"Every leader bears his share of responsibility not only for the destiny of his own country but for the whole world, " said Zelenskiy, who at one point held up a bullet to decry violence and made references to the classic World War I novels "All Quiet on the Western Front" and "A Farewell to Arms". The determination was made based on the elements of the allegation, and there was no consideration of the department's policy that a sitting president can not be indicted, the official said.
"The president has not spoken with the attorney general about having Ukraine investigate anything relating to former Vice President Biden or his son".
Those statements and others in a July 25 phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky were so concerning that the intelligence community inspector general thought them a possible violation of campaign finance law. The aid package had significant bipartisan backing and lawmakers, both Republicans and Democrats, were concerned about the president's decision to suspend the payment.
Entangled in U.S. scandal, Ukraine's leader speaks at the UN
Schiff noted that after Zelenskiy expressed the need for further weapons, Trump tells him that "he has a favor to ask". House Speaker Nancy Pelosi , D-Calif., is expected to announce a formal House impeachment inquiry later Tuesday.
Ukraine's president Volodymyr Zelensky and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump have at least one thing in common - both were political novices before being elected.
Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the US House of Representatives, on Tuesday launched impeachment proceedings against Trump amid questions about whether the president used his nation's foreign policy for personal political gain, bringing Ukraine-US relations under the spotlight. "The actions of the Trump presidency revealed dishonorable facts of the president's betrayal of his oath of office, betrayal of national security and betrayal of the integrity of our elections". The phone call came days after Trump ordered advisers to freeze $400 million in military aid for Ukraine, prompting speculation that he was holding up the money as leverage for information on Biden. The server, they say Ukraine has it.
The U.S. President says Kyiv does not "know either what the big deal is". (He did not tell the audience about his son's role.) Conservatives claim Biden obstructed justice to protect his son - who enriched himself using his father's prestige.
Raonic loses to Zverev; Team Europe wins Laver Cup
Fritz had earlier put Team World to within touching distance of a shock success with a 7-5, 6-7 (3/7), 10-5 win over Thiem. The event, sanctioned by the men's ATP tour for the first time this year, will be staged in Boston in 2020.
The memo, released on September 25, reveals that Trump wanted Ukraine to work with his lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, and the US attorney general, to investigate unsubstantiated allegations that Biden sought to interfere with a Ukrainian prosecutor's investigation of his son, Hunter.
"We are nearly ready to buy more Javelins from the United States for defense purposes", Zelenskiy said, according to a summary of the call released by the Trump administration on Wednesday. I would like to have the Attorney General call you or your people and I would like you to get to the bottom of it. "They should, a flawless call - got them by surprise!"
'Media is lying' about Amazon devastation, says Brazil's Bolsonaro
Speaking at the UN General Assembly, Mr Bolsonaro criticised what he described as sensational reporting in the global media. Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has insisted that the Brazilian areas of the Amazon rainforest are sovereign territory.