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Damning Trump Team Texts Detail Pressure Campaign on Ukraine

Anthony Devlin/GettyDemocratic committee chairs released a stunning cache of text messages late Thursday night detailing exchanges between senior diplomats as they went to great lengths to appease President Trump’s pressure campaign on a foreign government to launch an investigation into a political rival. The texts laid bare, with great specificity, a coordinated effort between State Department officials and Trump’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani, to compel the new Ukrainian government of Volodymyr Zelensky to publicly commit to investigating a firm tied to former Vice President Joe Biden’s son, thereby making foreign aid contingent on the Ukrainians helping Trump’s reelection efforts. By …read more

Source:: The Daily Beast