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The whistleblower complaint depicts him speaking with Mr Giuliani "in an attempt to "contain the damage' to U.S. national security" of Mr Giuliani's meddling in Ukraine affairs".

Democratic leaders have elected to move forward with an "official impeachment inquiry" into Trump, escalating a saga the president blasted Wednesday as "bullshit".

Trump tells reporters he hasn't directly asked Chinese President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) to investigate Biden and Biden's son Hunter, but that it's "certainly something we could start thinking about".

In an apparent bid to normalize something blatantly illegal, President Trump this morning told the press corps outside the White House that China should look into the Bidens-just as he did in a phone call with the Ukrainian president that launched an impeachment inquiry.

"I have a lot of options on China, but if they don't do what we want, we have tremendous, tremendous power", Mr Trump said.

"It's a very simple answer", Trump said, of his call with Zelenskiy.

But the committee managed to schedule the deposition with Volker as well as one next week with Marie Yovanovitch, who was USA ambassador to Ukraine until she was removed from the post last spring.

US special counsel Robert Mueller concluded the Russian government interfered in the 2016 USA presidential election in a "sweeping and systematic fashion".

Former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. The meeting occurred even as Giuliani pressed Ukraine's government to investigate the company and the Bidens' involvement with it.

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Amongst the people on the high-profile guest list were Scooter Braun , Kendall Jenner , Joan Smalls and Camila Morrone. In the second, the 22-year-old model places her arms around Bieber's shoulders as the two pose for the camera.

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High tackles are under heavy scrutiny at the World Cup, after World Rugby introduced new guidance to reduce head injuries. John Quill was shown a red card in the 70th minute of England and USA's World Cup match on Thursday afternoon.

Trump froze $400m in USA aid to Ukraine shortly before he asked its president for the favour, prompting accusations from Democrats that he had misused USA foreign policy for personal gain.

While speaking to reporters on the South Lawn Thursday, the president suggested China open an investigation into Joe Biden's son Hunter.

President Trump called for Ukraine and China to investigate his political rival, Joe Biden, doubling down on his efforts to push foreign countries to undertake probes that could benefit his re-election campaign.

"In fact, Rob Portman backed me up and there's nobody more honorable than Rob Portman of Ohio, " Trump said.

Vice President Mike Pence went to bat for President Donald Trump on Thursday, then he went to bat for himself.

Biden's deputy campaign manager Kate Bedingfield said in a statement that Trump's comments on Thursday showed he was "desperately clutching for conspiracy theories that have been debunked".

On Wednesday, Trump railed at journalists during a news conference, used an expletive on Twitter and continued to call the probe a "hoax and a fraud" while pledging to cooperate.

Anti-corruption activist Daria Kaleniuk argued that the Trump-Zelenskiy phone call is not only hurting Ukraine but also "damaging the reputation of the United States as a place where there is rule of law and a place where there are strong institutions".

Separately, The Associated Press reported on Wednesday that Volker met a year ago with a top official from the same Ukrainian energy firm that paid Biden's son Hunter to serve on its board.

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