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The Daily BeastDec 08, 2019
Rep. Mark Meadows Denies Trump Asked Ukraine About Biden: ‘He Didn't Do That'
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) denied on Sunday morning that President Donald Trump ever asked the Ukrainian president to investigate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, contradicting President Donald Trump's own words.

During an interview on CNN's State of the Union, host Dana Bash immediately noted that the central charge of the impeachment inquiry against Trump is that "the president asked a leader of a foreign country to investigate his political rival."

"So, one simple question to start, is that appropriate?" Bashed wondered aloud.

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The Daily BeastDec 08, 2019
The Worst Thing About Rudy Giuliani's Trip to Ukraine
Courtesy of Andrii Telizhenko via ReutersRudy Giuliani says his latest ploy in Kyiv is about bringing Ukraine and America together. That's a strange claim from the not-so-rogue Rudy, whose deluded crusade for kompromat on political opponents of Donald Trump is tearing apart the U.S.-Ukraine alliance. And it's especially cruel to make it just days before Ukraine's new president sits across from President Vladimir Putin for the first full-scale peace talks to be held in three years. 

Surely, Giuliani realized that at best it would look suspicious for the president's personal attorney to swoop in and amplify Kremlin propaganda about the ghosts of conspiracies past at a time when Ukraine needs strong, clear U.S. support. But as we know, Trump never liked Ukraine very much, and he is rather fond of Putin.

While the official reason for Giuliani's visit was an "investigative documentary" on corruption made by the pro-Trump One America News Network —an excuse widely seen as a cover so he could continue seeking out kompromat on Trump's foes without fear of blowback—President Trump gave away the ruse on Saturday. 

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PoliticoDec 07, 2019
Trump: Giuliani 'wants to go before Congress' about Ukraine trip
Trump added that Giuliani will "make a report" of his findings to submit to Attorney General William Barr and Congress.
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