It is my understanding that Congress authorized" lethal aid" and "non-lethal" military aid to Ukraine to defend against Russia. Obama withheld "lethal aid" because some other European countries were concerned about military conflict spreading to their countries. And yes, the US sent military vehicles, surveillance, and communication equipment, not just blankets. If he really withheld lethal aid to wrangle some personal favor from Ukraine, he should have been charged and convicted. Maybe he did but wasn't caught.
The situation with Joe Biden and his son doesn't completely pass the smell test. The mainstream journalist say our European partners in aiding Ukraine were calling for the prosecutor to be fired for inaction before Biden got him fired. I don't know if that is right or not. There probably would not have been as much kickback if Pres Trump had asked Zelenski to help the FBI investigate the Bidens since they are US citizens. The most troubling part about about this whole situation is that, I believe it was Sondland who testified, Trump did not care as much about an investigation as he did an announcement by Zelenski, of an investigation of the Bidens. And the asking of Zelenski to find the DNC server, that supposedly had been spirited away by Crowdstrike and hidden in Ukraine, tells me that Trump was not interested so much in fighting corruption as he was lending some credence to an off the wall political narrative.
First of all, You did read what was said to Zelinsky, did you not?
The attached link is from CNN. Not a right wing biased source.
It is only 6 pages long.
The· President: I would like you to do us a favor though
because our country has been through a lot and Ukraine knows a
lot about it. I would like you to find out what happened with
this whole situation with Ukraine, they say Crowdstrike ... I guess
you have one of your weal thy people... The server, they say
Ukraine has it. There- are a lot. of things that went on, the·
:whole situation .. I think you're _surrounding yourself with some
of the same people. I
would like to have the Attorney General
call you or your people and I would like you to get to the
bottom of it. As you saw yesterday, that whole nonsense ended
with a very poor performance by a man named Robert Mueller, an
incompetent performance-, but they. say a lot of it started with
Ukraine. Whatever you can do, it's very important that you. do it
if that's possible. ( He says Whatever you can do "IF")
The President: Good because I· heard you had a prosecutor
who· was very·good and he was shut down and that's really unfair.
A lot of people are talking about that, the way they shut your
very good prosecutor down and you had some very bad people
involved. Mr. Giuliani is a highly respected man. He was the_
mayor bf New York City, a great mayor, and I would like him to
call you. I will ask him to call you along with the Attorney
General. Rudy very much knows what's happening and he is a very
capable guy. If you could speak to him that would be great. The
former ambassador from the United States, the woman, was bad
news and the people she was dealing with in the Ukraine were bad
news so I just want to let you know that. The other thing,
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.
You can see what Zelinsky replied to these by hitting the linkhttps://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Unclassified09.2019.pdf
NOW... compare what they were screaming about against Trump and this phone call to what Joe Biden actually said...at...
The bragging happened at the Council on Foreign Relations
in January 2018. The former vice president was on a stage with CFR’s president, Richard Haass. The video of it is on Youtube.com. Mr. Biden is talking one of his visits to Kiev.
“I was supposed to announce that there was another billion-dollar loan guarantee,” Mr. Biden said.
“I had gotten,” he added, “a commitment from [President] Poroshenko and from [Prime Minister] Yatsenyuk that they would take action against the state prosecutor. And they didn’t. So they said they had — they were walking out to a press conference. I said, nah, I’m not going to — or, we’re not going to give you the billion dollars. They said, ‘you have no authority. You’re not the president.’”
“The president said — I said, call him,” Mr. Biden replied, evoking, the CFR transcript notes, laughter.“I said, ‘I’m telling you, you’re not getting the billion dollars.’ I said, ‘You’re not getting the billion. I’m going to be leaving here in,’ I think it was about six hours. I looked at them and said: ‘I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money.’ Well, son of a bitch. [Laughter.] He got fired. And they put in place someone who was solid at the time.”
The entire link is an interesting read:https://www.nysun.com/editorials/well-son-of-a-bitch-ukraine-scandal-is-about-biden/90846/
This was the Vice President of the United Sates....
AND if the left has anything to say about it he WILL be president in the next election.
Compare the businessman, who wrote "The Art of the Deal" and has put this country to heights it never has been, with his business tactics
to the strong arm tactics of the likes of Biden, which was bribery.
They got to get rid of Trump before he does ANY MORE GOOD for us.
They know that they will never be able to maintain what he has done. Never so they want no more.Period.
I might add that if you have not, as yet, read Jonathan Cahn's, " Paradigm"... you truly should