US State Department releases records related to Ukraine dealings
The US State Department has released records related to its dealings with Ukraine.
The near-100 page document was only made public after a freedom of information lawsuit was brought by an ethics watchdog.
It confirms multiple contacts between Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani earlier this year.
The exchanges took place in the months before the then-US ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, was recalled.
It supports testimony at the Impeachment inquiry that senior officials were aware of efforts to pressure Kyiv into investigating Trump’s rival Joe Biden.
Al Jazeera’s John Hendren has more from Washington, DC.
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