Trump says both Ukraine and China should investigate Biden

Democratic leaders have elected to move forward with an "official impeachment inquiry" into Trump, escalating a saga the president blasted Wednesday as "bullshit".

"China should start an investigation into the Bidens", said Mr Trump in remarks to reporters outside the White House.

Key Trump ally Rudy Giuliani was subpoenaed by House Democrats in their impeachment inquiry into the president's actions to encourage Ukraine to investigate 2020 democratic rival Joe Biden.

"If they were honest about it they would start a very simple investigation on the Bidens", he then said of Ukraine.

The texts were reportedly exchanged days prior to the White House releasing roughly $400 million in US military assistance to Ukraine to combat Russia and Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine.

"Let me make something 100% clear to the American public and anyone running for public office: It is illegal for any person to solicit, accept, or receive anything of value from a foreign national in connection with a US election".

The president earlier Thursday retweeted an NBC News report scrutinizing a 2013 trip Biden took to China in which his son accompanied him on the official visit. "They should investigate the Bidens".

So, first Trump denied asking Ukraine to interfere in the USA presidential election, then he released a transcript of his call showing that he asked Ukraine to interfere in the us presidential election, then he said it was perfectly normal and fine, and now he's expanding that request to China. "And by the way, likewise, China should start an investigation into the Bidens because what happened in China is just about as bad as Ukraine".

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Biden communications director and deputy campaign manager Kate Bedingfield called it "a grotesque choice of lies over truth and self over the country".

"You're not going to destroy me", he said.

The younger Biden sat on the board the Ukrainian energy company Burisma from 2014 to 2019 and he is still active with an investment company in China, Boah Harvest RST, which reportedly invested in surveillance technology used to spy on Muslims in the country.

Volker resigned on Friday after being asked to testify to Congress about the whistleblower complaint that describes how Trump in a July 25 phone call repeatedly prodded Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy for an investigation of Biden and his son Hunter, while his administration delayed the release of military aid to help Ukraine fight Russia-backed separatists.

President Donald Trump is calling on China to probe former Vice-President Joe Biden.

US President Donald Trump responds to questions on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington.

Trump has sought, without evidence, to implicate Biden and his son Hunter in the kind of corruption that has long plagued Ukraine.

Trump, in appearances in the Oval Office and a joint press conference with the president of Finland, displayed an unusual show of anger as he defended what he has called his "perfect" phone call with Zelenskiy and decried the impeachment inquiry.

  • Sonia Alvarado