Wall Street Journal: Trump Pressured Ukraine President To Investigate Biden’s Son Eight Times On Phone Call

The Wall Street Journal reports:

President Trump in a July phone call repeatedly pressured the president of Ukraine to investigate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s son, urging Volodymyr Zelensky about eight times to work with Rudy Giuliani, his personal lawyer, on a probe, according to people familiar with the matter. “He told him he should work with him [Giuliani] on Biden and that people in Washington wanted to know” whether the allegations were true of not, one of the people said.

Roll Call reports:

President Donald Trump on Friday insisted it “doesn’t matter” if he asks foreign leaders to target his domestic political foes, again describing the powers of his office as unlimited. When pressed by reporters during a wild Oval Office question-and-answer session — this one spanning over half an hour —the former reality television host had an opportunity to distance himself from his latest scandal.

Instead, Trump all but acknowledged reports that he suggested Zelensky’s government investigate a company linked to one of 2020 Democratic presidential primary frontrunner Joe Biden’s sons. “It doesn’t matter what I discussed,” Trump told reporters Friday. He then basically reiterated his reported plea to Ukraine’s leader, looking into cameras in the Oval Office and stating: “Someone ought to look into Joe Biden.”