Six basic facts paint a very dark picture for the President and his senior team

Discussion in 'Politics' started by JoeNation, Nov 12, 2019.

  1. JoeNation

    JoeNation Patron Saint of Idiots

    Here's what we know:

    1) Trump, on the call, made clear to Zelensky that a) the United States does a lot for Ukraine b) Ukraine doesn't reciprocate c) he wanted an investigation into the location of the hacked Democratic National Committee server and d) he wanted an investigation into charges -- without any factual evidence -- that Joe Biden and Hunter Biden had engaged in corrupt practices in Ukraine. That's all in the transcript released by the White House.

    2) In real time, concerns were expressed about the nature of the call -- including by Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a National Security Council Ukraine expert, who was on the call and immediately afterward went to his boss and expressed his worries about what he believed to be Trump using his presidential powers to get dirt on a potential 2020 rival.

    3) The Ukrainians were aware -- in early August -- that the holdup in nearly $400 million in military aid was likely linked to the desire from the Trump administration for a pubic announcement of the Biden investigation.

    4) In early September, Gordon Sondland, the ambassador to the European Union, told a top Zelensky aide that the military aid was likely linked to the investigation announcement.

    5) White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney told reporters last month that the aid was linked to the Ukrainians committing to investigating corruption in their country, a strategy he described as common practice.

    6) Trump personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani was tasked with running a sort of shadow foreign policy in the

  2. JoeNation

    JoeNation Patron Saint of Idiots

    For those of you fixated on the Bidens, @JohnHamilton in other words, here is the source of the conspiracy theory you and the Idiot-in-Chief are embracing.

    Anyone trying to track the Ukrainian conspiracy stories that were eventually embraced by President Trump is likely to get mired in the same echo chamber of right-wing news purveyors that misinformed voters in 2016. A pivotal source of the allegations against the Bidens, for instance, is the Government Accountability Institute, a Florida-based opposition-research operation that was founded by the former Trump political adviser Stephen Bannon—the same conservative nonprofit that ginned up questionable stories about the Clintons during the last Presidential campaign. In both instances, much of the coverage of the scandal was kicked off by Peter Schweizer, a longtime conservative political writer who is an editor-at-large at Breitbart News and the president of the Government Accountability Institute. Since its founding, in 2012, the group has largely been funded with millions of dollars in tax-exempt donations from the family foundation of the New York hedge-fund magnate Robert Mercer, who was a major donor to Trump’s 2016 campaign. In the organization’s most recently available I.R.S. tax filings, for 2017, Mercer’s daughter Rebekah is listed as the board chairman.

    Enough said!
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2019
  3. CoinBlazer

    CoinBlazer de omnibus dubitandum

    I'm going to be much less reluctant to consider this information when we start seeing more transparency in the investigation. Can't wait for those Public Hearings!
  4. JoeNation

    JoeNation Patron Saint of Idiots

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