Diplomat at center of Trump inquiry says he warned Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — The former special U.S. envoy to Ukraine told lawmakers Thursday that he wasn’t personally involved in President Donald Trump’s effort to have that country’s leaders investigate Joe Biden’s family and that he warned Ukrainians to steer clear of American politics.

Trump lashes out in anger as Democrats warn of legal action

In appearances in the Oval Office and a joint press conference with the president of Finland, Trump displayed an unusual show of anger as he defended what he has called his “perfect” phone call with Zelenskiy. He suggested, without evidence, that House intelligence committee Chairman Adam Schiff may have committed treason, and, again without evidence, labeled Biden and his son “stone cold crooked.”

Joe Biden will run

Former Vice President Joe Biden is expected to officially launch his presidential bid next Wednesday, according to The Atlantic. Sources said Biden will make the announcement for his 2020 presidential run by video, using footage shot outside his old home in Scranton, Pa.