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.
"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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