October 07, 2019

Nothing There in Ukraine Text Messages

Timothy Birdnow

Here is a devastating attack on the impeachment inquiry and especially the "smoking gun" text messages.

From the article by  Steve Hilton:

The text messages were given to Congress by Kurt Volker, our special envoy to Ukraine. He also gave them an 11-page witness statement.

Some commentators called that statement "devastating for the president,"pointing to the fact that Volker debunks claims by Rudy Giuliani and the president about Ukraine's role in 2016 and Joe Biden's role in Ukraine. That isperfectly true.

Volker's statement is indeed devastating, but not for the president. If you read the whole thing, rather than cherry-pick the anti-Trump bits, the statement is devastating for the Democrats. It's devastating to the case for impeachment. It pretty much exonerates the president on the main impeachment charges

Kurt Volker has been involved in every aspect of this story, dealing face to face with all the key players, all along: President Trump, President Zelensky, Zelensky's adviser Andriy Yermak, and Giuliani. Volker's been described by Trump critics as an "honest broker.'"

Listen to his actual evidence. On page three of his statement, Volker says:"At no time was I aware of or took part in an effort to urge Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Biden. As you will see from the extensive text messages, I am providing, which convey a sense of real-time dialogue with several different actors, Vice President Biden was never a topic of discussion."

On page six, talking about President rump delaying a meeting with Zelensky -- a delay that, based on the texts alone,the media cite as evidence of Trump pressuring Ukraine to investigate Biden -- Volker says:

"But Ibelieved that the president’s long-held negative view toward Ukraine was causing hesitation in actually scheduling the meeting."

Nothing to do with investigating Biden. Just President Trump's concerns over Ukraine corruption, exactly as he's been saying.

Read the entire article; it's eye-opening!

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1 We listened to Hilton on Fox News last evening. He covered this exhaustively. You're aware he recently became a citizen of the U.S., and for all the right reasons. He's a very good addition to the Fox lineup, I'd say.

Posted by: Dana Mathewson at October 07, 2019 01:50 PM (wRfwW)

2 In my best Johnnie Carson voice "I did not know that!" 

He's clearly very smart and all over this story.

I don't have cable so don't have Fox. I don't mind; I get sixty broadcast channels with an antenna, which is free.

Posted by: Timothy Birdnow at October 08, 2019 06:07 AM (8JHJZ)

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