In the call, Trump prodded Zelenskiy to work with Giuliani and Barr to investigate Biden and said that Giuliani would be calling him. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 175 points, or 0.7%, at 26,982, the S&P 500 index climbed 0.6% at 2,984, while the Nasdaq Composite Index advanced 1% to 8,070.
The White House released a partial transcript of a phone call between Trump and Zelensky on Wednesday, with the whistleblower complaint that has now triggered an impeachment inquiry into the president being released by Congress on Thursday.
A senior Ukrainian security official submitted his resignation before President Volodymyr Zelenskiy began a visit to the United States this week, the president's office says.
He said he was not aware of any evidence suggesting wrongdoing on Hunter Biden's part, but said it was in the Ukrainian public interest to ascertain the legality of his activities.
The whistleblower said in the complaint that Giuliani traveled to Spain in early August to meet with one of Zelenskiy's advisers and that USA officials characterized the meeting to the whistleblower as a "direct follow-up" to Trump's call.
USA officials were concerned, the whistleblower said, with Giuliani and his contacts with Ukrainian officials. Although the whistle-blower did not claim direct knowledge of the discussions, the complaint suggests that the objective of sending Perry was to feel out whether Zelenskiy planned to "play ball" with the Biden investigation.
"The speaker has made it very clear that we are not to let momentum drop in this two weeks", he said. Trump claims those servers are located in Ukraine.
‘Moment of truth’ at key United Nations climate summit
Or, as someone said at Friday's rally on the Capitol steps: The world will go on, but we will not be able to live on it. President Trump is not participating in the highly anticipated worldwide gathering.
Georgia officials confirm 5 lung cases tied to vaping
Layden said the survey might be able to fill in some details to explain why some people become sick and others do not. Williams said the average age of patients with the vaping-related pulmonary disease in Wisconsin is 19.
Josh Rosen to start for Dolphins against Cowboys
Arizona traded Rosen to Miami after drafting him in first round in 2018 before getting Kyler Murray No. 1 overall this year. Heck, Miami traded a franchise left tackle - one of the game's most important positions - a week before the opener.
After arriving back at his home in Indiana, Vice President Mike Pence was vocal in his criticism of "baseless accusations" by Democrats against President Trump.
Leshchenko is also no fan of Trump or Rudy Giuliani, who has led a one-man campaign to dig up dirt in Ukraine on the Bidens.
Schiff wouldn't say Thursday if Giuliani would be called to testify but stressed the former New York City Mayor was "clearly at the center of a lot of this".
The two-time attorney general-serving under both Trump and George H.W. Bush-has ordered an investigation into the genesis of the Russian collusion investigation headed by former Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
"As is our practice, we don't comment on any (conversation) between the president and the vice president", said Marc Short, Pence's chief of staff. Web searches for "hyphen" skyrocketed as people second-guessed whether they (or the president) really knew what a hyphen was.