Chad ChevannesAccording to the Washington Post, Nancy Pelosi (D-calif.) reports that President Trump may have pressured a foreign leader to investigate former Vice President and potential campaign rival, Joe Biden and his family.
More interest has shifted in the democratic caucus as an influx of house democrats begin to back the impeachment of the president.
Pelosi has been unwilling to support the incrimination and impeachment of Trump despite the immense pressure from the party’s liberal structure and many current 2020 democratic presidential candidates.
However, Trump has refused that he has used foreign aid as leverage, although earlier this week Trump did affirm that he withheld assistance to Ukraine.
In a conference in New York at the U.N President Trump said, “there was no quid pro quo” and that “no pressure was applied”
According to the New Your Times president trump said on Tuesday that he would release the transcript of his July phone call with the Ukrainian president.
However, it is not under his control to release such information. The whistle blower complaint that was filed on trump by a U.S official.
According to the Washington Post the whistleblower wrote in a complaint on august 12th and the House Intelligence committee discharged the documents. Within the complaint the whistleblower states that “in the course of my official duties, I have received information from multiple U.S governmental officials that the President of the United States is using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country in the 2020 U.S election.”
These documents were directed to the head of the house and senate intelligence committees this morning.
During the phone call with the Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelensky, President Trump asked for an investigation on Joe Biden, who is currently seeking the democratic nomination for the 2020 election.
Trump also offered his help to enlist Barr’s help along with mentioning a possible visit to the White House according to a rough transcript of the phone call.