Trump admits withholding aid to Ukraine while asking country’s leader to investigate 2020 rival Joe Biden

Trump admits withholding aid to Ukraine while asking country’s leader to investigate 2020 rival Joe Biden | The Independent

Donald Trump has admitted he withheld aid for Ukraine after reports said he repeatedly urged the country’s leader to investigate his 2020 rival Joe Biden in a phone call earlier this year.

Speaking to reporters before heading into bilateral meetings at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, the president acknowledged the explosive reports about his phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky while attempting to turn the focus towards the former vice president. 

The president claimed he withheld the financial aid meant to help defend Ukraine from Russia not because he wanted the country to launch an investigation into Mr Biden, but rather because he wanted to see other European countries contribute more money to Ukraine. 

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