Trump Wants AG Barr to Investigate Hillary Clinton, Steele Dossier & Ukraine Links
President calls for attorney general to 'find out what is going on' with potential ties
President Donald Trump says he wants Attorney General William Barr to investigate potential links between twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, the Steele dossier, and Ukraine.
Speaking to Sean Hannity on his Fox News show "Hannity" Monday night, President Trump called on AG Barr to "find out what is going on" with the controversial anti-Trump dossier, compiled by British ex-spy Christopher Steele, and how Ukraine and Hillary are linked to it.
Trump told Hannity that he's been “hearing about” potential ties between Clinton, the dossier and Ukraine and wants the attorney general to investigate further.
“I heard they got somebody who wrote the fake dossier was out of Ukraine.
"All of the things that happened."
“And, I assume that the attorney general -- I would like the attorney general to find out what’s going on," the president continued.
"Because, you know what? We are investigating corruption.”
Trump has continued to face criticism over allegations he temporarily delayed $391 million in aid in order to leverage Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky into investigating potential Ukrainian involvement with Democrats during the 2016 election.
The investigation request was part of a phone call between the two world leaders.
However, both Trump and Zelensky have insisted there was no pressure involved.
The call was the basis for an anonymous whistleblower complaint that sparked House Democrats to launch an impeachment inquiry.
The process has included several closed-door interviews with officials related to U.S.-Ukraine relations.
The complaint also alleged that Trump wanted Ukraine to help the president's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter’s business dealings with Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings.
House Democrats have been investigating whether the president engaged in a political quid pro quo when he asked the new Ukraine president to do a "favor” during the controversial conversation.
It is illegal to solicit or receive anything of value from a foreign entity in U.S. elections.