‘Whatever you can do’: Call transcript shows Trump asked Ukraine president to look into Joe Biden’s son Why has it taken so long for Democrats to begin impeachment proceedings against Trump? Read the unclassified memo: Trump’s call with the Ukrainian president The White House argues that Trump “did not mention Rudy Giuliani or Vice President Biden until after President Zelenskyy had raised Giuliani first.” But the email glosses over the fact that Trump did mention Biden of his own accord.The White House also claims in the email that “the real scandal” is about leaks in the run-up to the release of the rough transcript. And the email claims that the whistleblower complaint “was handled absolutely by the book and it was properly determined that no further action should be taken.”Democrats have maintained that a quid pro quo is not necessary for the president’s conduct to be impeachable. They have also pressed for the White House to release the whistleblower complaint to the House and Senate intelligence committees, for the whistleblower to be allowed to testify and for Barr to recuse himself until the matter is resolved. In the hours after the release Wednesday of the rough transcript of President Donald Trump’s July phone call with Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelensky, the White House circulated an email with proposed talking points for Trump’s defenders.Unfortunately for the White House, the email was mistakenly sent to not only Republicans but also Democratic lawmakers and their staffs.The message, titled, “What you need to know: President Trump’s call with President Zelenskyy,” was quickly recalled — but not before Democrats took to Twitter to ridicule the White House over the error.“I would like to thank @WhiteHouse for sending me their talking points on how best to spin the disastrous Trump/Zelensky call in Trump’s favor,” Rep. Brendan Boyle, D-Pa., said in a tweet. “However, I will not be using their spin and will instead stick with the truth. But thanks though.”I would like to thank @WhiteHouse for sending me their talking points on how best to spin the disastrous Trump/Zelensky call in Trump’s favor. However, I will not be using their spin and will instead stick with the truth. But thanks though.— US Rep Brendan Boyle (@RepBrendanBoyle) September 25, 2019Another Democratic lawmaker, Rep. Bill Pascrell, N.J., shared the full talking points in a tweet, calling them “complete Orwellian lies and toxic trash.”Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.“But maybe you’d like to read them to appreciate their corruption! Hazmat suit possibly required,” he said.Several Democratic Hill staffers said they had received the talking points as well as a follow-up email recalling the message.The trump White House just accidentally sent our office their talking points for deflecting trump’s treachery. They’re complete Orwellian lies and toxic trash, but maybe you’d like to read them to appreciate their corruption! Hazmat ☢️ suit possibly required. pic.twitter.com/twcYGkcO7h— Bill Pascrell, Jr. (@BillPascrell) September 25, 2019According to the rough transcript of the call, Trump repeatedly said Zelensky should work with Attorney General William Barr or Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani. Giuliani had separately pressed Ukrainian officials to investigate the conduct of former vice president Joe Biden.Among the talking points distributed by the White House is the claim that there was no quid pro quo and that “what the President actually talked about was entirely proper.”Related
But he said some professions could see numbers reduce, as artificial intelligence takes on some of the role performed by doctors and scientists.“Ultimately, we may not need as many brainiacs as in the past, because of the advances we are seeing,” he said.The expert in cardiology, genetics and digital medicine, has written on the use of wireless and smartphone technology in healthcare, and led a multi-million dollar US research programme focusing on harnessing technology and data to provide more precise, tailored patient treatment. Dr Topol said advances in technology meant patients would increasingly be monitored with sensors.His review, which reports in July will look at how the NHS can pioneer modern treatments and embarce innovation and technology.Tens of thousands of staff will be trained as a result of the plans, health officials said.Dr Topol said said the workforce would need to change to make best use of technology, requiring an expansion in the number of data scientists, who can map the information about patients. Physical GP consultations may become less commonCredit:Andrew Matthews /PA Virtual consultations with doctors could be more common than seeing medics in person within a decade, the man leading a review of NHS technology has said.Genetist Dr Eric Topol has been commissioned by the Health Secretary to examine the NHS approach to genomics, robotics and artifical intelligence.And he said remote monitoring of conditions, online consultations and telemedicine is set to become the norm within a decade – predicting they will soon outnumber face-to-face consultations.The US medic said the use of artificial intelligence could mean fewer doctors are needed in some areas.“Over the next decade we expect to see more and more remote monitoring of conditions and more virtual consultationsm,” he said.“I wouldn’t be surprised if the numbers overtake the number of physical visits within a decade.” He said: “While it’s hard to predict the future, we know artificial intelligence, digital medicine and genomics will have an enormous impact for improving the efficiency and precision in healthcare. Our review will focus on the extraordinary opportunities to leverage these technologies for the healthcare workforce and power a sustainable and vibrant NHS.”Jeremy Hunt said: “Every week we hear about exciting new developments surfacing in the NHS which could help provide answers to some of our greatest challenges such as cancer or chronic illness. These give us a glimpse of what the future of the whole NHS could be, which is why in the year of the NHS’ 70th birthday I want to empower staff to offer patients modern healthcare more widely and more quickly. “I’m delighted that Dr Topol is kicking off this review – ensuring the NHS is at the forefront of life-saving, life-changing care across the globe for decades to come.”The review will examine new technology to help patients self-manage diabetes occurring during pregnancy.Currently patients need to measure glucose levels up to six times per day, record results in a paper diary and visit hospital every two to four weeks.But a new smartphone app with a Bluetooth-enabled blood glucose meter has been developed to offer real-time management of this type of diabetes and reduce the need for clinical visits by patients.Staff are trained to interpret data on the app and use it to message patients directly so they can self-manage the condition.The review team will submit a final report by the end of the year. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.