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BREAKING—Here’s the full story: AP sources: Trump allies pressed Ukraine over gas firm apnews.com/d7440cffba4940…
2/ Their aims were profit, not politics. This circle of businessmen & GOP donors touted connections to Giuliani & Trump while trying to install new mgment at top of Ukraine’s massive state gas co. Plan was to then steer lucrative contracts to companies controlled by Trump allies
3/ Their plan hit a snag after Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko lost his reelection bid to Volodymyr Zelenskiy...
4/ ... But effort to install a friendlier management team at the helm of the gas co, Naftogaz, would soon be taken up with Ukraine’s new president by U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry, whose slate of candidates included a fellow Texan who is one of Perry’s past political donors
5/ Shows how those w ties to Trump & his admin were pursuing business deals in Ukraine that went far beyond advancing pres’s personal political interests. It also raises Qs about whether Trump allies were mixing business & politics just as Repubs were calling for probe of Biden
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