After reports of U.S. President Donald Trump’s pressure on the head of the Ukrainian state, Vladimir Zelensky, the U.S. presidential candidate and former vice president Joe Biden expressed the opinion that Trump’s behavior undermines national security and demeans The United States.
Former U.S. Vice President and current presidential candidate Joe Biden on Twitter called on President Donald Trump to publish a transcript of the recording of a phone conversation with his Ukrainian counterpart Vladimir Zelensky, in which he could speak about the pressure on the latter.
“If the reports are true, then there really are no limits to President Trump’s willingness to abuse his power and humiliate his country,” Biden wrote.
If these reports are true, then there is truly no bottom to President Trump’s willingness to abuse his power and abase our country. pic.twitter.com/PblNGDarXU
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) September 20, 2019
He stressed that Trump should immediately release the transcript of the call so that the American people can evaluate themselves and authorize the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to declassify the message.
“This behavior is particularly abhorrent because it exploits our nation’s foreign policy and undermines our national security for political purposes,” Biden added.
On September 9, U.S. House of Representatives Committees Committee swayed the U.S. House of Representatives, Eliot Engel, Adam Schiff and Elijah Cummings (all From the Democratic Party) announced the launch of an investigation into allegations of attempts by Trump, his lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, and others to pressure pressure The Ukrainian government in order to improve its position on the eve of the 2020 presidential campaign. They note that the Trump administration, forcing Kiev to “conduct two politically motivated investigations disguised as anti-corruption activities,” threatened to deny Ukraine military assistance.
The Washington Post and The New York Times wrote that it was about Trump’s conversation with Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky.
An intelligence official reported to management that one of the promises made from Trump’s mouth was alarming.
Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Vadim Pristaiko said that the conversation between Mr. Trump “was long, friendly and touched on many issues.” At the same time, the minister is convinced that there was no pressure on zelensky from Trump.
In June, Giuliani called on Ukraine’s President zelensky to launch an investigation into Possible Kiev’s interference in the 2016 U.S. election and the alleged bribery of former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden by Ukraine’s fifth president, Petro Poroshenko.