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Politics GOP challenger says Trump is a traitor for asking Ukraine and China to investigate Bidens

18:45  06 october  2019
18:45  06 october  2019 Source:   cnn.com

Fact-checking Trump's claims about the Bidens in China

  Fact-checking Trump's claims about the Bidens in China Speaking to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House Thursday, President Donald Trump widened his requests for foreign leaders to investigate his political opponent, repeating accusations about former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter's involvement with Ukraine and China. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Specifically, Trump said that, "China should start an investigation into the Bidens," alleging that they received a "payoff" worth billions.

Biden campaign denounces Trump 'conspiracy theories'. Trump and his allies have not released any evidence demonstrating the Bidens were involved in Trump has strongly denied any wrongdoing. He has repeatedly termed the call with Zelenskiy as “perfect,” while attacking his critics as “ traitors ” and

Despite facing an impeachment inquiry for asking Ukraine to investigate the Bidens , Donald Trump has now called on China to do the same. Federal Election Commission Chairwoman Ellen Weintraub said it was a violation of campaign finance law for anyone to "solicit accept or receive" anything of

Former GOP Rep. Joe Walsh, a longshot candidate for the Republican nomination for president, on Sunday called President Donald Trump a "traitor" for asking Ukraine and China to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, and again argued Trump should be impeached for asking other countries to "interfere in our election."

"There's enough we know now to vote to impeach this President. He stood on the White House lawn this week, Jake, and told two additional foreign governments to interfere in our election. That alone is impeachable. This is a strong term I'm going to use. But I'm going to say it on purpose: Donald Trump is a traitor," Walsh, who represented Illinois, told CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union."

Trump asserts he has 'absolute right' to ask other countries for help probing corruption

  Trump asserts he has 'absolute right' to ask other countries for help probing corruption President Trump on Thursday night defended his push for foreign governments to investigate allegations of corruption, asserting he has an "absolute right" to call for such help from a foreign power amid blowback over his push for probes into former Vice President Joe Biden. © Getty Trump asserts he has 'absolute right' to ask other countries for help probing corruption "As the President of the United States, I have an absolute right, perhaps even a duty, to investigate, or have investigated, CORRUPTION, and that would include asking, or suggesting, other Countries to help us out!" Trump tweeted.

Despite facing an impeachment inquiry for asking Ukraine to investigate the Bidens , Donald Trump has now called on China to do the same. Federal Election Commission Chairwoman Ellen Weintraub said it was a violation of campaign finance law for anyone to "solicit accept or receive" anything of

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Thursday publicly urged China to investigate Democratic challenger Joe Biden , a new request that a foreign government assist his reelection campaign adding to the extraordinary pattern of conduct at the center of a fast-accelerating

The strong comments from the former Republican congressman come as Trump faces a widening impeachment inquiry in the House of Representatives. Most current congressional Republicans have remained silent and declined to speak out in opposition to the President's comments last week that he wants both Ukraine and China to investigate Joe Biden and his son, Hunter. Walsh had previously said he supports Trump's impeachment and said again on Sunday that congressional Republicans should also "get behind" it.

There is no evidence of wrongdoing by either Joe or Hunter Biden.

Walsh told Tapper that he is "not accusing this President of treason," but he said Trump has betrayed the nation.

"Our founders were very specific as to what treason is. But when you look at traitor more broadly defined, this President betrayed our country again this week," Walsh said.

China vows not to ‘interfere’ after Trump asks for Biden probe

  China vows not to ‘interfere’ after Trump asks for Biden probe Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Friday that China “will not interfere in the internal affairs of the U.S.,” after President Trump urged Beijing to probe his political rival, Joe Biden, amid an impeachment inquiry in Washington. “[W]e trust that the American people will be able to sort out their own problems,” the Global Times, a party-affiliated newspaper, reported Wang as saying.

Trump ’s plea to China for an investigation into the Bidens came almost immediately after he addressed his trade war with China and Thursday also marked the latest instance of Trump saying aloud something that almost certainly would be a major scandal if revealed from a private conversation.

Trump said that China should also look into Biden , a potential political rival in the 2020 election. "If they were honest about it, they would start a major investigation into the Bidens ," Trump said when asked what he wanted Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky to do about the former veep and his

Joe Walsh wearing a suit and tie© CNN

During a contentious exchange with Walsh on the same program, former Republican Rep. Mark Sanford, who is also seeking his party's 2020 presidential nomination in a longshot bid, disagreed with Walsh's steadfast support of impeachment, saying that "the nature of a process is not to come to the conclusion at the beginning of it."

"I do think we ought to be incremental. Are there very troubling charges out there? Yes. Do they need to be investigated? Yes. But to jump to conclusion and say (Trump) needs to be impeached, what he's done is treasonous, is to say we're not going to go through the very process that the founding fathers laid out," said Sanford, who represented South Carolina.

Sanford, pressed by Walsh on whether Trump's actions warrant impeachment, said their thoughts are "irrelevant to the process that's at play" and that they have to look at the "costs" of the impeachment process, which he said includes a shift in focus from the 2020 election to the impeachment process.

House Democrats are pressing forward with the impeachment inquiry centered on Trump's July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, and on Friday issued a subpoena to the White House and a documents request to Vice President Mike Pence.

Trump has faced limited criticism from members of his own party, but a rebuke from Republican Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah on Trump's call for the other countries to investigate drew a crude attack from the President on Saturday.

Cruz denounces Trump's call for China to probe Bidens .
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) denounced President Donald Trump’s call for China to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter, becoming one of only a handful of Republican senators to openly criticize the brazen request for foreign interference in the 2020 election. © Mark Wilson/Getty Images Sen. Ted Cruz. “Of course not,” Cruz said to host Margaret Brennan during an interview on CBS’s “Face the Nation” that aired Sunday, when questioned whether it was appropriate for Trump to ask Beijing to probe the Biden family.

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