Trump Admits Discussing Biden In Phone Conversation With Ukraine’s President
President Donald Trump acknowledged discussing Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden during a phone call with the president of Ukraine, describing the conversation to reporters on Sunday as “largely congratulatory.” He insisted he had done nothing wrong, and that the whistleblower had raised a false alarm.
He explained that the phone call focused on corruption as a whole, but then alluded that he may have discussed Biden.
“It was largely the fact that we don’t want our people like Vice President Biden and his son [contributing] to the corruption already in the Ukraine,” Trump said.
Biden threatened to withhold $1 billion of U.S. exchange unless Ukraine fired their top prosecutor, who was, at the time, allegedly investigating the gas company Burisma holdings. Biden’s son, Hunter, joined Burisma’s board of directors in 2014, so his father’s threat was viewed by some as a means of protecting his son.