Media reported September 27, 2019, Trump’s special envoy to Ukraine, Kurt Volker, was resigning. The backdrop is that of the whistleblower’s complaint.
Top on the charts in American political news is Trump’s alleged campaign finance fraud connected to a call he made to Ukrainian counterpart in July 2019. Tump is accused of having used his office to force the government of Urkaine to investigate Democratic presidential candidate and political rival, Joe Biden, in exchange for military aid. Days after the story broke, Trump’s special envoy to Ukraine, Kurt Volker, resigned, exacerbating the row.
President Trump‘s Special Envoy for Ukraine Kurt Volker has stepped down from his post, days after revelations that Trump had pressed Ukraine’s government to investigate Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden.
An Arizona State University (ASU) official confirmed to The State Press, the student newspaper at ASU, that Volker had resigned, saying Volker met with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday to announce his departure from the administration.
Volker has served as executive director of the McCain Institute, which is part of ASU. The official said the university could not speak to his future at the institute, saying the university does not comment on personnel matters.
Volker was appointed U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations in July 2017 while leading the D.C.-based McCain Institute, which aims to make a difference in people’s lives in the areas of “leadership development, human rights, rule of law, international security and combating human trafficking,” according to its website.
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