The suggestion that Trump asked Ukraine's president to consider prosecuting the son of a Democratic…
- Clinton tweeted that Trump was ‘again’ asking a foreign country to help him win an election
- She was responding to a report that the president pressed his Ukrainian counterpart to investigate Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden
- The president reportedly asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky eight times in a July phone call to probe alleged misconduct by the former VP
- Joe Biden, who is running against Trump, used the threat of canceling U.S. loan guarantees to pressure Ukraine into firing its top prosecutor in 2016
- One beneficiary was his son Hunter, who sat on the board of an oligarch-owned energy company the prosecutor was investigating
- Clinton tied Trump’s push in July to Democrats’ claim that he colluded with Russia to beat her in 2016, a hypothesis debunked by a special counsel report
Hillary Clinton pounced Friday on news that Donald Trump may have asked his Ukrainian counterpart to investigate alleged corruption by former Vice President Joe Biden‘s son Hunter Biden, drawing a parallel with many Democrats’ long-held belief that the president sought help from Russia to defeat her in 2016.
‘The president asked a foreign power to help him win an election,’ Clinton tweeted. ‘Again.’
The suggestion that Trump asked Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelensky to consider prosecuting the son of a Democratic White House rival has roiled Washington for the past two days.
Trump pressed Zelensky at least eight times during a July phone call to probe Hunter Biden’s activities, according to a source who told The Wall Street Journal that he suggested working with his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani.
Joe Biden has maintained front-runner status throughout the Democratic presidential primary season.