WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Thursday again invited foreign interference in a U.S. presidential election, calling on Ukraine and China to investigate Democratic political rival Joe Biden - similar to a request that has already triggered an impeachment inquiry in Congress.

As he left the White House for a visit to Florida, Trump told reporters he believed Beijing should investigate Biden and his businessman son Hunter Biden.

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Former Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin is at the center of an international scandal that has landed Donald Trump in the sights of an impeachment inquiry. Associated Press photo

Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on Radio Free Europe/Radio Free Liberty.

KYIV, Ukraine -- When Viktor Shokin was fired as Ukraine's prosecutor-general in March 2016, after less than 14 months in the post, it was seen as a crucial development in a country under pressure to curb corruption and get serious about reforms. Now Shokin's dismissal, and Ukraine itself, are at the center of a political whirlwind in Washington that is buffeting Donald Trump's presidency and playing into the 2020 White House race.

Here is a look at the arguments, facts, and evidence in the dispute pitting Trump against former Vice President Joe Biden, a front-runner for the Democratic nomination to challenge the incumbent in the election next year.

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File this under, "It's a bold strategy, Cotton."

Former Vice President Joe Biden has suggested essentially moving U.S. troops from Afghanistan to Pakistan, whence they could launch counter-terrorism raids over the border, as needed.

Biden, who is attempting to secure the Democratic nomination for president in the 2020 election, mentioned his plan during Thursday night's Democratic debate in Houston.

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Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden (Reuters photo)

A heartbreaking war story former Vice President Joe Biden has told on the campaign trail for years never actually happened, according to a new report in the Washington Post.

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Maj. Ginger Tate speaks to former Vice President Joe Biden during a rally in South Carolina on Aug. 28, 2019. (Twitter/Bo Erickson)

A major with the South Carolina Army National Guard has highlighted military's struggle to remain apolitical in an intensely partisan environment by telling former Vice President Joe Biden that she is praying that he wins the 2020 presidential election.

Maj. Ginger Tate, assigned to the 228th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade headquartered in Spartanburg, South Carolina, attended a nearby Biden rally while wearing her Army uniform on Wednesday, telling Biden that she waited six years to present either him or former President Barack Obama with a challenge coin that she and her first sergeant had possessed since their Afghanistan deployment.

"When I saw on the news last night that you were coming, I just had to be here," Tate said in a video tweeted by CBS News reporter Bo Erickson. "Thank you so much for your guidance as I took 130 soldiers over. I brought them back and I'm so honored to have served under your administration and your leadership, and I hope and pray that you will be our next president of the United States."

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TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday publicly endorsed North Korea's scathing personal attack on former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, dismissing criticism that he was siding with a foreign dictator over a fellow American.

"Well, Kim Jong Un made a statement that Joe Biden is a low IQ individual. He probably is, based on his record. I think I agree with him on that," Trump told a news conference in Tokyo.

Trump's comments on the world stage reinforced a tweet that he sent on Saturday with a similar message and drew renewed criticism of the president back home.

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