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Amid a new House probe into whether Trump is w/holding aid to #Ukraine for its defense v. #Russia in exchange for fake “dirt” on Biden, check out @ViolaGienger’s deep dive.

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“President Trump and his personal attorney appear to have increased pressure on the Ukrainian government and its justice system in service of President Trump’s reelection campaign." -- @RepEliotEngel @RepAdamSchiff @RepCummings in letters to WH & State.
.@violagienger notes "It was the widely known & publicly espoused position of the USG, across a half dozen agencies, that the prosecutor’s ouster was among crucial anti-corruption measures the Ukrainian government needed to take to move forward economically and politically."
Ukrainian and foreign anti-corruption advocates agreed. The prosecutor general "stood out as the most obvious obstacle to judicial reform." -- @anders_aslund wrote at the time.

"Yet Trump and Giuliani have turned that real-life scenario on its head, falsely alleging that Biden sought to corruptly influence [that] Ukrainian prosecutor’s decisions in his son’s favor," @violagienger writes.
The prosecutor's successor told @business there was no evidence of any wrongdoing by the Bidens.

The new govt of @ZelenskyyUa in #Ukraine is making tracks on #anticorruption now, incl to “truly clean out the [Prosecutor] General’s Office in ways that could establish it as a model of jurisprudence and not politics,” says @JohnEdHerbst @ACEurasia.

But instead of supporting that effort, Trump and Giuliani are pressuring #Ukraine to investigate Biden, including via two Soviet-born Florida businessmen, according to @OCCRP's @aubreybelford and colleagues.

The @OCCRP investigation was conducted jointly w/ @BuzzFeedNews.

And what was with VP Pence's odd response last week to questions about the alleged quid pro quo? News stories said he denied it. But did he really?

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