Ukrainian official doubt on quid pro, quo claim

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The speaker of the house and the house minority leader at odds over whistleblower complaint; chief congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel reports from Capitol Hill.

An unnamed Ukrainian official said Kiev was not aware of the fact that the US suspended security means up to a month after President Trump’s call with his counterpart, Vladimir Zelensky, which calls into question the whistleblower’s account, and Democrats” arguments that it was a quid pro quo for the help.


The officials told the New York Times, that Zelensky government was not aware of in the help topic until a month after Trump’s 25. July call, where he and Biden discussed Joe and his son Hunter.

The whistleblower complaint alleged, citing U.S. officials, that the officials in Kiev were you aware that the military aid could be in danger at the beginning of August, but the whistleblower is not admitted to know “how or when they learned of it.”


The Republicans can seize on the apparent timeline inconsistencies and claim that if a quid pro quo was, for the approximately $391 million in frozen aid, Ukrainian officials would be known.

Zelensky, said earlier this week that he is investigating, never feel pressured by Trump to a three-piece. Trump said that he wanted to go, and that the country was the eradication of corruption prior to the deployment of funds.

Democrats insist that Trump was wrong, for a political opponent to a foreign leader is, and even if he does not explicitly claim that the allusions were there. Democrats also took issue with the complaint claim that Trump has his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani in the matter.

The whistleblower complaint, called Giuliani claims diplomats were dismayed about his role in Kiev is pushing to open an investigation on the three-piece.

According to the whistleblower complaint, which was from mid-may, the US diplomat Kurt Volker “contain the damage” of Giuliani offers of assistance to Ukraine.

But a July-19 text message call from Volker to Giuliani, provided by Fox News on Thursday, revealed that Volker had in fact encouraged to reach out to Giuliani, the Ukraine-also shipping Giuliani to connect a message, “you here with Andrei Yermak, which is very close to President Zelensky.”

Joseph Maguire, Deputy Director of national intelligence, said Thursday, “I do not Mean only the knowledge of what Mr Giuliani—I have to be honest—I get from the TV or the media. I’m not aware of what he does for the President.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., an official investigation was launched, whether the house should pursue the impeachment process, but Democrats have refused to hold a roll-to authorize call vote, the effort.

“Impeachment of a President means, of the cancellation of the results of the presidential election, which is the core act of the American democratic legitimacy,” The Wall Street Journal editorial page wrote on Friday. “If the Democrats are going to do this, you have a duty to stand up and be counted, in such a way that the public can check.”

Trump noted that the whistleblower had no first-hand knowledge of the alleged abuse.

“Who is the person that gave the whistleblower information? Because it is said in the proximity of a spy,” Trump. “You know, what do we do in the old days, if we were smart, right? The spies and betrayal? We used to treat it a little differently than we do now.”

The Los Angeles Times, retrieved, and released a recording in the president’s comments.

The Trump administration, according to reports, the placement transcripts of Trump began ‘s on the phone with several foreign heads of state and government in a high-level repository, classified according to leaking to the public the contents of the Trump to be disseminated’s private conversations with the leaders of Mexico and Australia in the year 2017.

The complaint stated that Trump has a “specific claim, that the Ukrainian leaders are looking for, and in turn, via the Server of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and tested by the US cybersecurity company CrowdStrike”, a requirement which is not published in the released transcript of the conversation, that of the trump administration on Tuesday with. Trump mentioned by CrowdStrike, but it is not the demand of the server.

In addition, the complaint Trump “suggested that the Lord wants to keep Zelensky said,” his current attorney General, a claim that is not supported by the Protocol.

CBS News reported late Thursday that the whistleblower claims complaint, incorrectly, that a State Department official was on the call with Zelensky.


The memo was not a copy of a “word-for-word,” but based on “notes and reminders”, one of which memorializing the call.

Stephanie Grisham, press Secretary of the White house, said, “Nothing has changed with the publication of this complaint.” The President “has nothing to hide.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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