Pentagon Chief Announces Cooperation With Donald Trump Investigation | International | News

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US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said Sunday that the Pentagon will cooperate with the investigation launched by Democrats in Congress to carry out a process of dismissal of Republican President Donald Trump.

"We will do everything we can to collaborate with Congress," Esper told CBS television.

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Democratic congressmen investigating the president demanded last Monday to the Pentagon the delivery of documents on the Ukrainian case, which has plunged the Republican billionaire into an awkward situation.

The opposition, majority in the lower house, wants to establish to what extent Trump pressured Ukraine in July to investigate his Democratic rival Joe Biden and, above all, if the president used military aid for Kiev as an instrument of blackmail.

These military funds were suspended for weeks during the summer.

Esper's statements arrive days after the White House announced that it would not cooperate with the lower house in its investigation to launch a impeachment process against Trump.

The Pentagon chief said on Sunday on Fox News that the US government or Trump himself could restrict the delivery of documents from the Department of Defense to Congress.

"I don't know what restrictions will apply internally," he said. "The White House also has something to say about the publication of documents."

On his side, President Trump used Twitter to spread conspiracy theories about an alleged "State within the State" that tries to take him out of power.

The president states that his telephone conversation with his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodimir Zelenski, on July 25, was perfect. (I)

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