Democrats have spent the last several months claiming President Trump forced Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky into a quid pro quo agreement: investigate Joe Biden or the U.S. will not provide Ukraine with aid.
But President Zelensky has, again – specifically, in so many words – denied this ever happened.
From the just-released article in what is left of Time Magazine, we have these excerpts:
During the interview in his office in Kyiv, the comedian-turned-president denied, as he has done in the past, that he and Trump ever discussed a decision to withhold American aid to Ukraine for nearly two months in the context of a quid pro quo involving political favors, which are now at the center of the impeachment inquiry in Congress.
“I never talked to the president from the position of a quid pro quo. That’s not my thing.”
-President Trump says it never happened.
-No one has come forward to say they have first-hand knowledge that it ever happened.
-And President Zelensky specifically states it never happened.
In a sane world, that would end Democrats’ “impeachment inquiry” farce right there.
But Democrats in the House of Representatives don’t appear to be functioning in a sane world. So it continues.
Meanwhile, legislation that might help the country – the US-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) replacement of NAFTA immediately comes to mind, but it’s not the only example – lays in House of Representatives dead letter office, collecting dust.
And with the latest round of Democrats’ Endless Impeachment charade starting, Wednesday, in the House Judiciary committee, you can bet nothing will happen on that legislation any time soon.
(Maybe Democrats are counting on Jerrold Nadler’s unsurpassed dynamism and charisma to turn the tide….)
Oh, one other thing: even if they did come up with evidence that President Trump asked President Zelensky to investigate Joe Biden’s involvement in Burisma…
Wasn’t that Joe Biden, on video tape, bragging that he threatened to withhold $1 billion dollars in aid from the Ukraine unless a prosecutor – who just happened to be the one investigating Burisma – was summarily fired? Isn’t that exactly the kind of quid pro quo Trump – without any evidence – is being accused of?
I don’t care whether such an investigation helps Trump politically (as it helps every Democrat running against him for the nomination, let’s not forget). It damn well SHOULD be investigated.
In case you forgot, here’s the video:
That clear enough?