The Ukraine affair, a surprise September storm and 'SNL' is back: The Morning Rundown
A timeline: Where the Biden-Ukraine allegations and the 2020 campaign meet.
President Donald Trump's allies began publicly pushing allegations about Joe Biden and his family in Ukraine shortly before the former vice president jumped into the 2020 presidential campaign. William Thomas Cain / Getty Images
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So when did the allegations about former Vice President Joe Biden and his son's work in Ukraine first emerge?
The president's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., and Brad Parscale, his 2020 campaign manager, both blasted out links to articles on Twitter within days of each other as Biden prepared to launch his 2020 presidential bid last April.
Those first mentions, distributed to their combined millions of social media followers, coincided with a spring effort by the president’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani to find damaging information on Biden.
Top White House aides plan to present Trump with a wide-ranging response strategy to the growing threat of impeachment in the coming days, following a week of mixed messaging and growing anxiety within Trump’s circle of advisers.
"We're not going to get caught flat-footed, and we're not going to take it lying down," one source told NBC News.
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The White House's personal attacks on the anonymous whistleblower began last week with Trump saying the people who the person worked with were "spies." On Sunday Trump tweeted that he deserved to meet his accuser.
And White House senior adviser Stephen Miller said on "Fox News Sunday" that the whistleblower amounted to a "deep state" operative whose "seven-page little Nancy Drew novel" of a complaint was a "partisan hit job."