Fake media and their partner, the Democratic Party, want to stay as far away from Joe Biden, who demanded the Ukrainian government to dismiss a prosecutor investigating his son’s case, U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted.
“The Fake News Media and their partner, the Democrat Party, want to stay as far away as possible from the Joe Biden demand that the Ukrainian Government fire a prosecutor who was investigating his son, or they won’t get a very large amount of U.S. money, so they fabricate a story about me and a perfectly fine and routine conversation I had with the new President of the Ukraine. Nothing was said that was in any way wrong, but Biden’s demand, on the other hand, was a complete and total disaster. The Fake News knows this but doesn’t want to report!” Trump tweeted.
Earlier, Adam Schiff, chair of the House’s Intelligence Committee, accused the Department of Justice of discouraging the transfer of an informant complaint to Congress, allegedly regarding President Donald Trump’s conversation with a foreign leader.
The Washington Post, the first to report a complaint and referring to sources, writes that it is about Ukraine. According to the publication, a few weeks before the complaint was filed, Trump had a telephone talk with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
A source familiar with the situation told Reuters that the complaint referred to Trump’s numerous actions, and not just a phone talk with a foreign leader. The source spoke on condition of anonymity in connection with the sensitive nature of the issue.
Reuters was unable to confirm the details of the informant complaint from independent sources.
The dispute arose after Michael Atkinson, general inspector of the intelligence community, informed the committee in a letter dated September 9 that he had received an informant complaint dated August 9, which he considered urgent and convincing - this satisfies legislation requiring information to be passed to Congress.
However, according to a letter to the intelligence committees of the House of Representatives and the Senate of September 13, Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire, after consultations with the Justice Ministry, concluded that the complaint did not meet the urgent matter requirement.
Schiff accused the Trump administration of blocking the investigation in Congress and said the Justice Department misinterpreted the law, preventing Maguire from reporting the complaint.
Trump called the Washington Post ‘fake news.’