On September 23, Former Vice- President Joe Biden, who is running against Donald Trump in the upcoming 2020 general elections, has asked for an investigation concerning reports that President Donald Trump pressurized the Ukrainian President to investigate Biden and his son. During his campaign in Iowa, Biden seemed agitated at the reports and stated to international media that “this appears to be overwhelming abuse of power”. He further added,
“To get on the phone with a foreign leader who is looking for help from the United States and ask about me and imply things … this is outrageous,”.
Joe Biden in his campaign claimed that Trump is using such means because he is well aware that “I will beat him like a drum and is using the abuse of power and every element of the presidency to try to do something to smear me,” Trump's telephonic conversation with Ukraine’s President on July 25 is at the centre of an escalating fight over an informant's complaint apparently concerning the US President’s dealing with Ukraine that the administration has declined to give Congress. The international media, however, reported that Trump repeatedly asked the Ukraine President to call an investigation against Biden.
The investigation was regarding unconfirmed charges that while Biden held the position of Vice President, he threatened to withhold US aid unless the prosecutor examining the case of the gas company in which Biden’s son was involved was fired. Biden, on the other hand, agreed to withhold the US power unless the prosecution lawyer was fired. A similar demand was made by the US government, the European Union and other international institutions for his alleged inability to pursue corruption cases.
The media reports about the phone call have escalated requests by Democratic legislators for the House of Representatives to dispatch arraignment procedures against Trump, and have raised the discussion to a major campaign issue. Donald Trump has dismissed any claims of wrongdoing. In a series of tweets posted on Twitter, he said that conversation with Zelenskiy was normal and routine. He accused the Fake news media and their accomplice, Democratic Party of staying away from Biden’s allegations.
..Breaking News: The Ukrainian Government just said they weren’t pressured at all during the “nice” call. Sleepy Joe Biden, on the other hand, forced a tough prosecutor out from investigating his son’s company by threat of not giving big dollars to Ukraine. That’s the real story!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 23, 2019
Now the Fake News Media says I “pressured the Ukrainian President at least 8 times during my telephone call with him.” This supposedly comes from a so-called “whistleblower” who they say doesn’t even have a first hand account of what was said. More Democrat/Crooked Media con.....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 23, 2019
...The Fake News Media nowadays not only doesn’t check for the accuracy of the facts, they knowingly make up the facts. They even make up sources in order to protect their partners, the Democrats. It is so wrong, but they don’t even care anymore. They have gone totally CRAZY!!!!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 22, 2019
“Ukraine Foreign Minister disputes reports of any pressure from Trump. This conversation was long, friendly, and it touched on many questions.” @NBCNews Correct. If your looking for something done wrong, just look at the tape of Sleepy Joe. He is being protected by the Media!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 21, 2019