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Trump Says There Was No Quid Pro Quo, Even When Insisting It Wouldn’t Be Impeachable


President Donald Trump insisted Sunday that there wasn’t a quid pro quo between him and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, but if there was, it wouldn’t be impeachable.

Trump faces an impeachment inquiry after he asked Zelensky to look into whether Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden got a Ukrainian prosecutor fired for looking into Burisma, a company where the VP’s son Hunter Biden served on the board of directors. POTUS has repeatedly denied this being a quid pro quo for military aid.

Others, including GOP senators, had actually called for the prosecutor’s ouster at the time because he was allegedly lax on corruption. Neither of the Bidens have been substantively accused of wrongdoing in this matter.

In any case, Trump’s new tweet caught the attention of some legal experts and people in the media.

The president and his allies insist that the “quid pro pro” controversy is strictly politically motivated.

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