Published: Thu, November 21, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Volodymyr Zelensky says Ukraine getting ‘tired’ of Donald Trump scandal

Volodymyr Zelensky says Ukraine getting ‘tired’ of Donald Trump scandal

But Biden was representing the official position of the US government, a position that was also supported by other Western governments and many in Ukraine, who accused Shokin of being soft on corruption.

Speaking in an open deposition on November 15, former USA ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch told congressional investigators that there had been a coordinated smear campaign against her that involved Rudy Giuliani, Mr Trump's personal attorney and former Ukrainian prosecutor general Yuri Lutsenko that resulted in her recall from Kyiv in late April over claims that she was politically against the United States president and the shadow political efforts run by Mr Giuliani. She said her constituents have many concerns about the fact Biden "sat on the board of a corrupt company like Burisma".

Democrats say there may be grounds for impeachment in Trump's push for Ukraine's new leadership to investigate his Democratic rival and the 2016 US election as he withheld military assistance approved by Congress.

"All you had to do is go to Google and say 'Burisma, ' and Hunter Biden would have shown up", said Wallace.

"The former ambassador from the United States, the woman, was bad news, and the people she was dealing with in the Ukraine were bad news, so I just wanted to let you know that", the U.S. president told Mr Zelensky in their now infamous July 25 phone call, adding that [Mrs Yovanovitch] is "going to go through some things".

However, ultimately Zelensky did not make such a statement and got his phone call during which Trump asked him as a "favour" to investigate the Bidens. The issue was corruption, not Hunter Biden.

On September 21, members of U.S. Congress called on the Trump administration to provide the transcript of the U.S. president's conversation with Zelensky.

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A pair of White House officials testified during the House impeachment inquiry Tuesday that Hunter Biden's sweetheart gig on the board of directors of a Ukrainian energy giant while his father was vice president appeared to be a conflict of interest.

"I rejected the conspiracy theory that Vice President Biden would have been influenced in his duties as Vice President by money paid to his son", Volker testified. "I have known Vice President Biden for more than 24 years".

Corruption has continued to fester in Ukraine. When asked if any of those pertained to Burisma's legal woes, Ryaboshapka spilled some beans, revealing that the company's name, as well as that of the younger Biden, have popped up in "several" of those cases.

During his testimony, Volker said he saw Burisma and Biden as separate.

"I'm not aware of specific incidents, but my understanding is that it would not be out of the realm of the possible for Burisma", he said.

"In retrospect I should have seen that connection differently, and had I done so, I would have raised my own objections", Volker testified.

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