Reports on phone call with Ukraine president put Trump on shaky ground

US President Donald Trump (left) is facing new scrutiny over reports of a phone call on July 25 where he urged Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky (right) to investigate former US vice-president Joe Biden's son over allegations of corruption.
US President Donald Trump (left) is facing new scrutiny over reports of a phone call on July 25 where he urged Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky (right) to investigate former US vice-president Joe Biden's son over allegations of corruption.PHOTOS: AFP

WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump has been facing new scrutiny this week over reports that in a July 25 phone call, he urged Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate former US vice-president Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, over allegations of corruption.

Washington Post and New York Times, citing unnamed administration officials, reported that the call occurred soon after the Trump administration decided to delay close to US$400 million (S$551 million) in military aid to Ukraine.

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