Ukraine was allegedly told Trump wouldn't meet with Zelensky unless he would 'play ball'

Volodymyr Zelensky.
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The quid pro quo is getting less questionable.

In an attempt to distance President Trump from wrongdoing in a call with Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky, he and allies have tried to claim there was "no quid pro quo" offered in exchange for Zelensky investigating the Biden family. Yet an intelligence community member's whistleblower complaint released Thursday details several instances where phone calls and meetings with, as well as visits to Ukraine by Trump, were at least made to appear off limits until Zelensky did what he was asked.

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