Senate Democrats Face Questions After Letter Resurfaces of Them Asking Ukraine to Investigate Trump in 2018

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The Democratic senators who sent a letter to the Ukranian prosecutor general asking them to investigate President Donald Trump are facing some questions.

Last May, three Democratic senators — Senators Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) — sent a letter to Ukranian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko expressing their “great concern about reports” that his office had taken steps to inhibit former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian election interference.

The group of senators wrote that Ukraine “has made significant progress” in their process of building up their “accountable democratic institutions” in spite of the geopolitical pressure from Russia.

“We have supported that capacity-building process and are disappointed that some in Kyiv appear to have cast aside these principles in order to avoid the ire of President Trump,” continued the senators. “If these reports are true, we strongly encourage you to reverse course and halt any efforts to impede cooperation with this important investigation.”

The senators concluded the letter by asking Lutsenko to answer three questions: Did his office “take steps” to impede “cooperation” with Mueller’s investigation, if anyone in the president’s administration or “acting on its behalf” push Ukranian officials not to work with Mueller, and if Mueller’s probe was brought up in conversations between U.S. officials, including when Trump met former Ukranian President Petro Poroshenko in 2017.

The revelation of the letter did not sit well with conservatives, who blasted the three senators on Twitter.

Donald Trump, Jr. wrote that Congress should “impeach” all three of the senators.

“We should impeach them all. That’s how this works, right?” wrote the president’s son. “Given their rules its a no brainer since there’s an actual ask, unlike anything they’re coming up with. Their rules not ours!”

Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y) proclaimed that he had “enough [with] the double standards and games.”

Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) said he was “looking forward” to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi‘s (D-Calif.) calls to “impeach” the trio.

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The letter resurfacing came as Pelosi announced she would be initiating an impeachment inquiry against Trump.

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Screwtape
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It’s OK when Hillary pays for a Brit ex-spy to get info from Russia to smear Trump.
It’s also OK when Biden strong-arms Ukraine to clear his cokehead son.
No worries when three Dim senators pressure Ukraine for evidence.

As long as your a Dimocrat the world is your oyster. Let’s apply the same standards they want applied to the president to them.

TOM
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Uh Oh! (S)He who lives in glass houses should not stow thrones.

James
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OH, but we MUST understand the DemocRATs “threatening” Ukraine’s leaders for information on Trump in May 2018 is TOTALLY different than a Republican wanting information as to why – in their opinion – an American Vice President abused the power of his elected Office to keep his crooked son out of trouble (or maybe out of prison in the Ukraine).

Clearly PROVES once again: Laws are for thee; NOT for me. Divisive and dangerous hypocrites wanting POWER and CONTROL as DICTATORS!

SAVE AMERICA FROM A CERTAIN DEATH: Vote STRAIGHT Republican in 2020 and beyond.

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