Biden campaign: Trump is 'melting down' with request to investigate Bidens

Biden campaign: Trump is 'melting down' with request to investigate Bidens

Trump's tweet came as the president has repeatedly criticized Democrats for launching an impeachment inquiry into his July telephone call with Ukraine's president in which Trump pressed for an investigation of his Democratic rival Biden and his son.

Mr Trump has defended his contact with the Ukrainian President as "perfect" and now is giving a broad airing to a similar appeal to China, a nation that has much at stake in its relationship with the USA in an ongoing trade war.

The accusation that Trump withheld military aid from Ukraine pending the country's investigation into the Bidens has become a focal point in House Democrats' formal impeachment inquiry.

"China should start an investigation into the Bidens", said Mr Trump in remarks to reporters outside the White House. His comment that China should to do the same comes as Washington and Beijing are engaged in a trade war that is weighing on the global economy.

Clinton in 2016 produced reams of policy proposals and talked about them in detail, even as she made numerous same arguments Biden offers about Trump's character.

President Trump recently touched on the criticism over Joe Biden's shady business deals during his time in the Obama administration.

The Trump campaign said CNN's response was unsurprising.

While the election is still a long way off, Reuters/Ipsos polling shows Trump narrowly trailing the top Democratic candidates, including Biden, in hypothetical matchups.

The House impeachment inquiry began in earnest Thursday with Democrats interviewing a former US diplomat to Ukraine, the first witness brought to speak under oath in their probe. Brechbuhl has also been called to give a deposition to the House.

"Not one thing he has said comports with any of the Democrats' impeachment narrative, not one thing", said Republican Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio.

"I would say [Ukrainian] President [Volodymy] Zelensky, if it was me, I would start an investigation into the Bidens because nobody has any doubt that they weren't crooked", he also said.

The texts were reportedly exchanged days prior to the White House releasing roughly $400 million in USA military assistance to Ukraine to combat Russia and Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine.

US President Donald Trump responds to questions on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. "This is not a novel concept", her post read.

President Donald Trump meets with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy at the InterContinental Barclay New York hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, in New York.

Biden communications director and deputy campaign manager Kate Bedingfield called it "a grotesque choice of lies over truth and self over the country".

Ukraine's recently departed president, Petro Poroshenko, says that Joe Biden never asked him to open or close any criminal cases, adding to the list of Ukrainian officials saying they saw him do nothing improper involving his son.

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