US President Donald Trump publicly calls on China to probe Bidens

Brian Slodysko, Alan Fram and Bill Barrow | Stuff |

President Donald Trump on Sunday said he did not say anything wrong during a telephone call with his Ukrainian counterpart in which, according to reports, he pressed for an investigation of former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and his son. Nathan Fra

US President Donald Trump, ensnared in an impeachment inquiry over his request that Ukraine investigate former vice president Joe Biden, has publicly called on China to do the same.

“China should start an investigation into the Bidens,” Trump said in remarks to reporters outside the White House on Thursday (Friday NZ time).

Trump said he hadn’t directly asked Chinese President Xi Jinping to investigate Biden and his son Hunter, but said it’s “certainly something we could start thinking about”.

By publicly egging China on to investigate a Democratic political rival, Trump affirmed the approach he made in private to Ukraine’s president that has led to the impeachment investigation by the US House of Representatives.

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