UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — While Donald Trump openly asked China in front of reporters to launch an investigation into his political rival Joe Biden, the chairman of the US House of Representatives’ intelligence committee considered it a “violation of his oath of office”.
When he left the White House on Thursday, October 3, Donald Trump openly told reporters on the spot that he was inviting Ukraine and China to investigate his Democratic opponent Joe Biden.
“And by the same token, China should open an investigation into the Biden. Because what happened in China is just as bad as what happened in Ukraine, “he said.
These words were considered by Adam Schiff, the Democratic Chairman of the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee, as a violation of his oath of office.
“The fact that the US President encourages a foreign state to intervene to help his presidential campaign by investigating his political opponent is a fundamental violation of the oath of the President,” he said, quoted by Reuters.
In addition, such requests to the President of Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden and his activities in Ukraine have already cost Donald Trump dismissal proceedings against him.
Case around the investigation into Joe Biden
The Democrats, through the mouth of Adam Schiff, chairman of the powerful intelligence committee of the House of Representatives, denounced “extortion.” During his telephone interview with Volodymyr Zelensky, Mr Trump has exerted pressure on Kiev by implicitly linking the investigation on Joe Biden to the release of US financial aid.
Republicans accused former Vice President Joe Biden of pressuring a Ukrainian prosecutor who was investigating his son Hunter, a member of the board of directors of a Ukrainian gas group and accused of corruption.
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