Sep 21, 2019

Trump tweets video of media covering Hunter Biden and claims media not covering Hunter Biden

President Trump. Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post/Getty Images

In a string of Saturday morning tweets, President Trump responded to claims that Ukraine is at the center of a whistleblower's complaint, describing the "Ukraine Witch Hunt" as a cover-up for former Vice President Joe Biden and his son.

Reality check: Trump claims Biden attempted to pressure the Ukrainian government to fire a prosecutor who investigated an oil company tied to Biden's son, Hunter. But it's unclear that there's a reasonable case to launch a formal investigation, JustSecurity noted earlier this month.

Trump's tweets:

"The Fake News Media and their partner, the Democrat Party, want to stay as far away as possible from the Joe Biden demand that the Ukrainian Government fire a prosecutor who was investigating his son, or they won’t get a very large amount of U.S. money, so they fabricate a.....
....story about me and a perfectly fine and routine conversation I had with the new President of the Ukraine. Nothing was said that was in any way wrong, but Biden’s demand, on the other hand, was a complete and total disaster. The Fake News knows this but doesn’t want to report!"
— President Trump on Twitter

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Biden: "My son did nothing wrong. I did nothing wrong"

Former Vice President Joe Biden backed son saying at Tuesday's debate that they did not do anything wrong in Ukraine during his vice presidency.

"My son did nothing wrong. I did nothing wrong. I carried out the policy of the United States in rooting out corruption in Ukraine. That's what we should be focusing on. What I wanted to make a point about, and my son's statement speaks for itself. What I think is, we focus on why it's so important to remove [President Trump] from office."
— Former Vice President Joe Biden
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Giuliani says he misspoke in CNN interview about Ukraine and Biden

President Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani said on "Fox News Sunday" that he misspoke during his interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo on Friday when he at first denied that he asked Ukrainian officials to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son.

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