared to leave for a campaign rally in Minnesota.
The men had key roles in Giuliani's efforts to launch a Ukrainian corruption investigation against Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden and his son Hunter.
House Democrats have also subpoenaed the two associates of Giuliani, as part of their impeachment inquiry.
The subpoenas came hours after the two men were arrested for campaign finance violations.
And House Democrats subpoenaed Energy Secretary Rick Perry as part of their impeachment investigation into President Trump's dealings with Ukraine.
Trump has said Perry teed up the July 25 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.
A spokeswoman for Perry said he wanted Trump to speak on energy matters with the Ukrainian leader as part of U.S. efforts to boost Western energy ties to Eastern Europe.
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