Liberals are furious over this…
President Trump answered questions regarding reports that a whistleblower complaint may have accused him of wrongdoing related to a July phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.
Trump reportedly has been accused of asking Ukraine’s leader multiple times to work with Rudy Giuliani in investigating former Vice President Joe Biden’s son, and using military aid as leverage. Trump denied making any improper requests.
“I said absolutely nothing wrong; it was perfect,” Trump said outside the White House before departing for Houston. “There was no quid pro quo, there was nothing,” he later added.
Trump accused Biden of being dishonest in claiming that he never spoke to his son about his business dealings with a Ukrainian energy company.
“And now he made a lie when he said he never spoke to his son,” Trump said Sunday. “Of course you spoke to your son!”
When asked about why he delayed military aid to Ukraine, Trump said it had nothing to do with the Biden family.
“Because I want Germany, and I want France, and I want the European Union to put up money,” Trump said. “And I didn’t delay anything. We paid the military aid to the best of my knowledge.”
Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., doubted that Trump’s conversation with Zelenskiy was innocent.
“Well if that’s the case, then why doesn’t the president simply release the transcript of that call?” Schiff said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
“If the president is essentially withholding military aid at the same time that he is trying to browbeat a foreign leader into doing something illicit … then that may be the only remedy that is coequal to the evil that that conduct represents.”
Giuliani has acknowledged that he was involved in investigating Hunter Biden, but claimed that his original goal was to investigate ties between Ukraine and Democrats related to the 2016 election.
“What they’re trying to say is I went there on a political mission to get Joe Biden in trouble,” Giuliani told “Fox News Sunday,” calling such a claim “ridiculous.”
Giuliani said that the suspicion of Biden’s wrongdoing related to his son’s case was “inextricably linked” to what he had already been investigating related to the Democratic Party.
“This is going to get bigger and bigger, and everything I say I can prove,” Giuliani said.
Trump said he would be amenable to Giuliani discussing the matter before Congress.
“I would have no problem,” the president said. “Rudy’s a straight shooter, and Rudy wants to see the same thing as a lot of other people when it comes to Ukraine.”