"It was flawless, because this way it takes away from the tremendous achievements that we're taking care of doing, that we're involved in, in New York City at the United Nations", Trump argued. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 175 points, or 0.7%, at 26,982, the S&P 500 index climbed 0.6% at 2,984, while the Nasdaq Composite Index advanced 1% to 8,070.
Pence argued Thursday that the readout of Trump's call with Zelensky "completely vindicated" the president, whose allies have argued that Trump never sought to tie an investigation into Biden to a concrete promise of US aid during his conversations with Ukrainian officials.
On Friday morning, Trump called for Schiff to resign after he read a parody account of the president's call with Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky during Maguire's Thursday testimony.
"With regards to our investigation of the DNC hack in 2016, we provided all forensic evidence and analysis to the FBI", Crowdstrike said in a statement Wednesday. It also gave a formal reason to launch the impeachment procedure against President Trump.
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According to reports in this newspaper, Ukrainian soldiers didn't get critical communications equipment in their war against Russian separatists when President Trump put a hold on military aid to Ukraine - just so he could pressure the new Ukrainian president to investigate the Bidens. "And it's so bad for your country.' People laugh at the stupidity of what they've asked for", Trump claimed.
The Ukrainian prosecutor general's office, the office of former President Petro Poroshenko and other Ukrainian government officials wouldn't comment to The Associated Press on the transcript or Biden on Thursday. "Ukraine is a new strong country and isn't asking anyone for anything, we can help others ourselves". "There are a lot of things that went on, the whole situation", Trump told Zelensky.
The impeachment inquiry could test Pence's role as a figure who has thus far sidestepped much of the controversy in a White House plagued by infighting, devastating leaks, indictments and intrigue. The Ukrainians were the ones who brought up the Biden tie-in and the "favor" that Trump was asking related to assistance in the Department of Justice's investigation into the origins of the Russian Federation collusion probe. "But he did say officials around Zelenskiy understood talking about Biden was a condition for any meeting with Trump", he added.
Taras Semenyuk, political expert at the KyivStratPro consulting company, said the assumption that investigations can be ordered from on high "is a result of the weakness of our institutions".