Senator Told Ukrainian President Investigating Biden Would Damage US-Ukraine Relations

  • 09/24/2019 12:00 AM
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Senator Told Ukrainian President Investigating Biden Would Damage US-Ukraine Relations
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Writing for The Hill, opinion contributor John Solomon shined a spotlight on a heretofore unreported interaction that took place several weeks ago at a meeting between U.S. officials and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kiev.

Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) allegedly took a page from the Joe Biden playbook. 

Per John Solomon:
 

Earlier this month, during a bipartisan meeting in Kiev, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) delivered a pointed message to Ukraine's new president, Volodymyr Zelensky.

While choosing his words carefully, Murphy made clear — by his own account — that Ukraine currently enjoyed bipartisan support for its U.S. aid but that could be jeopardized if the new president acquiesced to requests by President Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani to investigate past corruption allegations involving Americans, including former Vice President Joe Biden's family.

Murphy boasted after the meeting that he told the new Ukrainian leader that U.S. aid was his country's "most important asset" and it would be viewed as election meddling and "disastrous for long-term U.S.-Ukraine relations" to bend to the wishes of Trump and Giuliani.

"I told Zelensky that he should not insert himself or his government into American politics. I cautioned him that complying with the demands of the President's campaign representatives to investigate a political rival of the President would gravely damage the U.S.-Ukraine relationship. There are few things that Republicans and Democrats agree on in Washington these days, and support for Ukraine is one of them," Murphy told me today, confirming what he told Ukraine's leader.


The implied message there needs no interpretation.
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