Goldberg: Ukraine-Biden whistleblower affair shows what Team Trump thinks of us

President Donald Trump right meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Osaka Japan Friday

Declassified whistleblower complaint released: White House wanted ‘lock down’ of Trump’s Ukrainian call records

Government spokesman Steffen Seibert declined Friday to comment directly on the rough transcript of a phone conversation released by the White House in which Trump tells Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy that "Germany does nearly nothing for you, all they do is talk".

Three people familiar with the matter confirmed that Pence's attendance had been requested at Zelensky's inauguration and that his office had looked at dates for a visit to Kiev.

According to the complaint, Volker helped organize meetings with Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani and Ukrainian officials. He didn't indicate whether the White House warned him that his comments would be released. And as I've said before, we do things well here: We make things, and we grow things. He insists that, in spring 2016, he strong-armed Ukraine to fire its chief prosecutor exclusively because Biden believed that official was corrupt and inept, not because the Ukrainian was investigating a natural gas company, Burisma Holdings, that hired Biden's son, Hunter, into a lucrative job.

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The Javelin missiles were also cited during Trump's call with Zelensky - just before Trump brought up the DNC server.

In a separate interview in Kiev, Pavlo Klimkin, Ukraine's ex-foreign minister, told Reuters he and others were surprised by the White House's decision to release confidential details of Trump's call with Zelenskiy. There couldn't have been since the Ukrainians weren't even aware that aid was being reviewed until a month after the call. When asked if it was appropriate to have his personal attorney, former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, involved in government business, Trump went on a rant about how he was looking into the origins of 2016 Russian collusion investigation.

Okay, so this is the story that got the House Democrats in an impeachment frenzy again. "He's done an incredible job always being out front as a loyal soldier to the president, without ever taking a bullet himself".

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The whistleblower complaint labels Giuliani as "central figure" in the controversy.

Hostin disagreed, saying that she "didn't read it as a joke at all;" instead, she felt that Schiff, a former prosecutor, was comparing the call to "when a mafia don says, 'I'm asking you for a favor".

If Trump and Pence were both convicted in a Senate impeachment trial for their roles in the scandal, Speaker Nancy Pelosi would ascend to the presidency. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) said in a statement.

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Himes said the committee wants to know why a private citizen was conducting foreign policy and talking to foreign leaders on behalf of the president. "You have to be exceedingly guarded". When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.

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