President Trump informed Ukraine’s president that “lots of people wish to find out” concerning the actions of the former Vice President Joe Biden and his family in Ukraine and requested its leader to be in connection with lawyer Rudy Giuliani and Attorney General Bill Barr.
That is based on a briefing for correspondents in regards to the contents of the July 25 phone call, on Wednesday on the Justice Department.
The conversation raised interests by a whistleblower that Trump could have broken the law by asking for foreign assistance in the presidential campaign. However, the Justice Department concluded that based on the available evidence, prosecutors “didn’t and couldn’t make out a criminal operations finance violation.”
Under the law, a “thing of value” in the discussion must be in some way quantifiable, and the Justice Department could not find that right here, officials mentioned. Still, the official account of the phone conversation validates the kernel of the story that has carried Washington to a fever pitch over an impeachment inquiry toward Trump: The American president requested the Ukrainian president for assist with political ammunition against his potential 2020 election rival.
Zelenskiy informs Trump that he would appoint the next top prosecutor who may be liable for prosecuting corruption and that “she or he will look into the state of affairs, particularly to the company that you talked about on this issue.”
Trump then told the Ukrainian president that he would have Giuliani and Barr make contact with him and that “we will unravel it. I am positive you will figure it out.”
Trump, on his visit to the United Nations on Wednesday, scoffed that the Ukraine affair is a “witch hunt” and that Democrats are worried about being defeated in the 2020 election.
Trump pointed to what he knew as the successes of his first term, saying, “We have got the strongest economy we’ve ever had.”