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Inspector General of US Department of State to hold briefing on Ukraine

Details of the briefing remain unknown
07:56, 2 October 2019

Al Arabia

 Inspector General of the Department of State Steve Linick will hold a briefing on Wednesday for the staff of several committees of the House of Representatives and the US Senate on documents related to the State Department and Ukraine. ABC News reports about it.

Details of the briefing remain unknown. Linick is expected to meet with Congressional staff on Capitol Hill.

It is suggested that the briefing may be linked to recent revelations regarding the State Department's role in coordinating the interaction between Rudy Giuliani, US President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, and Ukrainian officials.

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In recent weeks, the State Department has been criticized for linking Giuliani to numerous Ukrainian officials to renew an investigation into Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter.

Congress is investigating a whistleblower's complaint that Trump demanded political support from the president of Ukraine in order to defeat his main political opponent, Joe Biden, in the 2020 election campaign.

Ukrainian issue prompted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to initiate an investigation to begin Trump's impeachment process.

The impeachment investigation is conducted by the House Intelligence Committee.

Related: White House prepares strategy to respond to Trump’s impeachment, - NBC

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