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Trump's Whistleblower Scandal: Facts vs. Fiction About Ukraine

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The eastern European nation (and former Soviet republic) of Ukraine has been thrust into the news this week with the revelations about the phone call this past summer between President Trump and Ukraine's newly elected president, Volodymyr Zelenskyy.  

What do we know about this young new leader of Ukraine or, for that matter, any of the other figures who are mentioned in the Whistleblower complaint made public yesterday, or referenced by Presidents Trump and Zelenskyy in their infamous phone call on July 25th?  Tom's first guest today knows Ukraine well...  

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Eric Hontz is a senior program officer for Europe/Eurasia at CIPE.

Eric Hontz is a senior program officer for Europe & Eurasia at the Center for International Private Enterprise, a Washington-based research and consulting firm that promotes ethical business and democratic governance practices around the world.  He was in Ukraine just last week. He joins Tom today on the line from Washington DC.

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