Ukraine to Re-Investigate Burisma Holdings

The daylong session left uncertainties.

Rudy Giuliani said he is considering legal action against House Democrats, who have subpoenaed him for documents related to the whistleblower complaint against President Trump about a July phone call with the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.

Zelensky also said that the transcript of the conversation, released by the White House, is similar to Ukrainian version.

The whistle-blower complaint depicts Mr Volker as speaking with Mr Giuliani to "contain the damage" of the lawyer's meddling in Ukraine affairs.

Volker told investigators Thursday that he warned Giuliani not to rely on information coming from Ukraine's former top prosecutor, Yuri Lutsenko.

Ryaboshapka said the audit has been planned since he took office one month ago.

In an exchange on August 29, Yermak texts Volker, "Need to talk with you", and then sends a link to a Politico story headlined "Trump holds up Ukraine military aid meant to confront Russian Federation". That's when Trump asks him for a "favor", leading to his request about the Bidens.

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"With the hold (the delay in delivering the military aid), we have already shaken their faith in us", Taylor said in a text message to Gordon Sondland, the USA ambassador to the European Union.

The former envoy spent hours behind closed doors as lawmakers and staff pored through dozens of pages of text messages, photos and other correspondence during the interview, according to those familiar with the meeting. In Mr. Giuliani's view, she also had been an obstacle to efforts to push Ukraine to investigate Mr. Biden and his son Hunter.

"Once we have a date we will call for a press briefing, announcing upcoming visit and outlining vision for the reboot of US-UKRAINE relationship, including among other things Burisma and election meddling in investigations", Yermak wrote two weeks later. Though the timing raised concerns among anti-corruption advocates, there has been no evidence of wrongdoing by either the former vice president or his son.

Some of Trump's Republican allies have joined him in seeking to discredit Representative Adam Schiff, chairman of the House intelligence panel, after a New York Times report on Wednesday that the whistleblower had contacted the committee for advice on how to proceed.

Sasse's remarks came Thursday after Trump told reporters: "China should start an investigation into the Bidens".

That said, I find it disturbing that Trump was so careless in his phone call with the Ukrainian president. Released on October 1, the book climbed to no. 2 on Amazon's Best Sellers list by the second day, and nary a day has gone by since its release that Clinton hasn't been making headlines for one provocative thing or another that she's said in relation to her marriage, her 2016 presidential run, or that "corrupt human tornado" in office.

Trump asked Zelenskiy in a phone call to work with lawyer in case involving Joe Biden's son. Overnight, three House Democratic committee chairs released texts between State Department officials to show that the Trump administration leveraged aid and access to Ukraine in exchange for dirt on Burisma and by extension Hunter and Joe Biden. The announcement comes after Mr. Trump and senior members of his administration repeatedly urged Ukraine to investigate the Bidens' ties to the company.

  • Sonia Alvarado