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Politics ‘Troubling in the extreme’: Romney breaks ranks with GOP over Trump and Ukraine

02:15  23 september  2019
02:15  23 september  2019 Source:   washingtonexaminer.com

Biden dismisses Trump's Ukraine allegations: 'The president should start to be president'

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Mitt Romney (R-Utah) said on Sunday it would be “ troubling in the extreme ” if President Trump urged Ukrainian officials to investigate former Vice President If the President asked or pressured Ukraine ’s president to investigate his political rival, either directly or through his personal attorney, it would be

Mitt Romney wrote that it would be " troubling in the extreme " if President Trump "asked or pressured" Ukraine to investigate Hunter Biden's business If the President asked or pressured Ukraine ’s president to investigate his political rival, either directly or through his personal attorney, it

Republican Utah Sen. Mitt Romney said that if President Trump asked Ukrainian officials to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, it would be "troubling in the extreme."

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After reports of a complaint filed by an intelligence community whistleblower, details have surfaced of a conversation in which Trump allegedly urged Ukrainian officials to dig into both Biden and his son, Hunter, for his business dealings there.

"If the President asked or pressured Ukraine’s president to investigate his political rival, either directly or through his personal attorney, it would be troubling in the extreme," Romney tweeted Sunday afternoon. "Critical for the facts to come out."

Trump, who previously called the whistleblower "partisan" despite not knowing their identity, reiterated his defense while speaking to reporters Sunday morning. He said that there was no "quid pro quo" involved in the talks with the Ukrainian president, and he called the conversation in question a "perfect conversation."

Opinions | Dear Sen. Romney: The times have found you .
Why Romney matters and what he should doSen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) has so far avoided making a fool of himself by claiming, as many colleagues have, that there was nothing inappropriate about President Trump colluding — directly seeking foreign help to improve his election prospects — with Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky. Instead Romney has called Trump’s remarks “deeply troubling.

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