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Ukraine President Denies Quid Pro Quo With Donald Trump

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Sen. John Kennedy

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) said shortly after the release of the report into President Donald Trump's pressure campaign that his committee is still investigating whether the situation predated Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky.

He said that an end to the conflict with Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine could not be discussed until three preliminary steps had been taken.

"I am not", Hale replied.

Zelenskiy, a former comedian turned politician, has been in office for barely six months and his conversations with Trump are the topic of intense scrutiny in the USA, with their July 25 phone call at the center of the House impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

In other words, the chaff thrown up by Trump and his allies in defense of his attempt to persuade Zelensky to announce two investigations that could help Trump's reelection bid - "Ukraine is corrupt, and Trump was just trying to protect taxpayers' money" - is at least as harmful to Ukraine's new housecleaning government as it is helpful to Trump.

In response to questioning from U.S. Sen. "I can't understand what dough they're made of", he said.

Burr's committee reportedly looked into those allegations, however, and found no evidence to support them. I think that's just about fairness.

Romney's comments underscored a divide among Republicans, some of whom are staunchly defending Trump and others who are persuaded by findings of the US intelligence community that Russian Federation was behind systemic attempts to meddle in the 2016 election.

In recent testimony before the House Intelligence Committee, former National Security Council official Fiona Hill said the conspiracy theory was a "fictional narrative" crafted by Russian Federation.

Outside the hearing, Sen.

Because he shares the name, but not the politics of the legendary U.S. President, the Louisiana Senator is sometimes identified as "no-relation Kennedy". Mitt Romney (R-UT) have come out to push back on the claims, as Romney told reporters on Tuesday, "I saw no evidence from our intelligence community nor from the representatives today from the Department of State that there is any evidence of any kind that suggests Ukraine interfered in our elections".

Zelenskiy, however, said that he does not like it when Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin talk about Ukraine affairs without officials present to represent the country.

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