Please note: that a similar question was asked two years ago , however none of the answers (including one entered today) actually answered the specific question of whether an actual voice recording is made and preserved. Please see my comments to Jonathan as to specifically why the other answers DO NOT address the question.
The significance of the question has to do with the accuracy and credibility of evidence that may be used in an impeachment proceeding. For example, if the TELECON of the Trump-Zalenskyy were to be entered as evidence, one might expect a prudent lawyer to attempt to impeach that document based on the Caution notation at the bottom of the page.
So I ask the question again:
The "transcript" of the President's call here carries the notation: "A Memorandum of a Telephone Conversation.· (TELCON) is not a verbatim transcript of a discussion. The text in this document records the notes and recollections of Situation Room Duty Officers and-NSC policy staff assigned to listen and memorialize the conversation in written form as the conversation takes place."
Would there be an actual voice recording of presidential calls, that would serve as a the basis of verbatim transcript?
And if not, any reports on why not?