Saturday 14 December 2019
Home      All news      Contact us      India
business-standard - 27 days ago

Trump aide curbed access to Ukraine call, fearing fallout

A top US official restricted access to the summary of Donald Trump s Ukraine call that triggered an impeachment probe, fearing it would damage the president, testimony released Saturday showed. White House Ukraine expert Timothy Morrison told House investigators he knew immediately how sensitive the call was when he heard Trump press Ukraine s President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate former US vice president Joe Biden. I recommended... that we restrict access to the package, said Morrison, who left the National Security Council the day before testifying. The conversation, which took place on July 25 while the White House was withholding military aid to Ukraine, is central to the House impeachment inquiry into Trump. Democrats leading the probe say the call summary shows the president abused his office by bullying a vulnerable ally into interfering on his behalf in the 2020 US election. The testimony released today shows that President Trump s July 25 phone call with Ukrainian ...


Latest News
Hashtags:   

Trump

 | 

curbed

 | 

access

 | 

Ukraine

 | 

fearing

 | 

fallout

 | 
Most Popular (6 hours)

Most Popular (24 hours)

Most Popular (a week)

Sources