A senior Ukrainian official on Saturday defended President Trump's July telephone conversation with Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky, during which Trump told authorities in Kiev to investigate transactions in the Eastern European district by former Vice President Joe Biden's son.
"I know what the conversation was about and I think there was no pressure," Foreign Minister Vadim Prystayko told Hromadske media. "There was talk, the talks are different. The leaders have the right to discuss any existing issues. This conversation was long, friendly and concerned with many questions, sometimes requiring serious answers."
Zelensky's cabinet did not comment on the allegations. Trump and Zelensky are expected to meet in person at the United Nations General Assembly in New York next week.
The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday that Trump repeatedly wanted Zelensky to investigate Hunter Biden, who had ties to a natural gas company that
Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, suggests Joe Biden, the current chairman of the Democratic nominee, worked while he was vice president to protect his son's company from investigation.
"President Trump is interested, his advisor Giuliani, newspapers, Democrats, Republicans are interested in whether pressure has been placed on Ukraine," Pristayko said during the same interview. "I mean, we are an independent state, we have our own secrets." he once spoke with Hunter about his business in Ukraine and called President Trump's actions "excessive abuse of power."
"Trump does this because he knows I'm going to beat him like a drum and he uses the abuse of power and everyone an element of the Presidency trying to do something to smear me, " Biden told reporters in Iowa on Saturday.
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"Now that the Democrats and the fake news media have gone through" piercing "all the rest of their witch-hunting schemes, they are trying. If you start one as ridiculous as the others, call it a witch hunt in Ukraine, such as at the same time, you're trying to protect the drowsy Joe Biden, "Trump said.
The False News Media does not want to report that "Joe Biden [demanded] that the Ukrainian government is firing a prosecutor investigating his son, or they will not receive a very large amount of US Money," said the president.
"[So] they make up a story […] for me and a perfectly fine and routine conversation I had with the new president of Ukraine. Nothing was said that was in any way wrong, but Biden's request, on the other hand, was a complete and total disaster, "Trump said.
Julian also sounded Saturday morning, tweeting:" Biden's defense is. I didn't, but "no media gives any credence to the story." Of course they didn't. Swamp Media has been hiding the Biden family's rough trade in Joe's offices for years. Joe is part of the protected class. Why would they start now?
Trump's call to Zelensky was reported to have triggered a complaint. that the House Democrat in the House says he is deliberately giving up Congress to defend the White House.
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Last week, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, calls on acting National Intelligence Director Joseph Maguire, claiming Maguire unlawfully denies "urgent" complaints to Congressional reporters.
Maguire is due to make a public statement to the commission Thursday.
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