Trump: 'Fake News' pulling out 'all the stops' to protect Biden, son

Trump: 'Fake News' pulling out 'all the stops' to protect Biden, son
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpGOP divided over impeachment trial strategy Official testifies that Bolton had 'one-on-one meeting' with Trump over Ukraine aid Louisiana governor wins re-election MORE on Sunday accused the news media of pulling "out all stops" to protect former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBudget official says he didn't know why military aid was delayed: report Growing 2020 field underscores Democratic divide READ: Foreign service officer Jennifer Williams' closed-door testimony from the House impeachment inquiry MORE and his son in the midst of an impeachment inquiry into Trump's interactions with Ukraine.

“It is INCREDIBLE to watch and read the Fake News and how they pull out all stops to protect Sleepy Joe Biden and his thrown out of the Military son, Hunter, who was handed $100,000 a month (Plus,Plus) from a Ukrainian based company, even though he had no experience in energy and separately got 1.5 Billion Dollars from China despite no experience and for no apparent reason,” Trump sounded of in a pair of tweets on Sunday morning.

“There is NO WAY these can be legitimate transactions? As lawyers & others have stated, as President, I have an OBLIGATION to look into possible, or probable, CORRUPTION!” Trump continued.

His attacks on the press come days after Trump prompted backlash for publicly calling on Ukraine and China to look into Biden, a 2020 Democratic presidential contender, and his son, Hunter Biden, for what Trump has alleged to be corrupt behavior.

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While serving as vice president, Biden pushed for the ouster of a prosecutor general in Ukraine for failing to investigate corruption in the country. His son had also worked at a Ukrainian gas company at the time that was previously under review by the then-prosecutor general. Authorities did not find any evidence of wrongdoing by Biden or his son in the matter. 

Trump told reporters earlier this week that he wanted Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to “start a major investigation into the Bidens” and added that China should also “start an investigation into the Bidens.” 

Trump’s calls for both foreign governments to look into the Democratic presidential candidate come as he faces immense scrutiny over whether he has abused the office of the presidency by asking a foreign leader to potentially find dirt on a domestic political rival.

A phone call he shared with Zelensky on July 25 that prompted an intelligence community whistleblower to file a complaint also prompted House Democrats to launch a formal impeachment inquiry against him last month.

Joe Biden railed against Trump over his call to have Ukraine and China investigate him and his son in a Washington Post op-ed over the weekend. 

"Enough is enough," Biden wrote in the op-ed. "Every day — every few hours, seemingly — more evidence is uncovered revealing that President Trump is abusing the power of the presidency and is wholly unfit to be president. He is using the highest office in the land to advance his personal political interests instead of the national interest." 

"This time, it won’t work, because the American people know me — and they know him," Joe Biden added. “I will put the integrity of my whole career in public service to this nation up against Trump’s lack of integrity any day of the week.”