- Trump has made extraordinary requests to China and Ukraine to investigate Biden despite facing impeachment inquiry over similar discussions
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Echoing the argument that House minority leader Kevin McCarthy made earlier today, the White House plans to inform House speaker Nancy Pelosi that Donald Trump and his team don’t have to cooperate with the impeachment investigation until congress votes to formally approve the inquiry.
Another bit of late-breaking news from the New York Times.
The statement would have committed Ukraine to investigating the energy company Burisma, which had employed Hunter Biden, the younger son of former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. And it would have called for the Ukrainian government to look into what Mr. Trump and his allies believe was interference by Ukrainians in the 2016 election in the United States to benefit Hillary Clinton.
The idea behind the statement was to break the Ukrainians of their habit of promising American diplomats and leaders behind closed doors that they would look into matters and never follow through.