Trump withholds aid to help Ukraine fight the Russians until their president agrees to help him win in 2020.

By |2019-09-07T06:28:28-08:00September 7th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |11 Comments

This was another late-breaking story last night, that left me slack-jawed. 

Courtesy of WaPo:

Mr. Zelensky has so far failed to win the backing of President Trump. Not only has Mr. Trump refused to grant the Ukrainian leader a White House visit, but also he has suspended the delivery of $250 million in U.S. military aid to a country still fighting Russian aggression in its eastern provinces.

Some suspect Mr. Trump is once again catering to Mr. Putin, who is dedicated to undermining Ukrainian democracy and independence. But we’re reliably told that the president has a second and more venal agenda: He is attempting to force Mr. Zelensky to intervene in the 2020 U.S. presidential election by launching an investigation of the leading Democratic candidate, Joe Biden. Mr. Trump is not just soliciting Ukraine’s help with his presidential campaign; he is using U.S. military aid the country desperately needs in an attempt to extort it.

The strong-arming of Mr. Zelensky was openly reported to the New York Times last month by Mr. Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudolph W. Giuliani, who said he had met in Madrid with a close associate of the Ukrainian leader and urged that the new government restart an investigation of Mr. Biden and his son. Hunter Biden served on the board of a Ukrainian gas company, while Joe Biden, as vice president, urged the dismissal of Ukraine’s top prosecutor, who investigated the firm.

Mr. Giuliani also wants a probe of claims that revelations of payments by a Ukrainian political party to Mr. Trump’s 2016 campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, were part of a plot to wreck Mr. Trump’s candidacy. In other words, Trump associates want the Ukrainian government to prove that Ukraine improperly acted against Mr. Trump in the 2016 election; but they also want it to meddle in his favor for 2020.

Mr. Zelensky is incapable of delivering on either demand. The revelations about Mr. Manafort came from a Ukrainian legislator who was fighting for domestic reform, not Hillary Clinton. And the Biden case, which has already been investigated by Ukrainian authorities, is bogus on its face. The former vice president was one of a host of senior Western officials who pressed for the dismissal of the prosecutor, who was accused of blocking anti-corruption measures.

So essentially Trump is demanding that the Ukrainian leader falsify evidence that Trump can use to smear Joe Biden in order to get American help to fight a Russian invasion of their country. 

Did you ever think you would see anything like this in your entire life? 

The official explanation for the hold up in aid to Ukraine is that it is under review. but it has already been both reviewed and approved by the Pentagon. 

Trump is playing petty political games with the lives of the Ukranian people, and it is disgusting.

However, I am sure that it will earn him several brownie points with his Russian handler. 

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11 Comments

  1. Anonymously September 7, 2019 at 1:27 pm - Reply

    Open Letter: To my Trump-supporting family.

    To my Trump-supporting family,

    On the morning of November 9, 2016, the America I knew and loved died. Or rather, I woke that day to discover that it never really existed in the first place.

    Let me explain.

    http://mydaughtersarmy.org/open-letter-to-my-trump-supporting-family/

  2. Anonymously September 7, 2019 at 1:41 pm - Reply

    So foul.

    Republican Chair Says GOP Will Stop Mark Kelly — Mass Shooting Survivor Gabby Giffords’ Husband — ‘Dead in His Tracks’

    Ward, who lost a primary bid for U.S. Senate in 2018, sent a fundraising email that included the line “Support the Republican Party of Arizona today and, together, we’ll stop gun-grabber Mark Kelly dead in his tracks.”

    https://www.mediaite.com/news/republican-chair-says-gop-will-stop-mark-kelly-mass-shooting-survivor-gabby-giffords-husband-dead-in-his-tracks/

    • Anonymously September 7, 2019 at 1:44 pm - Reply

      Arizona GOP Chief Wants to Stop Candidate ‘Dead’ (11:28 a.m.)

      The chairwoman of the Republican Party in Arizona is trying to raise money by saying the GOP is going to stop pro-gun-control Democratic Senate candidate Mark Kelly “dead in his tracks.”

      The stark wording from Arizona GOP chairman Kelli Ward was directed at former astronaut Kelly, whose wife, former Representative Gabby Giffords, was shot in the head and severely wounded in a mass shooting in 2011 while meeting with constituents. Six people were killed in the attack and more than a dozen others were wounded.

  3. Anonymously September 7, 2019 at 1:45 pm - Reply

    BUSTED: Trump Organization confirms taxpayers paid for US military to visit his Scottish golf club

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/09/busted-trump-organization-confirms-taxpayers-paid-for-us-military-to-visit-his-scottish-golf-club/

  4. Anonymously September 7, 2019 at 1:56 pm - Reply

    Trump says the press ‘have to have the last word’ — as he drags his lie about Alabama into 7th day

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/09/trump-says-the-press-have-to-have-the-last-word-as-he-drags-his-lie-about-alabama-into-7th-day/

  5. Anonymously September 7, 2019 at 1:59 pm - Reply

    Mick Jagger rips Trump —and praises young people for protesting over climate crisis inaction

    More worrying still, said the singer, was that what little environmental safeguards there were being swept away across the globe.

    “We are in a very difficult situation at the moment, especially in the US, where all the environmental controls that were put in place — that were just about adequate — have been rolled back by the current administration so much that they are being wiped out,” he added.

    …“Mick is right, the controls (in the US) under Obama were barely adequate — now they are being torn apart. It’s the same in Brazil and they will be torn apart in England” after Brexit,” he warned.

    “When you are 85 years old and you have children and grandchildren, we will leave them nothing if we do not vote those people out of office in Brazil and in London and in Washington.

    ‘Ruination of the world’

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/09/mick-jagger-rips-trump-and-praises-young-people-for-protesting-over-climate-crisis-inaction/

  6. Anonymous September 7, 2019 at 4:30 pm - Reply

    Oh now we just talk about it? In tom clancy novels trump would be a clear and present danger. Now we just talk because none of us in these united states are smart nor together to remove this unfit president from office. I see mocsow mitch smirking.

  7. Anonymous September 7, 2019 at 6:29 pm - Reply

    So we can add BLACKMAIL to trump list of crimes.

  8. puck September 7, 2019 at 11:11 pm - Reply

    trump is ruining the planet-why is it taking so long to stop him? i at the point where i think Hitler was a better man. he point blank refused to use mustard gas during WW2-he had one tiny scrap of humanity. trump has none. all those animals-burnt alive. the sloths. the monkeys, the birds of paradise. all dead because of trump and his kind. i shall never forget or forgive any of them. and now my keyboard is all wet and my cats are upset. bring the damn ebola. i don’t think you are gonna want to run this one, Gryf. all i can think about is all those sloths burning alive. so helpless. i would die for them. thanks for the ear.

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