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Yesterday, Kurt Volker (Trump’s FORMER envoy to Ukraine) who recently resigned (like – last week even!) gave testimony to the House Intelligence Committee. There were also text messages (23 pages) released which show Volker telling an aide of the Ukrainian president that if he wanted a trip to DC, he’d have to investigate Hunter Biden and the 2016 election.
Like this one.
That text apparently was sent just a few hours before the now-infamous call between Trump and Zelensky. And naturally, Democrats are all, “OMG QUID PRO QUO OMG OMG OMG.”
Apparently, earlier texts show Volker saying that the “most important thing” in the call was for Zelensky to “say that he will help investigation” and there were discussions between Volker and fellow diplomats about what a statement from the Ukraine announcing an official investigation would look like.
Then, the Zelensky aide said that the trip to DC should be confirmed FIRST, and THEN they’d announce a probe into Burisma and election meddling in 2016. Volker’s response was, “Sounds great!”
Um, you guys? Why is this a thing? Democrats have spent the past three years insisting there was election meddling and calling for investigations and investigating. And now they’re pissed that Trump has asked for investigation into election meddling? WHIZZAH WHUZZAH?
Do we not want to know about 2016 election meddling now? When did that change? Was Biden VP during the 2016 election or wasn’t he? Just because he’s running for president now doesn’t get him off the hook for what me may or may not have been involved with during the 2016 election. I thought no one was above the law?
Oh wait. That only applies to Republicans, right?
Adam Schiff published the released texts on Twitter last night, and then he and his pals Elijah Cummings and Eliot Engel wrote a letter to say that Trump’s administration is unethical and unpatriotic.
‘This is not normal or acceptable. It is unethical, unpatriotic, and wrong,’ the three chairmen wrote.
‘American Presidents should never press foreign powers to target their domestic political rivals.
‘Engaging in these stunning abuses in broad daylight does not absolve President Trump of his wrongdoings – or his grave offenses against the Constitution.
‘The excerpts we are providing are still only a subset of the full body of materials, which we hope to make public after a review for personally identifiable information.’
Trump isn’t backing down. In fact, he’s bringing China into the mix.
‘I would say that President Zelensky, if it were me, I would recommend that they start an investigation into the Bidens. Because nobody has any doubt that they weren’t crooked,’ Trump said.
‘I would think if they were honest about it they’d start a major investigation into the Bidens. It’s a very simple answer.
‘Likewise China should start an investigation into the Bidens. Because what happened to China is about as bad as what would happen to Ukraine.’
Asked if he had requested President Xi to help investigate the Biden family, Mr Trump said: ‘I haven’t but clearly it’s something we should start thinking about.’
Trump doubled down on his comments in a tweet, saying: ‘As the President of the United States, I have an absolute right, perhaps even a duty, to investigate, or have investigated, CORRUPTION, and that would include asking, or suggesting, other Countries to help us out!’
So this is where we are. Trump is reportedly basically DARING Pelosi to have a vote on impeachment and stop this mindless investigating. And it sounds like he may not cooperate with the current investigation WITHOUT a vote.
It’s going down for real, y’all. BUCKLE UP.