CNN host Jake Tapper sparred Sunday with Rep. Jim Jordan over the House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry into President Trump, defending former Vice President Joseph R. Biden’s son and his dealings with Ukraine.
Mr. Tapper told the Ohio Republican that the transcript of a White House call with Ukraine’s president shows that Mr. Trump withheld aid to Ukraine and requested a probe into Mr. Biden and his son over a $50,000-per-month payment in connection to a Ukrainian energy company.
“I can’t believe that that’s OK with you,” Mr. Tapper told the lawmaker.
The transcript, which came to light as part of a whistleblower complaint, has been the subject of an impeachment inquiry into the president, formally launched last week by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
House Democrats assert that the president was pressuring a foreign government to investigate his political rival.
Mr. Jordan asserted there was wrongdoing on behalf of the Bidens and their financial dealings with Ukraine while Mr. Biden was vice president.
But the CNN host pushed back, saying those charges were unfounded.