Trump urged Ukraine's president to investigate the Bidens with Attorney General William Barr, transcript reveals

William Barr and Donald Trump.
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President Trump urged Ukraine's president to investigate the Bidens with Attorney General William Barr and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani, a rough transcript of a call between the two leaders released Wednesday reveals.

After a whistleblower reported Trump had created a threat to national security, news reports quickly revealed it had to do with a call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in which Trump asked Zelensky to investigate his 2020 rival Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden. That was all confirmed in the transcript released Wednesday by the White House.

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