"Biden himself admitted exerting pressure in his speech at the Council of Foreign Relations in January 2018, calling Shokin "son of a bitch who was fired", Derkach said. "And we can not let him get away with it".
Trump publicly encouraged the Chinese to investigate Hunter Biden's dealings in Beijing last Friday. In October 2000, for example, Donald Trump announced the creation of a presidential exploratory committee as a candidate of the Reform Party. She said she is now considering voting for Biden in the Democratic primary.
"It's ironic to hear President Trump talk about his work fighting against corruption, because he essentially shut down these very clear-cut initiatives that have been endorsed the world over, that are not radical by any stretch of the imagination", said Isabel Munilla of Oxfam America.
Pillsbury said he spoke with Trump just before he went on his trip to China last month, but he said the president didn't ask him to raise Biden to Chinese officials. Trump says there was no quid pro quo and that his only desire is to combat corruption.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A retiring Republican senator who's being closely watched for his view on President Donald Trump's potential impeachment strengthened his stance against Democrats' investigation of the president on Wednesday.
The July call is central to the impeachment inquiry, and embarrassed Zelenskiy because it showed him as eager to please Trump and critical of European partners whose support he needs to strengthen Ukraine's economy and to end the conflict with Russian Federation.
With Trump vehemently arguing that the Dems are cooking up trumped up charges against him in a nasty eight page denouement of the Dems conduct on Tuesday, the unrelenting Dems want to hold the President responsible for pressing Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate Biden and his son at a time when United States military aid to Ukraine had been suspended.
Without a vote to initiate an inquiry by the full House, argued White House counsel Pat Cipollone, there is no impeachment inquiry the administration is bound to respect. Multiple Democratic members and aides over the past several days have told CNN that this stonewalling by the White House could end up bolstering their case for impeachment, and embolden Democrats' charges that the President is obstructing proceedings.
He also laid details alleged Biden wrongdoing regarding high-ranking officials in Ukraine and urged viewers not just to keep an eye on China but Romania as well.
Before Biden had concluded in New Hampshire, Trump retorted via Twitter.
"I did nothing wrong", Trump wrote. Stop stonewalling the Congress. Honor your oath. Trump has claimed the company was based in Ukraine, but it is based in the US and company co-founder Dmitri Alperovitch is a Russian-born USA citizen.
"Most everything I learned was already public or well-known", he said.
"This isn't a game. That's what it's all about", Biden said.
Biden came out swinging in Rochester, N.H. He slammed Trump for "lies and distortions and smears" against him and his family, saying the president is trying to "undermine my candidacy for the nomination and the presidency, if I'm the nominee". So what did they try to do?