Revelations today: Trump fired Ukraine ambassador Marie Yovanovitch because they thought she was interfering with their Biden vendetta. Top envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker texted that Trump was withholding security to Ukraine until they “investigated” Biden. Both are testifying before House committees.
Let’s be clear. Asking a foreign power or person to interfere in a presidential election is completely illegal. Also today on the White House lawn while cameras recorded it, Trump demanded China find damaging info on Biden, or else. This is also illegal and is also many felonies.
The dam of support for Trump is crumbling. Let’s keep pushing and fighting. Because for the next several months it’s just gonna be a tsunami of bad news from Trump. Even a Fox News poll says voters are “exhausted” by Trump.
‘Crazy to withhold security assistance’ to Ukraine for political campaign:
Top US diplomat. In newly disclosed text messages shared with Congress, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine writes to a group of other American diplomats that “I think it’s crazy to withhold security assistance for help with a political campaign.”
Trump publicly urges China to investigate Bidens amid impeachment inquiry.
Despite Trump’s accusations of corruption, there has been no evidence of wrongdoing on the part of the former vice president or his son.
The whistleblower reportedly alleged that Volker was one of the officials attempting to “contain the damage” of the scandal by advising Ukrainians on how to handle the requests of Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani—who has publicly admitted to pushing for corruption investigations into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son. The whistleblower also reportedly claimed Yovanovitch was recalled to Washington earlier than expected because of “pressure” from then-Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko, who had spoken to Giuliani about the investigations and “collusion.”
Yovanovitch, who was recalled months earlier than expected in May 2019, was accused by Giuliani without evidence of trying to undermine the President and blocking efforts to investigate Democrats like former Vice President Joe Biden. According to the Wall Street Journal, a person familiar with the matter said that State Department officials were told that her removal was “a priority” for Trump.