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Texts Show U.S. Diplomats Sought Biden Probe on Trump’s Behalf

  • Messages suggest Ukraine would comply for White House visit
  • Volker says he hoped Ukraine could change Giuliani’s views
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President Donald Trump says Chinese President Xi Jinping should consider investigating Joe Biden.Source: Bloomberg)
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Two top American diplomats helped craft a proposed announcement by Ukraine’s leader that his government would investigate the issues raised by President Donald Trump’s allegations of wrongdoing by Joe Biden and his son, according to documents released by House Democrats.

President Volodymyr Zelenskiy never delivered the statement that the diplomats proposed in early September. But text messages disclosed late Thursday show that Kurt Volker, the former envoy for Ukraine, coordinated with the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland, on the draft that was held out as a way to smooth strained relations with Trump.