Ukraine was about to cave to Trump's demands. Then the public found out about the whistleblower.

Jonathan Ernst/Reuters Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was set to publicly announce the investigations President Donald Trump requested Ukraine launch into the Bidens days before the whistleblower complaint. The New York Times reported that Zelensky was set to announce the investigations into Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian energy company that had Hunter Biden on its board, and the 2016 election in a September 13 interview with CNN's Fareed Zarakia. But days before, on September 9, an explosive whistleblower complaint was turned over to Congress by the Director of National Intelligence alleging that Trump was improperly leveraging military aid for the probes. And on September 11, the US lifted the hold it had previously placed on the military aid package to Ukraine.  The whistleblower's complaint has since been corroborated by the White House's notes of the call, White House officials, and the sworn testimony of several career diplomatic and national-security officials. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was set to publicly announce the investigations President Donald Trump requested Ukraine launch into the Bidens and the 2016 election just days before the whistleblower complaint detailing Trump's communications with Ukraine, according to a new report from The New York Times. Trump is currently facing an impeachment inquiry over anonymous whistleblower's complaint, turned over to Congress in early September, that Trump was "using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country" in the 2020 US election in a series of events culminating in a July 25 phone call with Zelensky.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Extremists turned a frog meme into a hate symbol, but Hong Kong protesters revived it as an emblem of hopeSee Also:Trump reportedly tried, and failed, to get his attorney general to hold a news conference defending the Ukraine callFormer diplomat Kurt Volker says Rudy Giuliani was a 'direct conduit' to Ukraine and demanded they publicly announce an investigation into the BidensGordon Sondland, US ambassador to the EU, is the latest witness to confirm a quid pro quo between Trump and UkraineSEE ALSO: Here's how Trump could be impeached, removed from office, and still win re-election in 2020