WSJ: Trump Asked Ukraine's President To Investigate Joe Biden's Son

The Wall Street Journal reports President Trump asked Ukraine's president "about eight times" to investigate Joe Biden's son.
Posted at 9:57 PM, Sep 20, 2019

President Donald Trump reportedly asked Ukraine's president "about eight times" in one phone call to work with his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, and investigate Joe Biden's son. That's according to The Wall Street Journal

This follows reports that a U.S. intelligence official filed a whistleblower complaint involving President Trump. The Washington Post has reported that complaint involved Ukraine and a promise President Trump made to a foreign leader. 

The complaint was not disclosed to lawmakers, who are now trying to get to the bottom of things.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a statement Friday: "Reports of a reliable whistleblower complaint regarding the President's communications with a foreign leader raise grave, urgent concerns for our national security. We must be sure that the President and his Administration are conducting our national security and foreign policy in the best interest of the American people, not the President’s personal interest."

But President Trump downplayed the complaint when taking questions from reporters Friday.

"I don't know the identity of the whistleblower," he said. "I just know it's a partisan person, meaning it comes out from another party. But I don't have any idea. But I can say that it was a totally appropriate conversation. It was actually a beautiful conversation."  

Reporters asked him what was discussed during the July 25 phone call, but the president said it "doesn't matter" and that someone should investigate the former vice president. 

Biden issued a statement following the Journal's report and said, "If these reports are true, then there is truly no bottom to President Trump's willingness to abuse his power and abase our country." Biden also said, "At minimum, Donald Trump should immediately release the transcript of the call in question, so that the American people can judge for themselves." 

House Democrats are investigating the conversation between the president and Ukraine's leader.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.