The impeachment inquiry into President Trump started with a phone call. And what makes it noteworthy is actually how simple it is.
Trump’s White House released a rough transcript of his call with Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelensky. It shows Trump asking a foreign country to investigate a man who could challenge him in the 2020 election: Joe Biden. But to understand exactly what Trump wanted Zelensky to do, we have to get into a theory Trump has peddled about Biden.
To read more about the Trump impeachment inquiry, keep up with Vox.com’s coverage here: https://www.vox.com/2019/9/26/20885233/trump-impeachment-ukraine-biden
This piece from Vox’s Zack Beauchamp explains what the transcript actually is: https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/9/25/20883420/full-transcript-trump-ukraine-zelensky-white-house
This piece by Vox’s Alex Ward gives more background on Ukraine’s comedian-turned-president, Volodymyr Zelensky: https://www.vox.com/world/2019/9/24/20882359/trump-impeachment-ukraine-president-zelensky
And this piece from Bloomberg walks through what exactly happened with Burisma — the company Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, was on the board of: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-05-07/timeline-in-ukraine-probe-casts-doubt-on-giuliani-s-biden-claim
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