Trump was smashed in July and asked the Ukrainian president to investigate the son of Biden, which caused an uproar in the US political arena. Trump refutes the news that it is a political dark, and that Biden has pressured the prosecutor who asked the Ukrainian authorities to dismiss the investigation. What happened in the end?
Trump and Zelensky speak on the phone
The incident took place on July 25, when Trump was accused of calling the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy eight times to order him to investigate Biden’s son Hunter Biden. On the phone, Trump asked Zelensky and his private lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, to investigate the misconduct of Biden and his son.
The whistleblower broke the news
The incident was first reported by the US “Washington Post”, and the informant believed that Trump made an inappropriate commitment on a diplomatic call and decided to make a complaint. The report did not mention the country and content at first, but only learned that it was a foreign leader, but soon revealed that the other party was Ukrainian President Zelensky.
The monitoring intelligence agency was informed of the complaint on August 12, and Congress also learned about the matter. The Democratic Party began investigating the incident in early September.
What happened to Biden and Hunt?
During Biden’s appointment as Vice President of the United States in 2016, Hunter served as a director of the Ukrainian gas company Burisma, when he was referring to Hunter’s possible involvement in the investigation. Biden was accused of requiring the then Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to replace the supreme prosecutor, otherwise he set aside a $1 billion secured loan.
Trump and his private lawyer Giuliani were accused of investigating the case to master Biden’s black material. However, the prosecutor stated in May 2019 that there was no evidence that his father and son were engaged in illegal activities.
Alleged to exchange military aid for exchange
A group of Ukrainian military aid involving US$250 million was intercepted in the summer of 2019 and was not approved. Some Democrats questioned Trump’s deliberate delay in aid, which used this as a bargaining chip to force Ukrainian authorities to investigate.
This argument has not been confirmed, and the informant did not mention the issue of assistance in the telephone content.
Trump and Biden respond
Trump said that all this was a political darkness against him, and that he did not engage in any misconduct on the phone. Trump said the incident was a new round of witch hunting by the Democratic Party and the “fake news.”
Biden accused the incident of “clear corruption.” If it is true, Trump regards the government as a private political tool. There is no bottom line for abuse of power. Trump immediately discloses the full text of the relevant telephone call “to let the public judge.”
The severity of the incident
The key to the incident is whether Trump uses aid as a bargaining chip. Because if the incident was to collect the black material for attacking Biden, Trump actually used the power of diplomacy to help himself.
In the 2016 general election, Trump was accused of trying to reach out to Russian personnel and get black material against the Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, causing a dispute over the “Russian Gate”, which is similar to the nature of the event. . The Democratic Party will use this as an attack target and set off a new round of political turmoil.
On the other hand, if Biden’s son Hunter’s greed is on the surface, Biden needs to face the Republican challenge to clarify Hunter’s relationship with Ukrainian gas company and Hunter’s own interests.