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Politics Trump apparently wanted Ukraine to investigate Hillary Clinton in addition to the Bidens: State Department official

23:05  07 november  2019
23:05  07 november  2019 Source:   nydailynews.com

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Before he was prepared to give U.S. military aid to Ukraine, President Trump apparently wanted “nothing less” than for the European country’s president to announce investigations of Hillary Clinton in addition to Joe Biden’s family, according to a senior State Department official.

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George Kent, a deputy assistant secretary of state for European affairs, made the bombshell revelation during his closed-door deposition on Oct. 15, testifying Trump used Clinton’s name as “shorthand” for the investigation he wanted President Volodymyr Zelensky to launch into a debunked right-wing conspiracy theory claiming anti-Trump Ukrainians interfered in the 2016 election.

“POTUS wanted nothing less than President Zelensky to go to microphone and say investigations, Biden, and Clinton,” Kent testified, according to a transcript of his grilling released Thursday.

Kent’s testimony marks the first time Clinton’s name has been mentioned in the impeachment inquiry and suggests Trump wanted the 2016 election investigation to target the former secretary of state.

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