After last month’s first round of House impeachment inquiry hearings, House Republicans have penned a 123-page document defending Trump claiming he acted on “genuine and reasonable” skepticism of Ukraine.
- According to Republicans,Trump had “valid” concerns about possible corruption involving Americans, not political self-interest.
- Republicans do not find any wrongdoing in Trump’s actions or even a hint of ‘misbehavior.’
- House Republicans argue that after two months of investigations, no evidence shows that Trump withheld a meeting with Ukraine’s president and/or nearly $400 million in aid as leverage for securing the investigations into his political opponent, Joe Biden and his son Hunter.
- In the usual, GOP’s ‘Up is Really Down World’ we’ve grown accustomed to, their document contradicts the sworn testimony of numerous witnesses we all watched and heard.
- To justify their opposite world conclusions, Republicans claim the diplomats who testified last month “dislike Mr. Trump’s agenda and style and are therefore allowing themselves to be part of a push by Democrats to undo the results of the 2016 election and thwart Mr. Trump’s re-election chances in 2020. “
“The Democrats’ impeachment inquiry is not the organic outgrowth of serious misconduct; it is an orchestrated campaign to upend our political system,” the Republicans wrote. “The Democrats are trying to impeach a duly elected president based on the accusations and assumptions of unelected bureaucrats who disagreed with President Trump’s policy initiatives and processes.”
Lo and behold, Ms. Conway said the exact, same thing Monday morning:
“There is also nothing wrong with asking serious questions about the presence of Vice President Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, on the board of directors of Burisma, a corrupt Ukrainian company, or about Ukraine’s attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election,” the report says.
“Publicly available — and irrefutable — evidence shows how senior Ukrainian government officials sought to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election in opposition to President Trump’s candidacy, and that some in the Ukrainian embassy in Washington worked with a Democrat operative to achieve that goal,” it continues. “While Democrats reflexively dismiss these truths as conspiracy theories, the facts are indisputable and bear heavily on the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry.”CBS:
No Ukrainians were indicted nor even mentioned in the Mueller Report.