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Text messages Show US diplomats pushed for Ukranian Evaluation in exchange for Washington Trip

Last updated on October 4, 2019

Text messages involving US ambassadors along with a Ukrainian authorities aide reveal a meeting between Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky along with US President Donald Trump at Washington was connected to if Ukraine would explore what occurred in the 2016 US election.

The text messages have been published by the numerous US congressional committees. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff explained that the messages emphasize”what’s at stake” from the impeachment evaluation the US House of Representatives is top.

In a text message into Zelensky aide Andrey Yermak, Trump’s former envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker wrote: “Heard from White House–imagining President Z convinces Trump he’ll explore /’reach the bottom of exactly what happened’ in 2016, we’ll nail date for trip to Washington. Very good luck!”

The message came the dawn of a now-infamous telephone call between Trump and Zelensky on July 25.

The ambassador had resigned his position last week following that he had been appointed in that the whistleblower complaint, NBC reported.

A rebuilt transcript of this telephone call between the leaders had been published by the White House where Trump asks Zelensky to start looking into Biden quitting the prosecution. The lineup in the transcript is accompanied by ellipses along with his term is cut away.

However, Zelensky reacts to Trump the new prosecutor will check in the circumstance, according to the transcript.

President Trump suggested to pick any suitable dates. Thank you for the help!”

Volker’s texts also show that he’d consulted with President Trump’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani, to counsel on a Ukrainian announcement to be certain they advised that the Ukrainians properly on”what [Zelensky] ought to be saying”.

The announcement was discussed throughout the week of August 10. Messages between Volker along with the Gordon Sondland, the US ambassador to the European Union, reveal they discussed the feasibility of the Possible statement.

The wording contained announcing a goal to investigate”events and facts” such as the gasoline firm Burisma along with also the 2016 election. Biden’s son formerly served on the board of Burisma.

The US ambassador to Ukraine, Bill Taylor, afterward told Ambassador Sondland who”it is crazy to withhold safety support for help with a political campaign” after it appeared that the US was withholding military aid to Ukraine.

Sondland responded he thought Taylor was”wrong about President Trump’s goals”.