During their conversation, whose report was made public on Wednesday, the US president repeatedly asks Kiev to investigate whether Biden had ended an investigation involving his son.
"That would be great if you could look into it. " Donald Trump has asked Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelensky to investigate his political rival Joe Biden, according to the report of a conversation between the two men dated July and published Wednesday, September 25 by the White House. Donald Trump asked his interlocutor to determine if Joe Biden had ended an investigation into a company where his son worked.
The US president is offering his Ukrainian counterpart a chance to work in cooperation with his lawyer, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and US Justice Minister Bill Barr.
Joe Biden, former Vice President of the United States (2009-2017) under Barack Obama, is in the lead for the Democratic primary. If he is nominated at the end of these primaries, which begin next spring, he could be opposed to Donald Trump for the presidential election of 2020.
Trump "violated the Constitution"
After the revelation of the conversation between Zelensky and Trump by a whistleblower, and before the publication of this report, an impeachment procedure was triggered on Tuesday by Democrats in the House of Representatives.
The Democratic Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, has indeed estimated that the current tenant of the White House has "Violated the Constitution" by asking a foreign dignitary to investigate the former vice president of the United States and current Democratic presidential candidate for the 2020 presidential election.
The procedure ofimpeachment has only been used three times in the past, without ever ending with a sitting President.