On CBS spinning a “whistle-blower”
I have to laugh about how ridiculous a congratulatory phone call to the newly installed President of Ukraine has somehow become an impeachable offense, according to Trump Derangement Syndrome Democrats, and a couple Republicans to boot. I have said for months now, if you want to impeach Trump, go for it, introduce Articles of Impeachment and vote on it. Pelosi does not want to do that just yet, because there are no “High Crimes and Misdemeanors” to charge him with. So I guess they will just make some stuff up.
CBS, and likely every other outlet other than Fox News is all about it, facts be damned.
Um, yes. “I did not review a transcript or written notes, but the official informed me that they exist.”
Trump released the transcript of the phone call. What CBS is not reporting is that the Ukraine reopened the Burisma investigation last March, before Zelenskyy was even elected. The phone call was mostly a congratulatory call, and everything about the call was exactly what I would expect for a conversation between heads of state.
•The President asserted that “it all started in Ukraine,” referring to the allegations of foreign interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and the subsequent investigation into the Trump campaign’s contact with Russian individuals
It did all start in Ukraine, by those who wished to interfere in our election to elect Hillary. This is how Manafort resigned and was charged, even though the FBI looked at it earlier and said nothing to see here. John and Tom Podesta also were up to their necks in the Ukraine, yet no one seems to be investigating the Podesta Group. They dissolved it shortly after Manafort was bum-rushed by Mueller and Andrew Weissman.
•The President asked Zelenskyy to locate the “Crowdstrike server” and turn it over to the United States, claiming that Crowdstrike is “a Ukrainian company,” (Note: This appears to be a reference to the DNC server from which Russian hackers stole data and emails that were subsequently leaked in mid-2016; the DNC hired cyber security firm Crowdstrike to do the forensic analysis, which informed the FBI’s investigation. It is not clear what the president was referring to when he claimed Crowdstrike is a Ukrainian company; one of its cofounders was born in Moscow.)
When Wikileaks published the DNC server “hacks”, the DNC claimed that it was Russian, and had “Crowdstrike” analyze the email server, yet refused to allow US FBI or CIA intel experts to examine it. James Comey said okay, we’ll go with that. Are you kidding me? I have several articles for years that said that there is no way that the email files could have been downloaded over the internet, the speeds were to fast, and that they had FAT format file tags. FAT is the the Windows 98 file system that is still the default format of thumb drives, SD cards etc.
•The President told Zelenskyy that he would be sending his personal lawyer, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, to Ukraine soon and requested that Zelenskyy meet with him. Zelenskyy reluctantly agreed that, if Giuliani traveled to Ukraine, he would see him.
The transcript does not indicate that at all. Zelenskyy stated the opposite.
•The President raised the case of Burisma Holdings, Hunter Biden’s role in the company, and former Vice President Biden’s role in setting Ukraine policy. The President urged Zelenskyy to [end page 1] investigate the Bidens and stated that Giuliani would discuss this topic further with Zelenskyy during his trip to Kyiv.
It was a minor topic during the discussion.
•The President urged Zelenskyy not to fire Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko, who the President claimed was doing a good job. (Note: Lutsenko has spearheaded various politicized investigations, including on Burisma Holdings and alleged “Ukrainian interference” in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Lutsenko is widely reviled in Ukraine, and Zelenskyy has pledged to fire him but has been unable to secure approval from the legislature.)
The “Note” above is mostly conjecture. Rudolph Giuliani has lots of evidence which no one in the MSM wants to investigate. They will be forced to report in it in the near future.
•The President stated that he wanted Attorney General William Barr to speak with Zelenskyy as soon as possible. (Note: It was not clear whether this conversation was to be in reference to Crowdstrike or the investigations of the Bidens.)
Barr is investigating how the Russian investigation concerning the Trump campaign began in the first place. Mueller, in other words. And Comey, Brennan, Hillary, the DNC, Obama, et all. He said as much during his confirmation.
•The President reiterated his concern that Zelenskyy was surrounded by people who were enemies of the President, including “bad oligarchs.”
The President did not raise security assistance. According to the official, Zelenskyy demurred in response to most of the President’s requests.
I did not review a transcript or written notes, but the official informed me that they exist.
According to this guy, who worked for a current Democrat candidate for President, Zelenskyy “demurred” over and over. The transcript shows that he was all in for draining the swamp in Ukraine, and even said that that Trump helped to show the way (in not so many words)
•The standard White House practice for Presidential-level phone calls with world leaders is for the White House Situation Room to produce a word-for-word electronic transcript that memorializes the call. The transcript is typically then circulated to key White House officials to be transformed into a formal memorandum that is distributed as an eyes-only document, to the Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense, and Director of the CIA.
Trump released the transcript, which is very close to word for word. Why is this guys obviously’s biased nonsense, releasing a secret POTUS conversation not subject to prosecution under the Espionage Act?
President Trump released the official transcript of the call, which shows no high crimes and misdemeanors. In fact, his comments reflect exactly how I’d like my POTUS to interact with other heads of state.
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