Fact Check: Democrats Falsely Claim Trump Threatened to Withhold Aid from Ukraine

Breitbart | 10/17/2019 | Staff
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Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and former Vice President Joe Biden (D) both falsely claimed on Tuesday at the Democrat debate that President Donald Trump in a phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky threatened to without military aid to the country unless he agreed to investigate Biden and Biden’s son Hunter’s dealings in the country.

“You know, when he made that call to the head of Ukraine, he’s digging up dirt on an opponent,” Klobuchar said. “That’s illegal conduct.”

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“That’s what he was doing,” Klobuchar said. “He didn’t talk to him about the Russian invasion.”

“He talked to him about that,” Klobuchar said.

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“So I’m still waiting to find out from him how making that call to the head of Ukraine and trying to get him involved in interfering in our election makes America great again,” Klobuchar said.

Biden agreed with Klobuchar’s narrative and claimed the Ukraine phone call was one of three times Trump has asked foreign entities to tamper with U.S. elections.

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“This president on three occasions — three occasions — has invited foreign governments and heads of government to get engaged in trying to alter our elections,” Biden said. “The fact is that it is outrageous.”

As Breitbart News reported:

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Ukraine Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko told the BBC on Tuesday that President Donald Trump did not order Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter and that Trump did not threaten to withhold foreign aid in a phone call between the two leaders in July.

When the BBC radio host asked Prystaiko what he knew about...
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