2020-01-21 11:26:11

Ukraine And the Trump Impeachment Trial


Sonali Kolhatkar speaks with David Marples, a Distinguished University Professor at the University of Alberta in Canada, specializing in Ukraine, Russia, and Belarus.


Lev Parnas, the associate of President Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani, has been spilling the beans on an extensive media tour just as the Senate impeachment trial kicks off.

Parnas is a Russian born US citizen who was arrested last year along with another colleague Igor Fruman as they attempted to leave the country on one-way tickets.

Parnas says he along with Giuliani carried out much of the sordid plan to pressure Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden in exchange for US military aid.

That plan and the attempt to cover it up is at the heart of the two articles of impeachment against Trump that the House passed.

Meanwhile, in Ukraine, President Volodymyr Zelensky, who has yet to complete his first year in office is plagued by more political problems than the Trump scandal.

Ukraine’s Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk offered to resign on Friday after his private criticism of the president became public. Zelensky has reportedly refused to accept the resignation.

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