Whistleblower accuses Trump of soliciting foreign aid to meddle in 2020 election – live

Whistleblower claims that US president used his position to pressure foreign leaders to meddle in 2020 election

The whistleblower’s account of Trump’s call with the Ukrainian president aligns with many of the details included in the White House memo on the leaders’ conversation.

Namely, the whistleblower writes that Trump “pressured” Volodymyr Zelenskiy to “initiate or continue an investigation into the activities of former Vice President Joseph Biden and his son, Hunter Biden.”

The whistleblower writes that Trump used his call with the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, to “advance his personal interests.”

“Multiple White House officials with direct knowledge of the call informed me that, after an initial exchange of pleasantries, the President used the remainder of the call to advance his personal interests,” the whistleblower writes.

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