what Sent the president of the united States to his personal lawyer to Madrid in August to force the Ukraine to investigate his opponent democrat Joe Biden in exchange for unlock aid military of more than 400 million dollars? This recent encounter is at the centre of an investigation announced Tuesday by the president of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi , to decide on the challenge or "impeachment" of Donald Trump.
The american president will reveal this Wednesday, the entirety of the call that kept the 25 of July with his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelensky , in office since may. According to reports an anonymous official who heard the call (something common and routine in the White House), Trump made a promise worrying to Zelensky, something that could be constitutive of crime. For this reason, the officer filed a complaint with the Inspector General of government.
The complaint ended up in the Capitol, one of whose two chambers, the Representatives, controlled by democrats. These opened an investigation into the promises of Trump to Ukraine. During the searches, the democrats found that Trump sent his lawyer, Rudy Giuliani , to Europe twice this summer: in June to Paris to be with a prosecutor of the Ukrainian administration, and in August, to Madrid, to meet with an advisor Zelensky.
By then, Trump had decided to delay the delivery of aid military with a value of $ 400 million (363 million euros) to the government of Ukraine, despite the fact that a majority of them had been authorised by the Capitol. Ukraine suffers from the 2014 armed aggression of Russia, which has annexed the Crimean peninsula, and maintains an open conflict in the eastern provinces of Lugansk and Donetsk.
the suspicion of The democrats is that, at the meeting in Madrid, Giuliani offered the lawyer Ukrainian Andriy Yermak , close to the president of your country, unblock aid if the prosecutor's office of ukraine researching Biden.
The reason for this request is that, in 2016, Biden, then vice president of the U.S., threatened to withdraw 1,000 million of dollars in credit guarantees if the Ukrainian government, who then presided over Petró Poroshenko , do not leave the attorney general, Víktor Shokin , accused of corruption. This had investigated the company Burisma, dedicated to the supply of gas, on whose council of management he served a son of Biden, Hunter.
Shokin was fired, and the guarantees of credit approved after. According to Trump, Ukraine should investigate the actions of Biden because these can be criminal and an exercise of nepotism.
Never before has a U.S. president has asked a foreign government to investigate the actions of a member of a previous government. Given the fact that Biden leads the polls in the field of democratic primaries for the elections to be held in a year, in which Trump is played, the re-election.
On the meeting in Madrid, mr. Giuliani has said that the State department asked him to speak with the attorney Yermak. "The State department called me to ask me if he could talk on the phone with the lord Yermak , who was the number two or number three in the president Zelensky," he said Monday on the television network Fox News. Giuliani, who between 1994 and 2001 he was the mayor of New York city, works in a private capacity to Trump, and is not a civil servant or diplomat in active service.Updated Date: 26 September 2019, 06:02