Trump calls for China to investigate Bidens

Trump calls for China to investigate Bidens

Trump calls for China to investigate Bidens

Less than a week before Portman's call to Trump, The Washington Post, in an editorial, said that Trump was trying to force Ukraine into intervening in the 2020 USA presidential election.

He later alleged without evidence that China had a "sweetheart deal" on trade with the U.S. because of the Bidens.

The president said that China should start an investigation of the Bidens, alleging that "what happened to China is just about as bad as what happened with Ukraine". His comment that China should to do the same comes as Washington and Beijing are engaged in a trade war that is weighing on the global economy.

Sondland, a hotelier and Republican megadonor, contributed over $1 million to the president's inaugural committee before eventually being nominated and confirmed to the top role as the United States representative to the European Union.

A U.S. intelligence officer's whistleblower complaint about the impropriety of Mr Trump's actions, and a White House record of the call, both released last week, drove Democrats to open the impeachment investigation, alleging that the president betrayed his oath of office and jeopardised national security. Hunter Biden served on the board of a Ukrainian gas company at the same time his father was leading the Obama administration's diplomatic dealings with Kyiv.

The elder Biden said then and now that he's "never" talked to his son about his business dealings.

His comments came as Kurt Volker, who resigned last week as the Trump administration's special envoy for Ukraine, was being interviewed behind closed doors in front of three House committees, accelerating the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry.

"Russia, if youre listening, I hope youre able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing, Trump said at the time".

CNN will not air a Trump campaign ad that both attacks the network's own reporters and boosts President Donald Trump's false claims about 2020 candidate Joe Biden, a CNN spokesperson confirmed to TPM on Thursday.

It was unclear where the package originated, but it was in a White House envelope and included folders from Trump hotels, according to another person familiar with the briefing, a Democrat. Republicans, however, have shown little appetite for ousting him.

He asked whether she planned to hold a vote of the full House authorizing the inquiry, and whether the president's counsel would be allowed to attend all hearings and depositions.

"Not one thing he has said comports any of the Democrats' impeachment narrative". Trump said he'd not yet asked President Xi Jinping to intervene, as he did in a July 25 telephone conversation with Zelenskiy, a move at the center of impeachment proceedings because it could be found to violate US law forbidding the solicitation or acceptance of foreign assistance in an American election.

Meanwhile, a longtime U.S. diplomat who served Trump's special envoy for Ukraine appeared before congressional committee staff on Thursday as part of the inquiry.

US President Donald Trump responds to questions on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. The session began Thursday morning and appeared likely to last well into the afternoon.

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