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Ukrainian Foreign Minister Says there Was No Quid Pro Quo

Not the answer Christian Amanpour was looking for. President Trump supposedly prevents Vice President Pence from going to Ukrainian President Zelensky’s inauguration because Zelensky didn’t announce an investigation into Biden. But his foreign minister, Vadym Prystaiko, said the Ukrainians themselves are to blame for having to arrange the inauguration so quickly. Maybe the Democrats want to call Prystaiko as a witness in the impeachment trial.

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White House Admits Ukraine Quid Pro Quo, But Not Over Biden

According to the Washington Examiner: Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney admitted Thursday that President Trump withheld military aid to Ukraine in part because the president wanted the country to investigate a debunked conspiracy theory about the hack of the Democratic National Committee’s servers.  “As vocal as the Europeans are about supporting Ukraine, they are really, really stingy when it comes to lethal aid.

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The Ukraine Phone Call is Not Proof of a Quid Pro Quo

Some of you may notice that I took down a post I put up earlier saying exactly the opposite: that it was clear from the transcript of the phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Zelensky that Trump had dangled foreign aid in order to get Zelensky to investigate Joe and Hunter Biden. But I read a comment by one of my many smart

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Trump Will Release Full Call with Ukraine President

Wondering if he set up the media and the Democrats by letting them speculate for days, and he then releases a transcript that shows the conversation was harmless. Reminds me of Barack Obama letting the birther thing go on and then finally releasing his long-form birth certificate. Similar strategy. Anyway, we’ll see what it says.

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White House May Release Transcript of Trump Ukraine Call

According to ABC News: Some of President Donald Trump’s closest advisers are discussing whether to release the transcript of a call the president had with the president of Ukraine in July that is the subject of a whistleblower complaint, multiple sources familiar with the matter tell ABC News. “You’re going to see,” Trump told reporters Monday morning as he entered the UN General Assembly and was asked

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