U.S. Rep. Dr. Mark Green (R-TN-07) on Monday joined Julie Banderas on America’s Newsroom to talk about why President Donald Trump is right to ask for an investigation into Joe Biden’s Ukraine connections.
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Everywhere Joe Biden goes, his son follows and gets millions of dollars from the government—in the case of China, it's billions.
— Rep. Mark Green (@RepMarkGreen) September 23, 2019
Green said, “Everywhere Joe Biden goes, his son follows and gets millions of dollars from the government—in the case of China, it’s billions. The American people want to know what happened here. The President is right to ask for an investigation.”
“Joe Biden admitted to pressuring with a billion-dollar loan threat the government of Ukraine to fire an investigator who maybe was getting a little close to the $3 million payment that went to Biden’s son, routed through two different countries,” Green said. “Maybe they were getting too close and that’s why the billion-dollar bribe happened. That’s O.K. to the Democrat party? Their concept of right and wrong is upside down.”
“Biden is okay, pressuring a foreign government with a billion-dollar loan to fire an investigator, but Trump can’t ask for an investigation into this corruption?”
One Twitter user tweeted in response, “Hurrah! Truth!”
— Frank Rodriguez (@frankrodriguezv) September 23, 2019
Chuck Ross, for the Daily Caller News Foundation, reported that Trump pressed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky at least eight times to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden’s son in a phone call central to a mysterious whistleblower complaint.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Trump urged Zelensky in the July 25 call to work with his lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, on an investigation of Hunter Biden, who once served on the board of a Ukrainian natural gas company that was under scrutiny from a Ukrainian prosecutor.
The source said that Trump did not dangle military or intelligence assistance to Ukraine during the call. Democrats have speculated that Trump proposed a quid pro quo to Zelensky in exchange for collecting dirt on the Bidens.
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Jason M. Reynolds has more than 20 years’ experience as a journalist at outlets of all sizes.