All the president's men: Who are the supporting actors in Trump's Ukraine scandal?
President Donald Trump's efforts to pressure Ukraine into investigating a top rival in the 2020 U.S. presidential election prompted Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats in the House of Representatives to move ahead with an impeachment inquiry,...more
RUDY GIULIANI: Trump's personal attorney, a former New York mayor and 2008 presidential candidate, is a central figure in a scandal that has led to the impeachment inquiry. Acting independently of the U.S. government, Giuliani has urged Ukrainian...more
JOE BIDEN: The former vice president has long led a crowded field of 19 candidates hoping to win the Democratic Party's nomination to face Trump in the November 2020 election. Biden has accused Giuliani of peddling "false, debunked conspiracy...more
HUNTER BIDEN: Biden's son served on the board of Burisma Group, a privately held natural gas producer, between 2014 and 2018. Biden says he has done nothing wrong, but admitted that family connections may have helped him get the position. Burisma...more
WILLIAM BARR: In the July phone call, Trump encouraged Zelenskiy to work with Barr, the U.S. attorney general, to investigate the Bidens. Barr did not learn of the call until several weeks after it took place, and has not communicated with Ukraine,...more
MIKE POMPEO: The U.S. secretary of state, a vocal Trump supporter, was on the phone call between Trump and Zelenskiy but did not say whether he heard anything unusual. He has ordered State Department officials not to cooperate with the impeachment...more
KURT VOLKER: A former U.S. special representative for Ukraine, Volker was one of two American diplomats who pressured their Ukrainian counterparts to launch investigations that could benefit Trump, according to text messages he provided to...more
GORDON SONDLAND: Sondland, a Trump donor who serves as U.S. ambassador to the European Union, was also involved in the effort to get Ukraine to investigate Biden and the 2016 election, the text messages show. In one exchange, Sondland sought to...more
MASHA YOVANOVITCH: The former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine was abruptly recalled to the United States in May, leaving Washington without a top-level diplomatic presence in a country on the front lines of the West's standoff with Russia. A career...more
RICK PERRY: The U.S. energy secretary is one of three officials, along with Sondland and Volker, who was assigned to take the lead on Ukraine after Yovanovitch was ousted, according to George Kent, a U.S. State Department official who spoke to...more
FIONA HILL: Trump's former Russia adviser told lawmakers on Oct. 14 that she and her boss at the time, former National Security Adviser John Bolton, were alarmed by the efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate Biden. She said Bolton characterized...more
MICHAEL ATKINSON: As the intelligence community's inspector general, Atkinson handled a complaint by an unidentified whistleblower who first reported concerns about the Trump administration's efforts to improperly involve Ukraine in U.S. affairs....more
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