Text messages detail Trump pressure on Ukraine (ASL - 10.4.19)

Text messages detail Trump pressure on Ukraine (ASL - 10.4.19)

Posted on 10/05/2019


On Thursday, text messages were released showing the extent to which U.S. diplomats pressured Ukraine to investigate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

Trump's former special envoy to Ukraine, Kurt Volker, released text messages exchanged with a Ukrainian aide to President Volodymyr Zelensky.

The text messages, sent before the July 25 call at the center of the impeachment inquiry, provided a tangible link between the call, and Trump's request that Ukraine investigate his political interests.

Trump posted a tweet saying that he has the "absolute right" as president to ask other countries to investigate "corruption."

He also told reporters at the White House that China should also launch an investigation into Joe and Hunter Biden.

There is no evidence of wrongdoing by the Bidens.

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