Skip to comments.Trump: Reports Of Alleged Improper Conversation With Foreign Leader Are 'Ridiculous'
Posted on 09/20/2019 1:16:18 PM PDT by Red Badger
Updated at 2:11 p.m. ET
President Trump blamed "a political hack job" for reports that a whistleblower has charged he had an improper conversation with a foreign leader.
The Washington Post on Friday reported that the conversation in question involves Ukraine.
Trump dismissed the reporting as a "ridiculous story" and said he did not know the identity of the whistleblower, "but I hear it's a partisan person."
Trump said it was a "totally appropriate conversation. It was actually a beautiful conversation," although he did not specify with whom.
Asked if he mentioned former vice president and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden in the conversation, Trump said, "Somebody ought to look into Joe Biden's statement because it's disgraceful."
Trump alleged that Biden "talked [about] billions of dollars that he's not giving to a certain country unless a certain prosecutor was taken off the case."
Trump supporters have alleged that Biden, while in office, urged the firing of a Ukrainian prosecutor who was allegedly looking into son Hunter Biden's business dealings.
The younger Biden joined the board of a Ukrainian gas company, Burisma, in 2014.
Biden's campaign has so far not commented on the row over the intelligence community whistleblower, which has mushroomed after the IC's top watchdog told House lawmakers on Thursday he would not reveal the details about it.
The Ukraine connection and other aspects of the story are so far unverified by officialdom.
Trump addressed the story on Friday when he took questions from reporters in the Oval Office prior to a meeting with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
Trump said of the whistleblower's report, which is not public or in the hands of Congress: "Everybody's read it; they laughed at it. It's another media disaster, and the media has lost so much credibility in this country."
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said on Friday that the reports of what she labeled "a reliable" whistleblower complaint "raise grave, urgent concerns for our national security. We must be sure that the President and his Administration are conducting our national security and foreign policy in the best interest of the American people, not the President's personal interest."
Her statement added that the administration's blocking of Acting DNI Joseph Maguire from providing Congress with the complaint "violates the federal statute, which unequivocally states that the DNI 'shall' provide Congress this information. If the President has done what has been alleged, then he is stepping into a dangerous minefield with serious repercussions for his Administration and our democracy."
Except ... the MSM won’t talk about Biden. They will talk about Trump trying to use a foreign country to destroy a political enemy.
L M A O....
Democrats are RIDICULOUS...and so are the stupid RINO that do not stand with the Party they are suppose to belong to...they make me sick..and I trash every request for donation from them...
DEMOCRATS ARE DESPERATE, and SCARED and I love it...love to watch them cry on live television...
Pray daily for the safety of our POTUS, AND VP OF THE U.S....I fear for them and wonder can we trust the Secret Service...
No, Trump supporters aren't "alleging" anything. We've got the video.
Exactly, so fire up the Twitter machine, Mr President! I bet he has lots of juicy tidbits loaded and ready to go!
Biden hasn’t commented because this story is all about his dirty corruption.
Why were we telling Ukraine to fire a prosecutor? Duh.
>>> Trump supporters have alleged that Biden, while in office, urged the firing of a Ukrainian prosecutor who was allegedly looking into son Hunter Biden’s business dealings.<<<
Trump supporters have alleged?? There is video of Plugs bragging about it! Journalism is dead.
Beto says we’re going to take your guns.
NYT publishes a sensational LIE.
Pete’s got a monster in his town saving jars.
Joe Biden can’t think.
Illegals are raping children.
Iran (Democrats) didn’t get the response they wanted.
Fauxcohantis draws 20,000? to a 10,000 capacity venue.
Nadler and his committee gets sht on by Corey.
NEW LINE OF ATTACK TIME
They’re trying to start up Russian Collusion Part II.
Yup. PDJT's going to ride this horse all over the rodeo.
ALLEGED????? WTH BIDEN SAID IT HIMSELF IN PUBLIC.
Unsurprisingly NPR has no comments section.
PDJT doesn’t have to defend his conversations with foreign governments, that’s a major part of why we elect a president to talk with foreign governments.
and an ‘anonymous’ allegation isn’t even worth a response
Joe and Hunter-gate.
If it’s wrong for Trump to ask for help with an election, then what made it right for zero and hos cohort hillary? THAT is the point of the tidbit slipping out.
he had an improper conversation with a foreign leader.
= = =
He talked to Pelosi
and some MSM folks . . .
He must have not been ‘improper’ enough. They are still hare.
They are still hare.
They are not ‘hare’ (a jackrabbit), but ‘here.
Isnt it hilarious how the commie media works..Barack Obama begged Ukraine to dig up info on Manafort and Trump and not a peep from the media, in fact they said it was all good because hey if Ukraine has the goods on Trump it should come out..yet supposedly President Trump said “Hey Ukraine, if Biden did something illegal we should know about it” and its OMG OMG IMPEACH IMPEACH LOL Trump is totally clowning with these buffoons
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