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Thu Oct 3, 2019, 06:02 PM

Trump raised Biden with Xi in June call housed in highly secure server

Source: CNN

Washington (CNN)When President Donald Trump suggested without prompting that China should investigate Joe Biden and his son, he thrust another political grudge into what was already the world's most complicated and consequential relationship.

The move startled Chinese officials, who say they have little interest in becoming embroiled in a US political controversy. And it amounted to the latest extraordinary effort by Trump to openly request political assistance from foreign governments.

Thursday's comments weren't the first time Trump has injected Biden into his relationship with China, though he said Thursday he has never pushed Xi to investigate the former vice president. Nor is it the first time he has sought to trade favors with Xi, who this week celebrated the 70th birthday of his ruling communist party with a note of congratulations from Trump.

During a phone call with Xi on June 18, Trump raised Biden's political prospects as well as those of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who by then had started rising in the polls, according to two people familiar with the discussion. In that call, Trump also told Xi he would remain quiet on Hong Kong protests as trade talks progressed.




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Suburban Warrior Oct 3 OP
BumRushDaShow Oct 3 #1
The Liberal Lion Oct 3 #2
Chemisse Oct 3 #5
hedda_foil Oct 3 #3
Docreed2003 Oct 3 #4
tinrobot Oct 3 #6
Bayard Oct 4 #7

Response to Suburban Warrior (Original post)

Thu Oct 3, 2019, 06:03 PM

1. Just saw the breaking.

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Response to Suburban Warrior (Original post)

Thu Oct 3, 2019, 06:07 PM

2. Everytime I refresh my browser trump has committed another crime

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Response to The Liberal Lion (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 3, 2019, 08:08 PM

5. That's so true - at least today! n/t

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Response to Suburban Warrior (Original post)

Thu Oct 3, 2019, 06:14 PM

3. How do you say quid pro quo in Mandarin?

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Response to hedda_foil (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 3, 2019, 06:16 PM

4. 交換條件

According to google translate...

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Response to Suburban Warrior (Original post)

Thu Oct 3, 2019, 08:23 PM

6. Not just Biden, also Warren, and that is important.

It shows it is not about Biden, specifically. He is asking foreign powers to dig up dirt on all of his potential rivals.

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Response to Suburban Warrior (Original post)

Fri Oct 4, 2019, 09:16 AM

7. I don't get this

1) What is Joe Biden supposed to have done in China?

2) How is tRump demanding China investigate anything, when he won't talk to them about tariffs, and wrecking the economy?

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