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9/22, 3:22 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Trump: There was no quid pro quo in Zelensky call

United States President Donald Trump told reporters on Sunday that he had an "absolutely perfect" and "long conversation" in July with Ukraine's new president Volodymyr Zelensky. There was "no quid pro quo," he reiterated, referring to a whistleblower complaint about his conduct during the phone call. "The conversation I had was largely congratulatory, was largely corruption, all of the corruption taking place. It was largely the fact that we don't want our people like Vice President Biden and his son creating to the... the corruption already in the Ukraine," Trump stated.

Trump has been criticized for reportedly asking from Zelensky to help launch an investigation into the business dealings of Hunter Biden. The son of the Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden has advised a gas company in the Eastern European country at the time. The then vice president acknowledged he got the Ukrainian government to fire Viktor Shokin, the prosecutor general, by threatening to withhold US financing. Shokin since said he has intended to look at Burisma Holdings, where Hunter Biden worked.

Trump claimed he wouldn't be troubled if his lawyer Rudy Giuliani testified in Congress about his contacts with Ukrainian officials.

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