Trump–Ukraine scandal

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A request by U.S. President Trump (right) to Ukrainian President Zelensky (left) to investigate Joe Biden and his son sparked the controversy.

The Trump–Ukraine controversy is an ongoing political scandal in the United States.[1]

In October 2019, whistleblower reports revealed that U.S. President Donald Trump, his lawyer Rudy Giuliani and top Trump administration officials asked the government of Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden – Trump's possible opponent in the 2020 presidential election – and his son Hunter Biden, reportedly in exchange for U.S. military aid to Ukraine.[2] The complaint raised concerns that Trump is asking for foreign countries to interfere the 2020 presidential election.[3]

The controversy led to an impeachment inquiry against Trump.[4] Because of the scandal, Trump was formally impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives on December 18, 2019.

References[change | change source]

  1. Savage, Charlie; Williams, Josh (October 4, 2019). "Read the Text Messages Between U.S. and Ukrainian Officials". The New York Times. Archived from the original on October 11, 2019. Retrieved October 5, 2019. A newly released set of text exchanges revealed details about President Trump's efforts to use American foreign policy to benefit himself.
  2. Barrett, Devlin (September 26, 2019). "Whistleblower claimed Trump abused his office and that White House officials tried to cover it up". The Washington Post. Archived from the original on September 26, 2019. Retrieved September 29, 2019.
  3. Fandos, Nicholas (September 24, 2019). "Nancy Pelosi Announces Formal Impeachment Inquiry of Trump". The New York Times. Archived from the original on September 24, 2019. Retrieved September 29, 2019.