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Once again, the poster posts ANOTHER....

 

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BY:  Amber Athey

 

Prior to releasing the transcript of his call with the Ukrainian president, President Donald Trump commented several times on the content of the transcript. Now that it’s out, how do these statements measure up?

 

The White House released the un-redacted transcript after Democrats pushed for impeachment against the president, claiming that he threatened to withhold aid from Ukraine until the country launched an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden. Trump previously admitted that he asked for an investigation into Biden, but denied that he dangled military aid in a quid pro quo arrangement.

 

Here are the following public statements Trump made about the call, and whether or not they were confirmed by the transcript:

 

On Asking For Investigation Of Biden: The conversation I had was largely congratulatory. It was largely corruption—all of the corruption taking place. It was largely the fact that we don’t want our people, like Vice President Biden and his son, creating to [sic] the corruption already in the Ukraine.”

 

The transcript of the call confirms that Trump asked Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelensky multiple times to investigate why Biden pressured Ukraine into firing a prosecutor that was looking into his son’s business ties. Hunter Biden sat on the board of Burisma, a Ukrainian oil company, and was receiving $50,000 a month when the prosecutor was fired. Biden bragged about withholding a $1 billion loan from Ukraine until they agreed to oust the prosecutor, but Ukraine has previously said there isn’t evidence that he did so to protect the business paying his son.

 

Trump said on the call, “There’s a lot of talk about Biden’s son, that Biden stopped the prosecution and a lot of people want to find out about that so whatever you can do with the Attorney General would be great. Biden went around bragging that he stopped the prosecution so if you can look into it … It sounds horrible to me.”

 

The call also revealed that the situation was first brought up by Zelensky with his mention of Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who had previously traveled to Ukraine to look into Biden’s dealings.

“I will personally tell you that one of my assistants spoke with Mr. Giuliani just recently and we are hoping very much that Mr. Giuliani will be able to travel to Ukraine,” Zelensky said.

 

On A Quid Pro Quo Arrangement: “I did not make a statement that you have to do this or I won’t give you aid.”

 

Nowhere in the transcript does the president mention withholding hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid to Zelensky, and not in the context of investigating Biden. Early in the call, Trump does signal that the “United States has been very good to Ukraine” in terms of providing aid.

 

In what Democrats are citing as proof of a “quid pro quo” arrangement, Zelenksy brings up that the Ukraine would like to purchase more U.S. military equipment, and Trump responds by asking for an investigation into 2016 election meddling.

 

“We are ready to continue to cooperate for the next steps specifically we are almost ready to buy more Javelins from the United States for defense purposes,” Zelensky says.

 

Trump replies, “I would like you to do us a favor though,” and proceeds to ask Zelensky if he will investigate the private security firm Crowdstrike and other allegations that Ukraine may have been involved in election meddling. The “favor” does not appear to be connected to the Biden investigation as previously claimed.

 

On Withholding Military Aid From Ukraine:My complaint has always been, and I’d withhold again, and I will continue to withhold until such time as Europe and other nations contribute to Ukraine”

 

Trump claimed on Tuesday that he withheld military aid from Ukraine because he wanted to pressure other European countries into paying their fair share. During the call, the president did indeed bring up other countries’ lack of support for Ukraine in the context of U.S. aid.

 

“We spend a lot of effort and a lot of time,” Trump said. “Much more than the European countries are doing and they should be helping you more than they are. Germany does almost nothing for you.”

 

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Quid No Show!!

 

You guys are JUST TOO FUNNY!

 

 

 

 

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brings new meaning to the term ignorant!!!!
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I'm surprised how some want others to be as ignorant as they are and ignore the facts and destroy our beloved democracy.  Shame on them and their "burger".


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@Tom5678 wrote:

Here you go Jim:

 

A phone call full of corruption.


Again TOO FUNNY!!

 

Spell it out!

 

Where are the "High Crimes & Misdemeanors" that you think the President has committed that rises to the level of impeachment???

 

You guys have nothing but wishful thinking.

 

Get over yourselves and move on.  

 

You get another bite at the apple in 2020 unless the dimms continue to squander it by continuing to bore the American voters that are already weary of their Trump Derangement Syndrome...

 

Move on...

 

 

 

 

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@Tom5678 wrote:
Independant here my friend, what I am watching is a White House FULL of corruption. Needs to be impeached. Imagine for one minute if this had happened under President Obama, he would have been impeached in days, or less......heads would have rolled!! .Trump deserves what he gets, hopefully impeachment followed by jail time!!!

Independent here as well, Tom.  Have voted Republican many times, but never Conseravtive moron.


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@jimc91 wrote:

Another nothing burger compliments of the dimms that lost the 2016 election...

 

Another bogus claim by a poster who claimed there would be a RED Wave in 2018...

 

Its time to return control of the House to Republicans and get on with moving the country forward.  Wrong again....  The country could continue to move forward if the GOP weren't sitting on so many Hosue approved legislation....

 

The 2020 election is going to be easier that I thought all because the dimms learned absolutely nothing from the 2016 election.  The country learned how ignorant and horrible the Cons were, as illustrated in the 2018 elections.  I hope most are as complacent as you.....trump sure isn't....

 

So carry on everybody!  Well, gee.....thanks!  Keep doing what you are doing and watch the Independents teach you once again!!  Yep, indeed!  Surf's up!!!

 

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jimc91:   Another nothing burger compliments of the dimms that lost the 2016 election...

 

 

Trump asks Ukraine to investigate his political rival while holding back money Ukraine needs for defense and you think that's a "nothingburger"? What it is is an impeachable offense, and this was no doubt the least incriminating thing they could find to give the Democrats. God only knows what will come to light when the whistleblower gets to talk.

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Thanks Jim, we sure will and will look forward to moving more fascist repubs, that blindly follow the authoritarian

trump, out of office. 

This release was only an edited memo, why not include the whole conversation?

Hiding something!

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Meet the dumbest criminals on the planet. ROFL

 

 

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https://thehill.com/homenews/house/463013-white-house-inadvertently-sends-ukraine-talking-points-to-...

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