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Whistle-Blower Fight Puts Focus on Trump Pressure on Ukraine

  • Trump pushed Ukraine’s president to investigate Biden’s son
  • President says conversation was ‘routine,’ ‘perfectly fine’
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President Donald Trump dismissed an intelligence community whistle-blower as “partisan.” Source: Bloomberg)
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The fight over a mysterious intelligence whistle-blower complaint is shining new attention on Democratic accusations that Donald Trump has improperly implored the Ukrainian government to investigate one of the president’s main political opponents -- Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden.

Trump held a phone call on July 25 with Ukraine’s new president, where he pressed Volodymyr Zelenskiy to investigate Biden’s son, according to a person familiar with the call. Ukraine’s foreign minister denied in an newspaper interview that Trump pressured Zelenskiy.