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What were the goals behind Trump’s Ukraine call?


These days, the goals that Trump’s Ukraine call followed has become a questionable issue in the American political atmosphere. The controversial question is that whether Trump’s phone call to the Ukrainian president in July 2019 was an abuse of power or an attempt to conceal possible corruption from a longtime US politician.

In connection with Trump’s Ukraine call, to Pressure in Congress to examine impeachment proceedings upon President Trump increased when new reports declared he had ordered a holdup of aid to Ukraine just days before asking that country’s president to review former Vice President Joe Biden, a possible Trump opponent in the 2020 presidential Election.

However, Donald Trump denied that he had suggested military support to the president of Ukraine only if the country launched a probe into previous vice president Joe Biden and his family as the burgeoning debate consumed the first day of Trump’s visit to the United Nations General Assembly.

He insisted that he did nothing wrong.

“No, I didn’t,” Trump stated when questioned whether he told Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that he would obtain $250 million installed U.S. aid only if he agreed to investigate the Bidens. Slamming the former vice president for doing what he said was a “very, very bad thing,” Trump continued: “I didn’t do it … when you see the call [transcript], you’re going to be very surprised.

The United States started providing military aid to the government of Ukraine shortly after Russia illegally annexed Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula in 2014. With Ukraine’s new president still fighting with separatist rebels in the east, the aid has long been viewed as a measure of Washington’s determination to push back against Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Trump's Ukraine call followed has become a questionable issue
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News of the hold-up alarmed Ukraine’s many fans in Congress, including members of the House and Senate appropriations committees, which were moving on separate tracks to rebuke the administration.

House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey added a provision to a House stopgap spending bill to ensure the 2019 Ukraine funds would remain available after the Sept. 30 end of the fiscal year. The White House informed lawmakers Sept. 11 that it was releasing the money.

The struggle was resolved only a couple of days after lawmakers returned to Washington from their summer recess, with the administration releasing the funds.

If Mr. Biden had not been the leading candidate among the Democratic candidates in next year’s presidential election, would Mr. Trump still insist on finding his possible mistakes?

US political observers say the question may not even come to a definitive answer, and the country’s political climate is increasingly bipolar. That is, the Democratic Party of America blames Mr. Trump, and the Republicans do not see any disgrace on Mr. Trump, and on the contrary, he is a victim of rivalry.

Another observer predicts that a collective decision on the nature of the call will be left to next year’s elections.

Interestingly enough, Donald Trump’s second chief campaigner was trapped in the judiciary because of his lobbying and lobbying for Ukraine and is currently in prison.


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