What in the world is going on with Biden, Trump and Ukraine?

What in the world is going on with Biden, Trump and Ukraine? 1

 

President Donald Trump and Former Vice President Joe Biden are clashing over a July phone call in which Trump suggested to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that Biden and his son had contributed to the country's "corruption" problem. Chris Cillizza explains why in the world Ukraine is currently at the center of US politics — and what we know about what *actually* happened. #CNN #News #Cillizza

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70 Comments on "What in the world is going on with Biden, Trump and Ukraine?"

  1. Hey, Chris here — how much did you know about the controversy in Ukraine before this week?

  2. This seems like a video to explain the next narrative 🤔

    • Armando De Los Santos | September 24, 2019 at 11:40 AM | Reply

      Kind of like the official story of 9/11

    • It’s f**king CNN propaganda to save Biden’s a**. They have this cutesy little weasel trying make excuses for Biden’s corruption while using a snarky tone when referring to Trump, with sighs, hmmms, and eyerolls for ABSOLUTELY NO REASON! He’s actually trying to make it sound like Trump is up to something nefarious, UNREAL!! Distract, deflect and blameshift. And thus the spread of TDS continues. 🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄

  3. Somone tell this guy he’s not funny please

  4. let’s see that whistle-blower report and trump’s phone call transcripts. yeah, didn’t think the facts would be made to the public.

    • @CxIRL Go back to your video games where at least you could pretend to be relevant !! 😶

    • Trump’s team just needs to edit the transcripts first before they release it.

    • @Happy Youtuber I’ve seen more interference with this White House these past 2 weeks than I did in a whole Saturday of college football !!
      And that includes FBS AND FCS !! 😶

    • Which phone was it? I understand there were multiple. Trump will probably release the one where he claims Ukraine loves him and he has always been a big Ukraine fan, no bigger fan than him and then launch into how great his tax cuts, tariff war, and yada yada yada………….

  5. Dan Bongino called this out months ago

    • Asking for help from a foreign country to investigate your political opponent is illegal. Even Fox News Judge Nap. has said this Field Flower.

    • Let me amend this. As part of your official position in government, if you ask for substantive help from a foreign GOVERNMENT, which the president of Ukraine represents, then this is illegal. Its very clear cut to be honest. For example, would you have been ok with Obama in his official position as president calling and asking Putin for help investigating Trump back in 2016? (for example his golden shower thing or the Trump Tower in Moscow thing). An official investigating body doing this is ok. But a President directly calling and asking for personal help that aids their campaign = ILLEGAL. No getting around it.

    • @Michae Dove Well technically the subject of the investigation is a private citizen not running for the office. It may also tie into the former VP.

      When Hunter took the job on the board of the biggest oil company of Ukraine despite no expertise in the gas industry, while his dad was the top diplomat of the US to Ukraine, the press asked about the conflict of interest and they were told he was a private citizen. Has that changed? 🙂

    • Michael Dove, Well technically the subject of the investigation is a private citizen not running for the office. It may also tie into the former VP.

      When Hunter took the job on the board of the biggest oil company of Ukraine despite no expertise in the gas industry, while his dad was the top diplomat of the US to Ukraine, the press asked about the conflict of interest and they were told he was a private citizen. Has that changed? 🙂

    • Yea, the mainstream media is only covering it now because they are trying to do damage-control! Losers…

  6. Trent Montgomery | September 24, 2019 at 11:48 AM | Reply

    Any turn from consistency is abrupt and a lack of confidence.

  7. I heard Shifty shift. Absolute proof Trump colluded with Russia why don’t you interview him and ask him about it

  8. 1stLTroastabotch | September 24, 2019 at 11:55 AM | Reply

    lets get a squeaker on here to explain to skinny jean kids…absolutely nothing

  9. Complete damage control. WHAT A JOKE

  10. Reading the comments here, I am not really sure that the thumbs up, thumbs down is accurate :).

  11. This is about Biden and Ukraine , Trump has nothing to do with it.

  12. ENTERTAINMENT and THINNING the race 🤔
    MSM 🤢🤮

  13. If the comments here represent CNN followers, then Trump is a shoe-in in 2020.

    • @liquid79 . It’s most of the post board. Find something better than corporate news.

    • @Good Day . What did you believe them on?
      They’ve been lying about trump through omission. Get real news

    • @FEINSTEIN KUSHNER . Yeah… meanwhile, Mueller helped lie us into Iraq for gwBush when he was head of fbi. It was on tv. But it cost less than that stupid parade your president threw for his own gratification. Deep state is neocons. They support weapons spending and bankerism..

      Please don’t call me a Russian bot like the people who used to watch this..

    • Jeiku Anime Review | September 24, 2019 at 11:16 PM | Reply

      @Owen Zappa
      Who? Where?
      Which one specifically?
      I swear this is the defense mechanism of a 12 year old
      “Everyone who disagrees with me is a Russian robooooooot!”

    • FEINSTEIN KUSHNER: Nope. The US government recovered MANY millions, thanks to Mr. “Lock HER up!”, Mr. Michael Flynn. Remember that?

  14. Wow Chris, that was excuse was super cringe.

  15. Biden knew he could make a lot of money as Vice President.

    • Its not called diversified, and he only let his children control some of his businesses, and these children have regular meetings with him. So, yes, it is a clear violation of the emoluments clause to literally anyone actually paying attention. Just look up the air force people who stayed at Trump resorts, or Pence, or how Trump forced the secret service to set up shop in Trump Tower, or how he visits Marlago on the US taxpayer dime all the time and the club prints Presidential golf balls and advertises how you could see the President and raised their club fees massively. Maybe look at how he uses his official position to advertise how great his clubs are and where they are located. Hell, even Kellyane Conway got in on the schtick.

    • And a good reason for his clubs taking a hit could be that he lies all the time and openly panders to racists, so a lot of people don’t want anything to do with him. He’s been trying to get some of that money back by encouraging people to stay at his properties (ala the air force people, pence, his trips, etc)

    • ROXEY
      It’s “divested “not “diversified”. What is it with all you Trump supporters that none of you have a grasp of the English language?

    • He doesn’t know a hole in the ground from his own a..hole..!!!!

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  16. Crazy dumb CNN host desperately trying to get ahead of the story and convince the sheeple of the official narrative before the truth finally comes out.

  17. michaelthemovieman | September 24, 2019 at 3:25 PM | Reply

    Looks like Pelosi is getting ready to throw the 2020 election to Trump at 4…

  18. Hmmmm… This is my srprisedface at CNN assuming that anybody with any logic is a fall-in-line Democrat!!

    This gets a 5 pinnochio! Next…

  19. Trump and Biden should fist fight to solve this issue.

  20. What in the world is going on with Fredo CuHomo?

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