Donald Trump Asked Ukrainian President to Work With AG Barr to Dig Up Dirt On Joe Biden
Type: Abuse of PowerSep 25 2019 Severity: Targeted: Joe BidenAbout: Ukraine
Donald Trump implicitly threatened to withhold hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars in aid to the Ukrainian people unless the President of the country agreed to work with Attorney General Bill Bar to dig up dirt on Vice President Joe Biden and his son. Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to reopen a widely discredited investigation into Joe Biden's son and also brought up a conspiracy theory that claims Hillary Clinton's email server was in Ukraine during the talk before reminding him how much money the US gives his country.
Quote | The implicit threat of withholding millions in aid if he didn't was palpable.
“There’s a lot of talk about Biden’s son, that Biden stopped the prosecution and a lot of people want to find out about that so whatever you can do with the attorney general would be great.”
Targeted by Trump