Newly released testimony shows that Trump wanted the president of Ukraine to suggest that Hillary Clinton was under investigation as well.

By |2019-11-08T07:57:38-09:00November 8th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |14 Comments

WTF?

Courtesy of WaPo:

In newly released testimony, George Kent, a deputy assistant secretary of state, said that not only did Trump want investigations of Burisma Holdings (the company that employed former vice president Joe Biden’s son Hunter) and potential Ukrainian interference in the 2016 U.S. election; he also specifically wanted Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky to link the latter to the word “Clinton.”

He says he learned it while hearing about European Union Ambassador Gordon Sondland’s conversations with Trump.

“Gordon had told him, Tim [Morrison], and Tim told Bill Taylor that he, Gordon, had talked to the president, POTUS in sort of shorthand,” Kent said. “And POTUS wanted nothing less than President Zelensky to go to [a] microphone and say ‘investigations,’ ‘Biden,’ and ‘Clinton.’ ”

Kent was then pressed on the “Clinton” part:

Q: Could you just go through that again?
A: Right.
Q: I haven’t heard that name lately.
A: That was a message — that was described in the shorthand of the desire to have — this was the Gordon Sondland messaging of what the Ukrainians need to say in shorthand 2016. And in shorthand, it was suggested that the Ukrainians needed — Zelensky needed to go to a microphone and basically there needed to be three words in the message, and that was the shorthand.
Q: Clinton was shorthand for 2016?
A: 2016, yes.

While the connection between Burisma and the Bidens is clear, Trump’s interest in the other investigation has been somewhat more nebulous. We know it involved CrowdStrike and email servers that were allegedly in Ukraine and potentially the idea that Ukraine rather than Russia was behind the 2016 U.S. election interference.

But Kent, as the questioner noted, is injecting something that generally hasn’t been cited in that context: the Hillary Clinton campaign.

Now the argument that the Trump supporters have been making is that this is all a misunderstanding and that all Trump was trying to do was pressure the new Ukranian president into investigating corruption in his country, and that just so happened to include Joe Biden’s son. 

But with this we now see irrefutable proof that Trump was trying to get Zelensky to suggest criminal activity by several of his political enemies in exchange for military aid, which included Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton. 

And yes, that is bribery for political gain, which is an impeachable offense. 

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14 Comments

  1. Anonymous November 8, 2019 at 1:51 pm - Reply

    I am sure trump has a list of opponents that he wants investigated, opponents being anyone that has criticized his stupidity.

    Hillary and Chelsea were on The Late Late Show with James Corden a couple of nights ago, he questioned Hillary why she didn’t turn around and tell trump off when he was stalking her during the debate. Hillary said she wanted to turn around and say get away from me you creep, however she was concerned that critics would say see she can’t handle the pressure.

    Also Hillary said she wanted to be an astronaut when she was younger and NASA wrote back, they don’t take women. James asked if she was still interested and Hillary said she would love a seat on the space mission if there was one available. Chelsea laughed and said she was sure trump would find her a seat .

  2. Anonymous November 8, 2019 at 2:35 pm - Reply

    To those who say Hillary is over 2016 and hardly sought after…..Exhibit A.
    She’s not, and never will be.

  3. Anonymous November 8, 2019 at 3:01 pm - Reply

    Stephen Miller is getting married.

    EEeeewwww!

    • Anonymous November 9, 2019 at 5:10 am - Reply

      I can’t believe that Miller is only in this early 30’s. Hatred really does age you.

  4. anonymous November 8, 2019 at 3:05 pm - Reply

    The smug, lowlife criminals Trump attracts is stupefying! And what IS this hard on he’s got for Hillary??? He just can’t stomach that she BEAT him with the POPULAR vote of PEOPLE not antiquated institutions and cheating.

    On another note…

    Gryph, I thought u might mind this of interest:

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7661785/Study-says-school-shooters-showed-warning-signs.html

    • No Excuse November 8, 2019 at 4:18 pm - Reply

      The report looked in-depth at 41 school attacks from 2008 through 2017
      Most students who committed deadly school attacks were badly bullied

    • Anonymous November 8, 2019 at 5:10 pm - Reply

      I can hardly wait for the re-invented 2020 version.
      That is, if she is invited anywhere unlike 2016.

  5. Dee P'Throte November 8, 2019 at 4:30 pm - Reply

    Happy Holidays, Popular-Vote-Winner Hillary Rodham Clinton, our 45 Popular Potus.

    • Anonymous November 8, 2019 at 5:51 pm - Reply

      My husband I laugh HARD and he screams at the media like he did this morning talking of himself in third person. As Bugs Bunny said, “what a maroon!”

  6. puck November 8, 2019 at 7:50 pm - Reply

    he just can’t let her go. well, there is that thing where she got the the people’s vote. still stings, hey trumpyass?

  7. Anonymous November 8, 2019 at 10:36 pm - Reply

    What was it about Hillary that made the boys in the GOP piss their pants? Oh, I know she had balls! Now Elizabeth Warren is making them wet their tighty whities. SIGH. The boys just dont want a girl to win. Ever?

  8. Kimberly Guilfoyle Is A Repulsive Lizard November 9, 2019 at 12:53 am - Reply

    How do we know she didn’t win the electoral college? Unless every vote is recounted for all to see en masse in a giant field on live television, one by one, in Spanish. We will never know.

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