Sunday, September 22, 2019

Whistleblower: Trump 'Urged' Ukraine's President to Investigate Biden's Son

President Donald Trump urged the new leader of Ukraine this summer to investigate the son of former Vice President Joe Biden, a person familiar with the matter said Friday. Democrats condemned what they saw as a clear effort to damage a political rival, now at the heart of an explosive whistleblower complaint against Trump.

It was the latest revelation in an escalating controversy that has created a showdown between congressional Democrats and the Trump administration, which has refused to turn over the formal complaint by a national security official or even describe its contents.

Trump defended himself Friday against the intelligence official’s complaint, angrily declaring it came from a “partisan whistleblower,” though he also said he didn’t know who had made it. The complaint was based on a series of events, one of which was a July 25 call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, according to two people familiar with the matter. The people were not authorized to discuss the issue by name and were granted anonymity.


  1. So, it seems no law was broken assuming the part of the report about the nature of the call is true.

    Now, let's say that the Ukrainian government investigates and finds corruption. How exactly does that help the President in his re-election bid?

    This whole contretemps doesn't even e
    rise to the level of a nothing burger -- more like a nothing pancake, made with artificial nothing at that.

  2. are you saying that after having read what I posted?

    withholding military aid unless he gets dirt on the family of a political opponent is fine with you? because reelecting trump is more important than anything else

  3. I read the article.

    "Trump did not raise the issue of U.S. aid to Ukraine, indicating there was not an explicit quid pro quo, according to the person."

    How does that jive with the statement above, "...withholding military aid unless he gets dirt...."

  4. it depends on whose report you believe

    there was a report that a trump appointee said was credible and urgent

    if it was an innocent call why is Trump blocking its transfer to congress as mandated by law?

  5. A little principle we call in these parts "Presidential privelege." Also, the law in question doesn't cover the President.

    This article touches on the issues at hand:

  6. Trump isn't getting removed from office. Give up on this delusion already.

  7. Au contraire, as a supporter of the President, the more the opposition focuses on impeachment and mediassasination, the more I'm gladdened.

    Here we are, on the cusp of another Presidential election campaign, and all the Democrats seem concerned about is how to use non-electoral means to off the President.

    This is like someone begging for money on a street corner when right behind them is a store hiring help. The liberal electorate is just waiting to vote President Trump out of office, while the liberal leadership has their hand out hoping Speaker Pelosi will give them a pass to start impeachment hearings.


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