Former Republican FEC Commissioner Slams Trump for Pressuring Ukrainian President as 'Betrayal of his Oath'
In the conversation, Trump repeatedly brought up the prospect of Ukrainian law enforcement investigating certain matters that could benefit him domestically. "On his phone call with the President of Ukraine, President Trump repeatedly pressured the newly-elected head of state to investigate a former U.S. Vice President and current candidate for President of the United States for his own political gain," Republican former Commissioner Trevor Potter said in a statement Wednesday. "This is a betrayal of his oath of office. Given the context of the call, President Trump created an implicit understanding that U.S. support for Ukraine and taxpayer-funded security aid to Ukraine was hanging in the balance."
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