Russian Foreign Ministry representative Maria Zakharova commented on Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi's remarks about possible Russian "finger" in the latest Trump scandal.
Pelosi, the Democratic Party leader in the House of Representatives, told MSNBC broadcaster on Friday about an alleged 'Russian trail' in the recent scandal involving US President Donald Trump.
"Considering that it was Pelosi who caused the scandal surrounding the telephone conversation between the US and Ukrainian presidents, it follows from Pelosi's logic that there may be a 'Russian trail' in this matter," Zakharova wrote in his Facebook account.
Earlier, the Washington Post stated that Trump allegedly pressured Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelenski in a telephone conversation last July to investigate the ties of Hunter Biden – son of Joe Biden, Democratic presidential candidate in the 2020 elections – with a Ukrainian gas company called Burisma Group.
The Democratic Party has begun proceedings for a political trial against Trump on Tuesday, accusing him of pressuring Zelenski to undermine Joe Biden's candidacy in the 2020 elections.
The next day, the White House made public a transcript of the controversial phone call.
Trump asked Zelenski to investigate the resignation of Ukrainian Attorney General Victor Shokin, who in turn investigates Hunter Biden and the Burisma Group, in a case dating back to 2016.
Shokin himself said in an interview with strana.ua that Joe Biden also demanded from Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko to fire him, threatening to freeze a loan. Shokin was fired in March 2016.
After Shokin's resignation, all lawsuits against Burisma Group, the company Hunter Biden had been working with since 2014, were closed.
Hunter left Burisma Group in April 2019, the same month that Poroshenko lost the presidential elections in Ukraine.