Whistleblower claims that US president used his position to pressure foreign leaders to meddle in 2020 electionSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 1.57pm BST The whistleblower writes that Trump used his call with the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, to “advance his personal interests.”“Multiple White House officials with direct knowledge of the call informed me that, after an initial exchange of pleasantries, the President used the remainder of the call to advance his personal interests,” the whistleblower writes. 1.54pm BST The whistleblower said in the complaint that Trump has used the weight of his office to request that foreign powers interfere in the 2020 election.“In the course of my official duties, I have received information from multiple U.S. Government 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,” the whistleblower writes. Continue reading…
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Author : Joan E Greve in Washington
Publish date : 2019-09-26 12:57:55
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