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Envoy: Trump Tied Ukraine Aid to Politically Motivated Investigations

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UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 22: Bill Taylor, center, the acting U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, arrives to the Capitol for a deposition related to the House's impeachment inquiry on Tuesday, October 22, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call),

The top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine testified on Tuesday he was told that President Donald Trump made the release of security aid to Ukraine contingent on Kiev publicly declaring it would carry out politically motivated investigations that he sought, according to a copy of his statement to lawmakers.

William Taylor, who as the charge d’affaires is the senior American envoy in Ukraine, gave closed-door testimony to the three Democratic-led House of Representatives committees leading an impeachment inquiry against Trump. The Washington Post posted a copy of Taylor’s opening statement online.

Taylor testified he was told by Gordon Sondland, the U.S. envoy to the European Union, that Trump had made the release of the withheld aid contingent on Kiev making public declarations that it would investigate domestic political rival Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden as well as an issue related to the 2016 election over an allegation that a Democratic National Committee (DNC) computer server is in Ukraine.

The contents of the phone call was revealed by a whistleblower, who submitted a report stating Trump pressured Zelenskiy to advance his personal political interests. Trump also publicly asked China to investigate the Bidens. Federal election law prohibits candidates from accepting foreign help in an election.

Trump has denied any wrongdoing and accused Democrats of trying to oust him to prevent him from being re-elected.

Trump made his request, which Democrats say was an improper invitation for foreign interference in an American election, after withholding $391 million in security aid approved by the U.S. Congress to help combat Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. Zelenskiy agreed to the request. The aid was later released.

Trump has denied that there was a quid pro quo – a Latin term meaning a favor for a favor – though his acting chief of staff last week acknowledged that the aid was contingent on Ukraine investigating the DNC server issue.

‘MOST DAMNING TESTIMONY’

Referring to Taylor, Democratic Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz said, “It was the most damning testimony.”

Acting U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor arrives to testify at a closed-door deposition as part of the U.S. House of Representatives impeachment inquiry led by the House Intelligence, House Foreign Affairs and House Oversight and Reform Committees on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

Wasserman Schultz added, “I really felt like he drew the most direct line that I’ve heard from President Trump to the withholding of foreign aid to a vital diplomatic partner that needs those resources to keep Russia at bay – and tying the withholding of that funding and the meeting that President Zelenskiy wanted to President Zelenskiy declaring that he would open investigations into the Burisma Biden issue and the 2016 election.”

Taylor’s appearance marked another pivotal development in the political drama unfolding in Washington that threatens Trump’s presidency even as he pursues re-election.

“During that phone call, Ambassador Sondland told me that President Trump had told him that he wants President Zelenskiy to state publicly that Ukraine will investigate Burisma and alleged Ukrainian interference in the 2016 election,” Taylor told lawmakers, according to the copy of his opening statement.

The “alleged Ukrainian interference” is a reference to a debunked conspiracy theory that it was Ukraine, and not Russia, that interfered in the 2016 U.S. election and the DNC has a server in Ukraine. U.S. intelligence agencies and a special counsel investigation concluded that Russia used a campaign of hacking and propaganda to undermine Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and boost Trump’s candidacy in 2016.

‘I THINK IT’S CRAZY’

Taylor had mentioned his concerns over the withholding of U.S. aid on Sept. 9 to Sondland and Kurt Volker, the State Department’s former special envoy to Ukraine, in a text message provided to House investigators and later made public.

“As I said on the phone, I think it’s crazy to withhold security assistance for help with a political campaign,” Taylor wrote in the text message.

In his testimony on Tuesday, he reiterated that such a move was “crazy.”

“Our national security demands that this relationship remain strong,” Taylor said of U.S. ties with Ukraine. “However, in August and September of this year, I became increasingly concerned that our relationship with Ukraine was being fundamentally undermined by an irregular, informal channel of U.S. policy-making and by the withholding of vital security assistance for domestic political reasons.”

Taylor described this channel as including Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, then-Special Envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker, Energy Secretary Rick Perry and Sondland.

Taylor also said Sondland told him that he recognized he had made a mistake by earlier telling the Ukrainian officials that Zelenskiy’s desire for a White House meeting with Trump was dependent on a public announcement of investigations Trump sought. In fact, Taylor testified, Sondland said “‘everything’ was dependent on such an announcement, including security assistance.’”

Taylor was tapped to serve as charge d’affaires in Kiev, where he had served as U.S. ambassador from 2006 to 2009, after Trump in May abruptly removed Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch. Giuliani had portrayed her as resisting his efforts to push Ukraine to investigate the Bidens.

Yovanovitch testified in the impeachment inquiry on Oct. 11.

Democratic Representative Gerry Connolly told reporters Taylor’s testimony was based on meticulous contemporaneous notes of conversations and meetings, adding to his credibility as a witness.

Trump, a day after calling on his fellow Republicans to get tougher in defending him in the inquiry, inflamed the controversy by writing on Twitter, “All Republicans must remember what they are witnessing here – a lynching. But we will WIN!”

African American lawmakers and others denounced Trump here for the remark because of the past U.S. history of lynching of black people, particularly in formerly pro-slavery Southern states.

“Lynching is a reprehensible stain on this nation’s history, as is this President. We’ll never erase the pain and trauma of lynching, and to invoke that torture to whitewash your own corruption is disgraceful,” Senator Kamala Harris, a Democratic presidential contender, wrote on Twitter.

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55 COMMENTS

    • The envoy “was told” that Trump told the Ukraine president he would withhold US aid. Trump released the transcript of the phone call and there was no quid pro quo. By the way whatever news service released this article is “fake” news. The envoy is saying hearsay evidence. He was told by someone else that Trump asked the Ukraine to investigate Biden. Hearsay evidence is worthless and is not even admissible in a court of law! In a court of law it would be dismissed as worthless. yet the fake media uses this kind of b.s. to deceive the sheeple Democrats.

      • Raymond, read the White House produced “memo” (it is not a transcript) of President Trump’s call with the Ukrainian president. Trump asked for a “favor,” using that word. He mentioned the Bidens and the DNC server.

        President Trump could clear up this issue, and we could better judge the phone call if the White House would release the full transcript/tape of the call that has been locked into a security system used for the most important national security issues.

      • Raymond, one more thing — “hearsay evidence” is not fake news. It is real evidence that cannot be substantiated by first hand knowledge, documents, tapes, admission, etc. Doesn’t mean it’s fake. Just that it cannot be used to assign guilt.

        • Yes, it may or may not be true, but it is only hearsay. Trump started securing his calls when, immediately after his election, he was hit with a barrage of leaks by CIA and other spooks to the NYT, WaPo, and other media.

      • Did you guys notice the word “he was told”?
        That statement will not be accepted as “truth”–
        by any Court in the USA. As usual-the Demonrats are presenting “hearsays”
        as TRUTHS!! This investigation is a FARCE and a waste of money!!

      • “Was told” – -therein lies the conundrum; “being told” something, by someone, about something IS “merely heresy” and NOT allowed as “evidence”, anywhere, ever! Obviously, “except in” the dimwitted commies’ maniacal endeavors to thwart the will of the American people. Watch and see the result-it’s going to do the dimwitted commies more harm than good; I would not be surprised to see the DNC disappear, off the face of the globe, after the 2020 elections. Karma has a way of “biting back”!

    • Very true, B Clinton signed a treaty with Ukraine and ratified by congress. Ukraine is to investigated ‘All’ americans that do illegal acts in Ukraine. That includes Clintons and Bidens etc.Trump was just inforceing this treaty.

      • Even if it is true about Clinton and the treaty, the last Ukrainian prosecutor has publicly stated there was no evidence that Hunter Biden did anything wrong. I’m sure you can find it googling.

        • What is considered legitimate evidence in a court of law to support a person’s testimony are “contemporaneous notes” obviously written at the time an incident occurred. Taylor provided such notes to the committees.

    • BigC, I urge you to go back and read the article again, and read other articles of other Trump appointed officials who say the same thing — Trump withheld the aid until he got a commitment to investigate Biden and the conspiracy rumor that DNC server was hidden in Ukraine. Recommend also reading the “memo” – it is NOT a transcript — of President Trump’s call with the Ukrainian president. In this call Trump specifically asked for a favor in return – he used the word “favor.”

      How could Ukraine reopening an investigation on Hunter Biden protect US security? I have not heard this theory.

      In addition to this favor, Trump also told the Ukraine president to work out a deal on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which he did. Ukraine’s are now protesting this deal which gives Russia freedom to more Ukrainian land.

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  1. The democrats have had an ongoing impeachment proceeding looking for a crime since Trump first announced his candidacy. If they cannot remove him from office they will resort to assassination. They must create a communist America by any and all means. After all it is 100 years since the October Revolution destroyed Russia. They aim to repeat those results here.

    To do this they need an oppressed society. Only oppressed group in America today is white men, who also happen to be the majority gun owners. So democrats, do you want a shooting war? You are headed that way with your traitorous actions.

    • TRUMP IS RIGHT TO CALL THIS A LYNCHING. THESE B LACK PEOPLE ARE LOOKING FOR A FIGHT WITH TRUMP BECAUSE HE USED THIS TERM. NO MATER WHAT TRUMP DOES OR SAYS ITS NOT GOOD. THEY JUST LOOK FOR ANYTHING TO GET RID OF TRUMP. I GOT NEWS FOR THE BLACKS AND WHITES PRESIDENT TRUMP WILL WIN IN A LANDSLIDE FOR HIS RE-ELECTION IN 2020. THESE PEOPLE MAKE ME SICK WITH THERE DOING TO THIS PRESIDENT. TRUMP WORKS WITH MORE BLACK PEOPLE AND OTHER NATIONALITYS IN THIS COUNTRY. NO MATTERS WHAT HE DOES OR WHAT HE SAYS IS NOT GOOD FOR THESE DEMORATS. HE IS RIGHT BY SAYING ITS A LYNCHING. DONT LIKE IT TOO BAD. THIS PRESIDENT IS DOING A DAM GOOD JOB WITH OUR COUNTRY. DONT LIKE HIM OR HIS POLICIES ITS TOO DAM BAD.LEAVE THE COUNTRY WE LOVE OUR PRESIDENT AND WHAT HE IS DOING FOR OUR COUNTRY. DEMORATS WANT SOCIALISM AND TO REMOVE OUR PRESIDENT. ITS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. DEMORATS MOVE ON AND DO YOUR JOB FOR OUR COUNTRY WERE PAYING YOU OUT OF OUR TAX MONEY . FACE THE FACTS PRESIDENT TRUMP WON GET OVER IT AND GET BACK TO WORK IF NOT THEN STEP DOWN AND GET THE HELL OUT OF CONGRESS.WE HAD ENOUGH OF YOUR PROPAGANDA AND BULLSHIT.

    • The news keeps talking about this “Trump Derangement Syndrome” as tho the Left just hates it that Trump won the presidency and have simply gone off their collective rockers over it.  No one, however, seems to be talking about why this might be.  Try this on for size…The progressive left (also known as Marxists) have been lying low for over 70 years just working on their plan to install Marxism in the USA.  Their plan is evident in the plans of the Frankfurt School, relocated from Germany early in the last century, to Columbia University. They have been operating in the shadows, slowly, gradually installing themselves into ever facet of American life (education, media, social institutions, government and even religion), waiting until they believed they had enough clout to come out of the shadows.
      With the election of Barack Obama, the left finally believed their time to expose themselves had arrived.  Remember his promise to fundamentally change the United States.  They had successfully taken over the universities, mainstream media, Hollywood, much of social culture, and even had great success in tuning much of the USA into a secular nation, one without God evident.  Obama’s attempt to transform America had gained tremendous headway, and with the thought of a third proxy Obama term (which is what Hillary Clinton”s election would have been) they believed they would finally be able to achieve their long term goal, a Marxist society in North America!
      The only problem was…they were wrong!  The American population is not as uninformed or medicated as they would have liked.  We elected someone who had “absolutely no chance of beating their chosen candidate…”Ms. Clinton” and it literally threw them and their plan so far off kilter that they have been in outright lunacy mode ever since the election and no longer hide their intent.  They believe that gailure to remove this President or prevent his re-election, their plans could be set back two or more generations. Donald J. Trump has forced them and their plan out of the shadows and into the clear light of day.  Their tactics mirror the tactics proposed by Saul Alinsky in his book “Rules for Radicals” and this has become the Left’s playbook: use identity politics to separate people, denigrate and name call people, use of label “racist” and “white nationalist” ,as well as other equally incendiary labels, to humiliate and silence anyone who disagrees with them and their agenda, and resorting to violence and physical intimidation (AntiFa and BLM), much like the Brown shirts in Germany during the 1930s and Mussolini’s blackshirts in Italy.  
      We are at a dangerous crossroads today, and we must be ever vigilant to the actions of those who would destroy our constitutional republic with the promise of a “caring government” who will care for all, especially non-citizens!  I think it was one of our founding fathers who said “ a government strong enough to give you everything is also strong enough to take everything away from you!”…starting with your right to think and say what you want (1st amendment and free speech) and your right to defend yourself from government overreach and oppression (2nd amendment).

    • Dani, you comment is nothing short of amazing. Everything the Democrats are doing now is toward FIGHTING communism, not imposing it on the US. You cannot deny all the evidence that Trump has a good relationship with Russia’s communist president. Every single US intelligence agency said Russia interfered with the 2016 election, but Trump still denies it. It is one thing to deny his involvement but a totally different and harmful thing altogether to deny Russians interfered. One expert after another has stated Trump pulling out of Syria, with no consultation with any of his own experts – diplomatic nor military – paved the way for Russia to move in, to get a good foothold into the Middle East. Russia has taken over one of OUR bases in Syria!

      • Dave, Russia was already a strong man in Middle East ever since Obama supported the Arab Spring and Erdegan has not been a reliable friend. Go back several years and see how Turkey has been in constant contact with Russia, not surprise, but you can’t lay this at Trumps feet.

        So you trust the talking heads on the issue of no consultation with his experts? I don’t trust the media who has trashed all things Trump and has lied to sensationalize against the DU,Y ELECTED PRESIDENT even before swearing in as have democrats. I also doubt that we are getting correct info on this big SECRET BEHIND CLOSED DOORS inquiry lead by Schiff who has lied, made up crap etc. Ig there is truth to this, open it to public like it should be, do.low set rules for impeachment instead of this hidden crap!
        Funny how so far every little attempt to overthrow has failed due to no supportive documentation. I’d there is something here then let’s see not drink and drabs put out there by lying Schiff.
        I remeber Hillary doing a RESET WITH Russia, doesn’t that imply the same good relationship you think makes Trump a Russian mole? A card carrying Communist is far more troublesome than Trump, Hillary is part of the American communists party. Dress it up as Democratic American Socialist Party is one and the same. Read Woodward’s book on Hillary from 1990’s.

        • Hopiter, I’m disappointed. I thought you to be an intelligent man – then I read your post. You have truly been brainwashed. There is not one factual statement in your entire post. There is one effort I will give President Trump credit for doing an outstanding job, and that is persuading his followers to not trust any media except the ONE that supports him with its fake news.
          I don’t follow your logic that Russia being tight with one “middle eastern” state (Turkey) makes it a strongman in the entire Middle East. What other Middle Eastern countries does Russia hold sway over? Syria for sure. But where else does Russia have a stronghold? Saudi? No. Israel? No. Certainly not Iraq or Afghanistan. Not even Iran.
          Not only do I not trust “talking heads,” I don’t read or listen to them (no cable in my home). But fellows of the Rand Corp would not be considered talking-heads but some of the world’s most knowledgeable experts, and these findings in their study – “Russian Strategy in the Middle East (2017)” – do not support your position that Russia is already a strongman in the region.

          Russia promotes its ability to interact with many state and nonstate actors in the Middle East; most of Moscow’s relationships are best characterized as transactional and are bounded by “insurmountable obstacles.”

          Middle East states use Russia as an alternative and a signal to the West.
          Russia seeks to be able to effectively influence and shape outcomes, but a lack of means limits what it can achieve.

          The Middle East states have the greatest power and agency to determine the viability of any Russian strategy.

          • Hopiter, can you give examples of the lies told by media and the Democrats about Trump?

            Every US intelligence agency and Special Counsel Republican Robert Mueller concluded Russia interfered with the 2016 election in a manner to help Trump’s election, including hacking into 21 election offices across the country. Under these well-documented circumstances, it would be wholly inaccurate to state Trump was “DULY ELECTED,” which implies elected on his own accord without outside assistance.

            Clinton did her “reset” with Russia before Putin returned to the presidency. But after Putin showed his colors, she turned on him. You may recall Putin accused Secretary Clinton of trying to influence his next election. Not an indication of a “good relationship” as you suggests.
            I did not say nor do I think Trump is a Russian mole. More like an asset. A really, really good asset. Such a pleasing asset that he would forsake a very strong US ally – the Kurds – turning them over to be slaughtered in order to open the door for Russia to move into US facilities in Syria.

            Actually, historically a card-carrying communist is one who is honest and forthright about his communistic beliefs. If you know of Clinton saying or doing anything that shows her support for communism please share right here.
            Based on your accusations one minute that Clinton is a card-caring communist, and the next a socialist. Apparently, you do not realize there is a difference between communism and socialism. A person cannot adhere to principles of both at the same time.

            There is no such thing as the Democratic American Socialist Party. You may be thinking of the Democratic Socialists of America, which is not a political party. Please provide your proof that Clinton is a member of the DSA, which would be mighty strange since she campaigned against an actual member of the DSA, Bernie Sanders.

      • Dave Bowen,
        Is that why Democratic-Socialism has become so popular? Socialism is still socialism no matter what word you put in front. The Democrats routinely cooperate with the Communist Party USA. They are increasingly favoring socialism over capitalism. The infamous RefuseFascism group is ran by avowed Maoist Sunsara Taylor and the Revolutionary Communist Party of Bob Avakian. Also, bringing in millions of illegal aliens from the third world doesn’t help either. You might want to wake up to what your party is becoming.

        • I mean bringing in millions of illegal aliens from the third world helps in the fight for communism. Desperate, low-educated people are easily swayed to support something that looks good on paper like Marxism.

  2. Another name for “Quid pro Quo” or “This for That” is “Negotiation”. In fact, every deal is a transaction that involves one thing or concept traded for another thing or concept and that is exactly a “Quid pro Quo”. So when politicians damn “Quid pro Quo” agreements, one has to ask exactly what the terms of the contract were since the overall term “Quid pro Quo” is not illegal or unconstitutional.
    If there was not a “Quid pro Quo”, then the transaction was a giveaway or a donation rather than a deal. In the case of Trump’s talk with the Ukrainian president, we should expect that Trump was dealing with Ukraine over the corruption in Ukraine and any other expectation would be ignorant.
    Pressuring one to accept a deal is also not illegal or unconstitutional unless blackmail or threats to life, liberty or pursuit of happiness can be proven. But both parties agree that there was no pressure on either side. The corruption in Ukraine should definitely have been extended to include the investigation of U.S. involvement and the investigation should not be called off just because one of those being investigated is a U.S. official, representative, contractor or citizen.

    • Amen! We must get to the truth & we already know most of the truth!! They have sold our goods & made Blackfoot deals colluding with these same countries or big business in these countries for profits even displaying misfit situations & exposing family member interactions with companies of foreign nations plus taking monies from foreign nations & known players of destruction of governments of countries around the world!! This is front & center with proof of their unscrupulous business in other countries taking money from these countries citizenry & destroying their governments & causing extreme poverty & death in some of these countries!! These DemonRats are in on killing people Worldwide for profits!! Just look what Obama & Soros have done in South America!! Joe Biden was in on setting this up with this business in Ukraine & it would make him & his kid money, money, money and this country will eventually fall to Russia…so who is it that is really playing into the hands of Russia, also breaking our country by instituting Socialism to take our country down for the One World Government!!

    • Okay, Tom, drop the term “quid pro quo.” Use negotiation. The “memo” of the call and testimony of numerous Trump administration appointees, shows that Trump negotiated a deal with the Ukrainian president that if he would investigate Biden and the DNC server said to be in Ukraine, Peesident Trump would allow release of the security funding to Ukraine AND allow the Ukrainian president to come to the White House.

      Whether he made a quid pro quo offer, or whether he negotiated getting Ukraine to open investigations on Trump’s opponents, the action was misuse of his office for personal gain – giving him talking points for his re-election campaign.

  3. We will fight another Revolution to protect Our Republic that these Democrats are selling away for their own $$$ profits!! Hillary Clinton sold the Taxpayer Owned Uranium to Russia, without a word to the American People!! These Democrats are acting underhandedly & conducting business in basements, denying anyone to speak or deny the claims against them, as if this is the new model of court hearings in this “Land Of The Free!” We the people will rise a up against this closed door, dictatorial type of hearing & we will rise up & take our Government back with whatever power it takes because we are now FED UP!! We NO LONGER will take these attempts to Usurp Our Government!! The DemoRATS DO NOT own our government & have made our country a killing force just to gain profits for themselves!! We want justice & we want these Dictatorial Money Grabbers gone by any means necessary!! U will be met with force as u have now crossed the line with ur Mafia type of governing!! We will NOT back down!!

  4. Even though Trump erroneously lost John Bolton and he lacked support for our foxhole friends, the Kurds, his motivation for proceeding with Ukrainian investigation of corruption being political motivation is what the Democrats have to prove. Any U.S. president’s foreign policy motivation should be in the best interest of the USA and, if Trump did not try to get to the bottom of the Ukrainian corruption, he would have had another strike against him. MAGA 2020.

  5. This is not an Election Law issue…. this is a sitting President issue of rooting out corruption allowed by previous administration’s awareness or negligence! So Dem’s… take your impeachment notions and ‘stick them where the sun don’t shine’

    • But Bob, the Ukrainian prosecutor, which Trump referred to in his call to the Ukrainian president was a good guy and should be reappointed, has stated publicly that there was no evidence Biden had done anything wrong. Google it.

      Plus, the conspiracy theory that the DNC server somehow ended up in Ukraine, rather than being taken out in the desert and blown to smitherines, or taken out to sea, weighted down with rocks and dumped in the ocean. Do you see how ridiculous to claim the server is still hidden in Ukraine? You can google the conspiracy theory and see how it was theory debunked several years ago.

      Considering these proven facts, they only reason Trump would request “investigation” of his opponents is to help HIS personal re-election campaign. That makes the issue of accepting anything of value from a foreign government a violation of ELECTION LAW.

  6. Hey Wasserman Schultz, loose any more laptops with IMPORTANT information on it?

    “This is not about bank fraud. The Awan family swindles are plentiful, but they are just window-dressing. This appears to be a real conspiracy, aimed at undermining American national security.”

    https://www.nationalreview.com/2017/07/debbie-wasserman-schultz-pakistani-computer-guys-bank-fraud/

    “As I said on the phone, I think it’s crazy to withhold security assistance for help with a political campaign,” Taylor wrote in the text message.”

    You people are a disgrace!

    Trump/Pence 2020 KAG!!!!! God Bless the USA. Time to make these traitors PAY!

    • Don’t feel bad David. Bush – Obama, same thing Both Globalists who rather privately enrich themselves, while selling OUT the US citizens. That’s why “please clap” was sent packing.

      We FINALLY have someone in the White House that is for the USA, not Globalists.

      This is just a Rhino move with the Demonrats and their coup.

  7. So another one with no first hand knowledge of anything…he testified that he was told something by some else–just like the supposed whistle-blower, who the demos don’t even want to fool with now.
    Is he part of the Demo coverup of them interfering in the 2016 election with the Russian Collusion and Hillary!
    TERM LIMITS CONVENTION PETITION..termlimits.com/petition…please sign and ask everyone you know to sign. These career politicians will not even consider term limits and they have become rich off the backs of US taxpayers. They have wasted millions of taxpayers dollars on “Russian Collusion” and now it’s “Ukraine Quid pro quo”..look no further then Biden..and the Clinton foundation-how much is this one going to cost the taxpayers. They fight to secure the boarders of countries around the world and protect the citizens of those countries at the cost of US Military soldiers lives and taxpayers dollars, while refusing to protect US boarders and protect US Citizens-they want to turn the USA into a socialist country with them in control-they want to destroy our constitution, these career politicians hate US Citizens and Legal Immigrants. The only way for US Citizens and Legal Immigrants to take our country back is through a term limits convention – hundreds of thousands of signatures are required….please sign and ask everyone you know to sign.

  8. this guy probably got his second hand information from the whistle blower who got his second hand information from some other secret source that has an ax to grind with Trump for winning the election. According to the democrats as long as Biden declared that he was going to run in the 2024 election he could not be investigated for any wrong doing because that would be interfering with a potential presidential candidate and give that gangster blanket immunity from any laws that he broke but it was OK for them to start spying on Trump and his campaign. If the democrats do not know of any law that Trump broke they will just invent one and have one of their political stooges swear to the lie like they did in the Kavanaugh hearings when they brought in little miss daisy may to bring 35 year old unproven charges and she walked away with a huge go fund me account for her stories. If Trump is guilty of something he should be held accountable but so should these lying democrat politicians that think laws do not apply to them because they could swear that cow manure smells like sweet flowers and the news media would back them up.

  9. The opening statement “He was told” tells me this is another line of BS fostered by
    the Socialist Slimemuckers in an attempt to overthrow our legally elected President
    Donald J. Trump. Second hand gossip is nothing more, nothing less than BS. If
    he cannot or will not identify who told him this gossip/speculation so that person can
    be properly questioned by both parties in a legal court of inquiry then it is a shitberger
    from our enemies the Socialist Dim-O-rats in another attempt to let discrredit our
    President and gain votes for their corruptio of our political system and government.

  10. Truly believe after all this time and nonsense that there is NO whistleblower. Schiff took a page out of the Clinton/Obama/Rhino playbook when they went to FISA will that fake report.

    Heck the Hag said they would do ANYTHING to win. Boy nasty, illegal tactics against OUR President.

    GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP! Thank you for STANDING STRONG! GOD BLESS THE USA!

  11. Dave Bowen, do you honestly believe that President Trump, is the ONLY president to ever with hold military aid over a favor ? In your zeal, to be THE PERFECT DEMOCRAT, you seam to overlook a lot of facts. Biden, on tape, admitted to doing just that. You like to talk about Hunter, being found innocent by the Ukrainian prosecutor, that was fired, at Biden’s request, for a favor. NOW, lets talk about that china trip, that good ol Hunter, took with his dad ! You know the one, it’s the trip, that hunter came home with 1.5 Billion ?? Are you saying Hunter Biden is worth 1.5 Billion, for ANYTHING HE HAS IN HIS HEAD ????? You, have basically established the fact, that is OKAY, that the Democrats have spent the last three years, doing, nothing but trying to trip Trump up, at great cost to, not only me, but, to a shit load of other people, as well. Trump hasn’t done ANYTHING, that OBAMA, or many other Presidents have done. So, GET OFF YOUR BIG FAT DEMOCRATIC HORSE and take a good long look, into, the swamp, because it wont be there, much longer.

  12. https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2019/10/23/house-republicans-storm-adam-schiffs-secret-impeachment-room/

    Rep. Mike Waltz (R-FL) told reporters outside the room that he has served in third world countries more transparent than the way Schiff was handling the impeachment inquiry.

    Thank you Rep Waltz for trying to get into the “secret TRUMP HATERS” clubhouse. Also THANK YOU for your Service to our Country as a soldier. You know all about Third World ways of business and this “Secret TRUMP HATERS” club doesn’t not stand for USA, but their Globalist friends.

  13. Biden is no threat to Trump’s campaign. We all know that the democrats would never nominate a white man as their candidate. In fact, it’s doubtful that the bafoons that are competing now are actually candidates. They are a smoke screen to keep the true Liberal choice away from any scrutiny and will be announced at the Democratic Convention (aka: the communist pride festival) and all will fall at her feet.
    With that – Joe is no threat and Trump would not waste political favors on a has been that even Obama won’t endorse.

  14. Are we now going to impeach Trump for intent to Quid pro quo? Ukrainian President has denied any knowledge of it. This is nothing more than a partisian witch hunt.

  15. They are accusing the President of exactly what Biden did. There are videos of him bragging about. “You have 6 hours.” Fire the Prosecutor or no aid for you. “S O B, they fired him! There is clear evidence of the so called Quid Pro Quo of Biden doing this, but no one said boo! If this isn’t corrupt what is! End the impeachment NOW!

  16. https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/10/23/secret-impeachment-adam-schiff-threatens-ethics-complaints-against-republicans/

    lol Schiff and an ethic violation against the Republicans who are trying to find out for their constituents about this behind closed door “secret TRUMP HATERS” club nonsense.

    Threaten all you want. Kudos the the House Republicans.

    GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP! Showing the Republicans how to be a TRUE representative.

    GOD BLESS THE USA!

  17. https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/10/23/al-sharpton-donald-trump-is-more-punk-than-fighter/

    Hey Republicans, look it’s Al Sharpton, Obama’s No. One Fan.

    “Sharpton said, “The question now is not whether he will be impeached, I think clearly Congress has to impeach him. The question is whether enough Republican senators that are facing reelection are going to go down with him or whether they are going to stand up. Because this us no longer about whether you like Donald Trump or not, this is about do you respect the letter of the law or whether you are going to disassemble the United States government’s justice system for one man because you like him. Even rock stars have to face time or go to jail. People that are enamored by this cult figure Donald Trump need to really look at the fact that the question is, are we going to let somebody just abuse power and use foreign governments to go after their political opponents. The issue is not his charisma. The issue is the integrity of the country.”

    He continued, “I think if the walls keep closing in the way they are, he may quit. With all of that bravado and all of that loud talking that he is doing, I do not think this man wants to risk going to jail if he can cut a deal at the end. I don’t think he is there yet, but I think if he is convinced there is no way out he would cut a deal to get a pardon for him, maybe his daughter and go. The question would be if he is prosecuted by the Manhattan state authorities because he can’t be pardoned from that.”

    Al Sharpton, a man who thinks he’s above paying taxes, thinks this “coup” is about the respect of the letter of the law and not disassembling our Justice system for someone we like. lol

    But he sat back and allowed Obama/Clinton to do it. Hoping these “rock stars” face jail time and HEAVY fines for what they have done. You to Al.

    Republicans, Mr. Sharpton is very wrong when he states that President Trump will quit. President Trump will not look for a deal for himself or as Al puts it his daughter too. And regarding Republicans going down or standing up at the next election, well that’s all up to YOU!

    Again Mr. Sharpton, go pay your taxes. And while your at it get YOUR daughter to pay hers too.

    GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP! GOD BLESS THE USA!

  18. I personally think the career diplomat bill taylor is a rat. He was just too smug with a little half smile of great importance as he made his way to be “grilled”. “Vomit” would be a better word. He just may be part of the deep state which includes both demrats and reprob(ate)licans. When I see him the red flag goes up. Time will tell.

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