Skip to comments.Ukraine minister denies Trump put pressure on Zelenskiy during call: report
Posted on 09/21/2019 11:35:41 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
KIEV (Reuters) Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko on Saturday denied suggestions U.S. President Donald Trump had put pressure on Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelenskiy during a phone call in July.
In an interview with media outlet Hromadske, Prystaiko said Ukraine was an independent state and would not take sides in U.S. politics even if in theory the country was in a position to do so. He added that Kiev appreciated the assistance it received from Washington.
On Friday reports by U.S. media outlets said Trump repeatedly pressured Ukraines president to investigate Joe Biden, one of Trumps chief political rivals, in a July phone call.
The call featured in a classified whistleblower complaint that has sparked a political battle between Democrats warning of a national security threat and Republicans turning it into an attack on Biden, a frontrunner in the field of Democrats seeking to challenge Trump in the 2020 presidential election.
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Trump is trolling the media, Fun to watch.........
*Awesome* to watch! :-D
The Ukrainian guy is obviously lying.
SC all over again.
Rachel Maddow, is that you?
Maybe the Ukrainian spokesmen are like Rod Rosenstein... playing it both ways, trying to see which way the wind is blowing for the 2020 election. From a purely selfish point of view, it wouldn’t do to diss Biden if he’s going to be the next President.
I’m not talking ethics here; just short term, unprincipled self-interest. And the Ukraine is famously corrupt.
Sure, if “by their fruits ye shall know them,” Joe and Hunter are obviously corrupt. A know-nothing coke-head gets a very high paying position in businesses he knows nothing about (Gas in the Ukraine, tech investments in China), coincidentally where his father has prominent political visibility. But, from the viewpoint of the bribing countries, you have to roll with the times. Like, say, Rod Rosenstein. (That opportunistic scumbag).
You should go out with a real man like me, that might change your mind.
Good that Ukraine came out and denied the crazy Dem accusations about Trump.
The media will resist the TRUTH which is Ukraine started the investigation and turned information over to the US.
Yes he did.
Time for the President to talk about Nancys little fruit farms.
I know what the conversation was about and I think there was no pressure, Prystaiko said. This conversation was long, friendly, and it touched on many questions, sometimes requiring serious answers.
Ukrainian government officials tried to help Hillary Clinton and undermine Trump by publicly questioning his fitness for office. They also disseminated documents implicating a top Trump aide in corruption and suggested they were investigating the matter, only to back away after the election. And they helped Clinton's allies research damaging information on Trump and his advisers, a Politico investigation found.
Ukrainian efforts to sabotage Trump backfire - POLITICO - 01/11/2017
the Ukrainian Embassy in Washington says a Democratic National Committee (DNC) insider during the 2016 election solicited dirt on Donald Trump's campaign chairman and even tried to enlist the country's president to help.
In written answers to questions, Ambassador Valeriy Chaly's office says DNC contractor Alexandra Chalupa sought information from the Ukrainian government on Paul Manafort's dealings inside the country in hopes of forcing the issue before Congress.
Chalupa later tried to arrange for Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to comment on Manafort's Russian ties on a U.S. visit during the 2016 campaign, the ambassador said.
Chaly says that, at the time of the contacts in 2016, the embassy knew Chalupa primarily as a Ukrainian American activist and learned only later of her ties to the DNC.
Ukrainian Embassy confirms DNC contractor solicited Trump dirt in 2016
By John Solomon -- 05/02/19
Victoria Nuland, Alexandra Chalupa, Ukrainian Ties & the Steele Dossier
March 9, 2018 by Jeff Carlson
Good Chalupa / DNC timeline and associations. Chalupa got over $400,000 from the DNC.
Chalupa like at Taco Bell?
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