George Conway on Trump asking Ukraine leader for 'favor': 'Quid, meet quo'

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Conway, an outspoken critic of the president, made the assessment while responding to a tweet featuring some of the contents of the leaders' conversation, which was released by the White House Wednesday.

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The memorandum also shows that Trump asked Zelensky for a favor during the July 25 phone call after the leader thanked him for his administration's "great support in defense."

"I would like you to do us a favor though because our country has been through a lot and Ukraine knows a lot about it," Trump responds, before asking Zelensky to look into matters related to CrowdStrike, a U.S.-based internet security company that initially examined the breach of the Democratic National Committee’s servers in 2016. 

He later added that he wanted Zelensky to work with Barr to look into allegations of corruption against Biden and his son Hunter Biden. 

Trump has faced mounting scrutiny since reports first surfaced last week that he allegedly called on the leader of a foreign nation to find dirt on a political opponent. The July phone call occurred around the same time the U.S. delayed hundreds of millions in military aid to Ukraine, raising speculation from Democrats as to whether Trump was looking to use the aid as leverage in the talks. 

The July phone call is the subject of at least part of a whistleblower complaint that surfaced within the intelligence community. Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire has so far blocked Congress from gaining access to it.