‘Fake Impeachment Inquiry Is Now Dead!’: Trump Touts Ukrainian Official’s Denial of Quid Pro Quo

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Late Thursday night, President Donald Trump claimed that the impeachment inquiry “is now dead.”

Trump cited a news story, where Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko denied that the U.S. Ambassador to the European Union linked military aid to an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden, to say that the impeachment inquiry is baseless.

“‘Ambassador Sondland did not tell us, and certainly did not tell me, about a connection between the assistance and the investigation.’ The fake impeachment inquiry is now dead!”

Prystaiko said, “Ambassador Sondland did not tell us, and certainly did not tell me, about a connection between the assistance and the investigations. You should ask him.”

His denial comes a day after the acting ambassador to Ukraine, William Taylor, testified in the first open hearing of the impeachment probe that Sondland told Ukrainian officials that aid was contingent on an investigation into the Bidens.

Republicans have pointed to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s claim that he did not feel pressured to by Trump to investigate the Bidens to discredit the Democrats’ claim that there was a quid pro quo.

However, during a press conference on Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said that Trump’s actions constitute bribery and make “what Nixon did look almost small.”

“What President Trump has done on the record, in terms of acting to advantage, asking a foreign power to help him in his own election, and of the obstruction of information about that, the cover-up makes what Nixon did look almost small.”

During his rally on Thursday, Trump insisted that Republican lawmakers have begun to see the impeachment inquiry as a boon for their election chances and are hoping to drag it out to hurt Democrats in next year’s election.

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General Confusion

The military aid was held up for about 5 months. EVERYBODY involved at the top knew why it was being held back. Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko is obviously lying.

There was no confusion about how the transaction was going to transpire because Zelensky had already arranged the sham CNN interview and was ready to placate King Donald The Loser by bowing to his demands.

Then the whistleblower news blew up in their face publicly, in the nick of time.





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