Skip to comments.Explosive new revelations just weakened Trump’s impeachment defenses
Posted on 12/30/2019 3:08:59 PM PST by Maceman
. . . That possibility is underscored by the Times report, a chronology of Trumps decision to withhold aid to a vulnerable ally under assault while he and his henchmen extorted Ukraine into carrying out his corrupt designs.
The report demonstrates in striking detail that inside the administration, the consternation over the legality and propriety of the aid freeze and confusion over Trumps true motives ran much deeper than previously known, implicating top Cabinet officials more deeply than we thought.
Among the storys key points:
As early as June, acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney worked to execute the freeze for Trump, and a top aide to Mulvaney Robert Blair worried it would fuel the narrative that Trump was tacitly aiding Russia. Internal opposition was more forceful than previously known. The Pentagon pushed for the money for months.
Defense Secretary Mark Esper, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and then-national security adviser John Bolton privately urged Trump to understand that freezing the aid was not in our national interest.
Trump was unmoved, citing Ukraines corruption. We now know Trump actually wanted Ukraine to announce sham investigations absolving Russia of 2016 electoral sabotage and smearing potential 2020 opponent Joe Biden.
The Times report reveals that top Trump officials did not think that ostensibly combating Ukrainian corruption (which wasnt even Trumps real aim) was in our interests.
Lawyers at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) worked to develop a far-fetched legal argument that Trump could exercise commander-in-chief authority to override Congress appropriation of the aid, to get around the law precluding Trump from freezing it.
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Check it out. The CMOs (Corporate Media Organizations, which are not "the press") just don't stop.
Ukraine corrupt up to it’s eyeballs so you keep feeding it money that gets handed off top the Dems ?
Peddling the latest lie meme.
“Yeah, that’s the ticket.”
OK,let’s see if I have this straight.Recounts were gonna deny Trump the Presidency. Then it was faithless Electors. Then it was...
More Fake News
LMAO! Perfect name for them! Or Wile E. Coyote Democrats lol lol.
OK, where’s the face palm “Aw not this shit again” pic?
Once upon a dark and stormy night, I sat at the typewriter looking for a way out of my angst about the man I despised and hoped would be gone. His string orange hair wisped in the wind and betwixt the strands you could see his scalp. He was ugly and made America great again. I knew the enemy had set his eyes upon us, the guardians of darkness.
Forget that dude. This one rates the Godzilla facepalm. This fail is epic.
Why do they think anyone outside the Beltway and Manhattan cares about US aid to the Ukraine??? That country is so corrupt I'd be fine if Trump had never released it.
The more they try to slam Trump, the more they expose they aren’t seeking truth or justice, only a justification to slam Trump.
Not “destroyed”, “annihilated”, “pulverized”?
Ukraine bombed so bad it isn’t even part of the articles of impeachment. This hardly weakens his case.
Schitt is already saying this “new evidence” is all the more reason that the Senate needs to investigate more of this in the trial.
And gee, I wonder just how WaPo got this “new evidence”
Did anybody doubt that Lil’ Schitt would have a new work of fiction ready by the time they come back from break?
More specious crap from liars and breathless children.
Does anyone know if Ukraine has even used the javelins yet? I’ve read that there haven’t been tanks spotted in Ukraine for at least three years. So, where was the urgency? Why isn’t anyone reporting on this? ( hat’s a rhetorical question.)
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