New details have come out on the July phone call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.

According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also took part in Trump’s phone conversation with the Ukrainian President.

Trump’s phone call is at the core of a House of Representatives' impeachment inquiry against Trump.

A transcript released by the White House showed Trump had urged Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter.

Biden has emerged as a key Democratic rival in the 2020 presidential poll. Trump also asked Zelensky to speak with his lawyer, Rudy Giuliani.

The State Department did not respond to the reports on Pompeo.

Earlier, Pompeo was on record that he had not read the whistleblower's complaint in full. To the question, if his staff acted improperly Pompeo said: “Each of the actions that were undertaken by State Department officials was entirely appropriate.”

Trump also called Australian Prime Minister

Meanwhile, the latest Trump news said President Trump also spoke to Australia’s prime minister on phone recently and sought help relating to an investigation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe.

According to the New York Times, the transcript of the call with the Australian leader was kept confidential. It was restricted to a very small group of presidential aides.

The report sounded similarities with Trump’s controversial call with Ukrainian President that has triggered an impeachment inquiry on the President.

Meanwhile, Democratic lawmakers summoned records of communication from the president's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani.

Chairmen of key House of Representatives committees on Intelligence, Foreign Affairs, and Oversight sent the subpoena notice to Giuliani on Monday.

Giuliani had admitted asking Ukrainian officials to investigate Democratic rival, Joe Biden.

Trump's political rivals have accused the President of seeking foreign help to malign Biden and using military aid as a bargaining tool for political gains.

Meanwhile, Ukraine news quoting the country’s former prosecutor-general Yuriy Lutsenko said there was no reason to investigate Biden or his son Hunter Biden, who previously worked for a Ukrainian energy firm.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in New York
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in New York AFP / Bryan R. Smith

Biden ahead in North Carolina

Amidst the Ukraine controversy, at Democratic polls front, Joe Biden took an 11-point lead over his rival, Bernie Sanders in North Carolina. This was revealed in a High Point University poll released Monday.

The poll surveyed 348 North Carolina Democrats. Biden led with 31 percent support while Sanders finished with 20 percent. Elizabeth Warren was in the third position with 15 percent support.

Reports said despite Biden’s lead slipping in recent national and caucus polls, the former VP remains a big figure in the key battleground state.