13:00 03.10.2019 (updated 13:01 03.10.2019) Short URL
US President Donald Trump said on Thursday he would like Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky to investigate the activities of former US Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter.
Trump said Ukraine "should investigate the Biden family's activities," adding that China has already started such investigations, without giving details on what investigations Beijing was conducting.
"I would tell President Zelensky that in his place I would start conducting an investigation against the Biden," Trump told reporters.
Asked if he asked China to conduct an investigation against the Biden family, Trump said he did not make this request but pointed out that "it is worth starting to think about it."
US Congress is investigating the allegation that Trump has asked a favor from Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky to help investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden, who worked for a Ukrainian gas company. .
Democrats accuse Donald Trump of endangering national security and the integrity of the presidential election. The talk with Zelensky came shortly after the US freezed nearly $ 400 million in aid to Ukraine, prompting accusations that Trump used the cut to politically favor himself in the 2020 presidential election.
The case led House of Representatives Democrat Nancy Pelosi to accept Trump's impeachment request. The House has a Democratic majority, but the US Senate today has a majority of Republicans.
Trump released the transcript of his conversation with Zelensky and denied any wrongdoing, calling the Democrats' impeachment investigation a further political witch hunt aimed at reversing the outcome of the 2016 US presidential election.
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