"President Trump then released security assistance to Ukraine and met with President Zelensky in September 2019 - all without Ukraine taking any action to investigate President Trump's political rival", the report claims.
On Monday, TIME released an edited transcript of an wide-ranging interview Zelenskiy had with its reporters, as well as journalists from France's Le Monde, Der Spiegel of Germany and Poland's Gazeta Wyborcza.
"It's not about a quid pro quo". That's not my thing.
Far from exonerating Trump, that sounded like the Ukrainian president was criticizing Trump for withholding USA military aid for our vulnerable ally.
The scandal centres around a phone conversation on July 25 in which the Republican leader is suspected of putting pressure on Ukraine to launch investigations against former Democratic vice president Joe Biden and his son Hunter, who worked for a Ukrainian gas company.
The allegation against Trump is central to an impeachment probe against the USA president, who is seeking reelection next year. But you have to understand. "That's not my thing", Ukraine's president, Volodymyr Zelensky, said in some of his most pointed comments to date on the ongoing impeachment saga. So he said he wasn't aware of or concerned with any alleged quid pro quo - he was concerned about his nation's ability to defend itself.
"I think both Russian Federation and Ukraine meddled in the 2016 election", Kennedy said. John Kennedy (R-LA) last week who he thought was responsible for hacking the emails of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Hillary Clinton's campaign, Kennedy refused to say definitely whether Russian Federation or Ukraine was responsible. Those disagreements set in motion the whistleblower complaint, which Democrats used "to fulfill their yearsold obsession with removing President Trump from office", they said.
When pressed on whether he believes that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election, CNN reported Tuesday afternoon that Graham told reporters that he doubts Ukraine was behind the hacking of the DNC and Clinton email computers. Everyone hears that signal.
"When America says, for instance, that Ukraine is a corrupt country, that is the hardest of signals", Zelensky said. "But that signal from them is very important", Zelensky explained.
"The Ukrainian president came out and said very strongly that President Trump did absolutely nothing wrong, that should be case over", he said.