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Trump Wanted AG Barr to Exonerate Him on Ukraine in News Conference, Post Says


U.S. President Donald Trump had urged Attorney General William Barr to hold a news conference clearing him of any illegal acts in his phone call with the Ukrainian leader, but Barr declined, The Washington Post reports.The newspaper, citing people it says are familiar with the matter, say Trump’s request came at the time the White House released a rough transcript of the call in which Trump urged Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden.The Justice Department issued a statement saying no campaign finance laws were broken and “no further action was warranted.”But it is unclear why Barr …read more

Source:: Voice of America

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