Monday, 14 October, 2019

Goldberg: Ukraine-Biden whistleblower affair shows what Team Trump thinks of us

Declassified whistleblower complaint released: White House wanted ‘lock down’ of Trump’s Ukrainian call records Whitmer says Congress should investigate Trump’s conversation with Ukraine
Laverne Griffith | 28 September, 2019, 02:43

Others were previously obscure bureaucrats: Kurt Volker, T. Ulrich Brechbuhl, Gordon Sondland, Joseph Maguire, Michael Atkinson.

US President Donald Trump paused Friday morning from fighting his potential impeachment and delivered a surprise spelling lecture to the United States, in a tweet richly layered with mistakes and irony.

In fact, the New York Review of Books reported Wednesday that the effort to dig up dirt on the Bidens in Ukraine began as a search for evidence to discredit the Russian Federation probe and help find a rationale for pardoning former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. He's become Trump's most visible defender and attack dog.

Harris said that while an investigation into the complaint "needs to have integrity", she later added, "I don't think that it has to go on for months in order for us to reach a conclusion".

The partial transcript revealed that Trump asked Zelensky to work with Attorney General Bill Barr to "get to the bottom of it".


The former governor of Texas is now Trump's low-profile energy secretary. Giuliani claimed he was unaware that Zelensky and Trump had brought his name up. The July 25 call is now at the center of a U.S.

Pence told reporters after the meeting that he had not discussed Biden with Zelensky, but he said he had relayed Trump's "great concerns about issues of corruption".

Volker is a career USA diplomat who started in the Reagan administration and rose to become US ambassador to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation under President George W. Bush.

Sondland is founder and chairman of Provenance Hotels.

It is the stated national security goal of the U.S.to support Ukraine in this war.


The career diplomat served as US ambassador to Ukraine from 2016 to 2019.

US stocks held solid gains Wednesday afternoon as investors keyed in on a news conference between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

The canceled Pence trip was listed among several moves taken by Trump that may have been part of "an overall effort to pressure the Ukrainian leadership". "As I remember, it was a clear fact that Trump wants to meet only if Biden case will be included", Leshchenko told ABC.

Maguire received a whistle-blower report from his inspector general on August 26. White House officials told the whistleblower that "this was "not the first time" under this Administration that a Presidential transcript was placed into this codeword-level system exclusively for the objective of protecting politically sensitive - rather than national security sensitive - information", the complaint said. That decision was the subject of a House Intelligence Committee hearing Wednesday.

"Is he in the Department of Justice?"


The whistleblower said in the complaint that Giuliani traveled to Spain in early August to meet with one of Zelenskiy's advisers and that US officials characterized the meeting to the whistleblower as a "direct follow-up" to Trump's call. And Democrats will have nothing to show for their two-year House majority other than political games while blasting a booming economy that they're trying to destroy with far-left economic policies from their favorite mixologist, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

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