1. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, (D) Presidential Candidate:
"There is no truth in his charges and attacks against me and my son. Zero. Every independent news organization that's reviewed his charges at length found them to be flat out lies. And Trump knows it, but the old method he has used very well since he was a businessman. Repeat, repeat, repeat the lie."
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2. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, (D) Presidential Candidate:
"My insistence that a prosecutor who is viewed as corrupt be replaced was the official position of the president the United States, the United States government, supported by Republican senators, who sent a letter, sent a letter in 2016 calling for the removal of Shokin, because of corruption, supported by the European Union, the International Monetary Fund, our allies including the UK, France, Germany. What Trump did in Ukraine was to carry out a secret policy for his own personal political benefit in the hope that he wouldn't have to face me and my guess is anyone else who he thought was likely to win. What I did was to seek to replace a weak prosecutor with one who we hoped would go after corruption that is holding Ukraine back. The rest of the world was threatening not to continue to support Ukraine unless they dealt with the corruption. What Trump did was hold hostage political support and hundreds of millions of desperately needed dollars to a country at war to advance his own political demands. If they had been written as a sitcom it wouldn't have been believed. I mean think about this and now there's a report that not only did Trump send Rudy Giuliani, a man of great integrity (laughing) his personal lawyer to carry out his scheme and co-opt the State Department. It's been alleged that the allies of Giuliani were working on a side deal at the same time to make millions in Ukraine, just alleged, don't know for a fact. A corrupt scheme with an additional helping of corruption and self- dealing on the side. Classic Trump."
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is saying for the first time that President Donald Trump must be impeached for abusing the powers of his office to help his own reelection.
Biden made the remarks campaigning Wednesday in New Hampshire.
Biden said "there is no truth in his charges and attacks against me and my son. Zero."
Trump in a July phone call to Ukraine's leader had asked for "a favor" of investigating Biden and his son, Hunter.
"What Trump did in Ukraine was to carry out a secret policy for his own personal political benefit in the hope that he wouldn't have to face me and my guess is anyone else who he thought was likely to win," said Biden.
House Democrats have begun impeachment proceedings against Trump based on a rough transcript of the July 25 telephone call.
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