Republican lawyer George Conway called again on Friday for President Donald Trump to be deposed, this time in a destructive Washington Post editorial published the same evening that his wife attended a flashy White House gala without him
President Donald Trump has more than met the threshold for & # 39; high crimes and crimes & # 39; for accusation outlined centuries ago by American ancestors – at least in the eyes of one of his most avid critics, lawyer George Conway.
The never-Trump Republican husband of Trump surrogate Kellyanne Conway shot the president up again on Friday, this time in a devastating Washington Post editorial on the same night his wife attended a flashy White House gala without her husband.
In his latest anti-Trump tirade, George Conway referred to the August 12 complaint filed by an American whistleblower who accused Trump of making a & # 39; promise & # 39; to an unidentified foreign leader who according to Conway would be the president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky.
A former US official confirmed that the Washington Post communication came in the form of a phone call.
Zelensky and Trump spoke by telephone on July 25 and discussed the need for the nation to complete & # 39; corruption investigations, which inhibited the interaction between Ukraine and the US, & quot; Ukrainian government.
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Conway & # 39; s latest anti-Trump tirade was published the same night as his wife, Trump surrogate Kellyanne Conway, went to a flashy White House Gala without him
White House Advisor Kellyanne Conway and her husband George Conway arrive for a candlelight dinner at Union Station on the eve of the 58th presidential inauguration in Washington on January 19, 2017
In his latest anti-Trump tirade, George Conway referred to the August 12 complaint from an American whistleblower accusing President Trump of making a & # 39; promise & # 39; to an unidentified foreign leader, some of whom believe it was Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky
Anonymous sources near the White House told the Washington Post on Friday that Trump was putting Zelensky under pressure to investigate Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, in connection with Burisma Group, the private Ukrainian gas company engaged in an international money laundering scandal.
Anonymous sources told the Washington Post that Trump was putting Zelensky (photo) under pressure to investigate Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, in connection with the Ukrainian gas company Burisma Group
During his time as Barack Obama's vice president, Hunter & # 39; s father made several trips to Ukraine to pressurize the government to eliminate her widespread corruption.
Then Ukraine prosecutor Yuriy Lutsenko said he had no evidence of misconduct by Joe Biden or his son.
US critics abroad have capitalized the situation to characterize the US and Biden as hypocritical anti-corruption.
Conway suggests that Trump believes there is more to the story with Hunter and Joe and wanted to dig up more dirt about his Democratic rival.
Trump & # 39; s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani denied asking Ukraine to investigate Biden Thursday.
In his opinion, Conway pointed out that Trump recently stopped the spread of $ 250 million in military aid that the Eastern European nation would receive to help its forces deal with the threat of Russia, which annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014.
& # 39; So it seems that the president may have used his official powers – in particular the threat of withholding a quarter of a billion dollars in military aid – to use a foreign government to help him become a potential political opponent in the United States, & # 39; Conway argued.
& # 39; If Trump did, it would be the ultimate unassailable act. & # 39;
The White House did not comment on the situation, but Inspector General Michael Atkinson of the Intelligence Service concluded that the complaint was a matter of & # 39; urgent concern & # 39; was who reported that Congress committees should oversee.
Hunter Biden (left) worked for Burisma Group in 2014. The private Ukrainian gas company is embroiled in an international money laundering scandal. During his time as Barack Obama's vice president, Joe Biden made several trips to Ukraine to put pressure on the government for his widespread corruption. When Ukraine prosecutor Yuriy Lutsenko told that he had no evidence of misconduct by Joe Biden or his son
Trump & # 39; s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani (left) denied asking Ukraine to investigate Biden Thursday
Nevertheless, Joseph Maguire, the acting director of the national intelligence service, refused to provide legislators with details of the alleged crime of the president in violation of a summons from Congress.
The House Intelligence Committee chairman, Adam B. Schiff (D-California), has given Maguire a Tuesday deadline to release the complaint against Trump to prevent him from being summoned to testify about the issue.
& # 39; A director of the National Intelligence Service has never prevented a properly filed whistleblower complaint from being reported to the Congress Information Committees by the (Intelligence Inspector General) credible and urgent. Never, & Schiff said in a Friday statement.
George Conway said that the then Special Counselor Robert Mueller & # 39; s years of investigation into whether the Trump campaign co-ordinated with Russia during the 2016 elections had already given Congress enough reason to accuse Trump.
But he said the allegations in this week's whistleblower scandal are even worse & # 39; to be.
& # 39; Unlike the allegations of conspiracy with Russia before the 2016 elections, these relate to Trump's actions as president, not as a private person, and his exercise of presidential powers over foreign policy with Ukraine & # 39 ;, wrote Conway.
& # 39; In addition, there was at least one attempt in Russia to find out the facts through the Mueller investigation; here the White House tries to close the entire investigation from the beginning – and not only rob the American people, but even congress committees of necessary information. & # 39;
The long simmering war of words between George Conway and Trump has been a thorn in the eye of Kellyanne since Trump hired her in July 2016.
Kellyanne smiled Friday night at the White House State Dinner in honor of Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, despite the latest controversy, about which she has not yet commented.
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