Josh Kovensky

Josh Kovensky is a reporter for Talking Points Memo in New York City. He previously worked for the Kyiv Post in Ukraine, covering politics, business, and corruption there. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago.

Articles by Josh

In an explosive revelation Wednesday, the White House released call records showing President Trump pressing Ukraine’s president to dig up dirt on Joe Biden and to help in discrediting special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe.

Despite claims by Trump in advance of the release that the call was “perfect” and would be helpful to him, the record of the call showed Trump pressuring Ukraine on both fronts of the smear campaign being spearheaded by Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani.

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The House and Senate intelligence committees announced on Tuesday that the whistleblower behind a mysterious and explosive complaint reportedly about a pressure campaign to get Ukraine to manufacture dirt on Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden wants to dish to Congress.

The panels have sent letters to the whistleblower’s lawyer in a bid to schedule it, but there may be a problem.

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Three House panels investigating Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani’s attempts to push the Ukrainian government to fabricate damaging information about Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden threatened to subpoena the State Department if it refused to comply with an earlier request for information, a Monday letter shows.

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