Ukrainian officials are talking about ways to improve their standing with President Donald Trump — including new investigations — amid the House Democrats' impeachment inquiry, CNN reported.
Citing two unnamed sources who met recently with Ukrainian officials, the news outlet reported the Ukrainian government could still announce probes that would be politically beneficial to Trump.
Ukrainian officials know any potential investigations would need to look into current issues and not past ones, CNN reported, citing one of the unnamed sources.
Trump's request for Ukrainians to investigate their country's supposed interference in the 2016 election and former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden, is a cornerstone of the impeachment probe.
CNN reported Ukrainians are not only dependent on the United States for security assistance, they are also seeking more support.
But many of the American officials who handle U.S.-Ukraine relations are now involved in the impeachment probe, and are viewed by the Ukrainians as having lost the "confidence of Trump," one source told CNN.
"They need a special envoy who has direct access to Trump," the source said.
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