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There was nothing to investigate into Bidens, - US ex-ambassador

According to Pifer, President Trump wanted to investigate and pressured Ukraine offering an exchange (quid pro quo)
13:55, 1 November 2019

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U.S. President Donald Trump demanded Ukraine to investigate into Biden's activities, but "there was nothing to investigate." This was stated by former US Ambassador to Ukraine, Steven Pifer, while he was answering journalists' questions during a meeting with a diplomat organized by the Open Politics Foundation, Ukrinform reports.

"You read the testimonies of diplomats such as William Taylor, George Kent, and obviously there was pressure on Ukraine," he said, "to force an investigation into Biden's activities. But there was nothing to investigate".

"As far as I remember the events of 2015-2016, the US government wanted the suspension of Victor Shokin (from the position of Prosecutor General), not only Vice President Joe Biden, not only the European Union, all of UAnet wanted it," the diplomat said.

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“And there is nothing in common with the investigation of Biden's son because there was no investigation into the son ... ". According to Pifer, "this is being explained from time to time, but President Trump wanted to investigate and pressured Ukraine offering an exchange (quid pro quo)".

"He said that if you want to get a date for the Oval Office meeting with the US President, then you have to come out and say you are starting an investigation into Biden and Burisma," ex-Ambassador recalled.

According to Pifer, the testimony in Congress showed there was a delay in providing military aid to Ukraine in August, though it was approved by Congress. "Ambassador William Taylor, who testified in Congress, understood it," he added.

As we reported earlier, House of Representatives of the U.S. Congress has approved the resolution on formalizing the procedures that are necessary to impeach President Donald Trump

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