NEW: Democrat Senators reached out to Ukraine in May 2018 and asked for their assistance in investigating Trump
“In the letter, they implied that their support for U.S. assistance to Ukraine was at stake” https://t.co/5U4v9nnLaM
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) September 25, 2019
Isn’t this exactly what they’re claiming Trump did? Except Trump was basically just asking to reconsider the shutdown of the investigation, due to the threat from Joe Biden.
Democrats wrote to the Ukrainian government in May 2018 urging it to continue investigations into President Donald Trump’s alleged collusion with Russia in the 2016 presidential campaign — collusion later found not to exist.
The demand, which came from U.S. Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Dick Durbin (D-IL), and Patrick Leahy (D-VT), resurfaced Wednesday in an opinion piece written by conservative Marc Thiessen in the Washington Post.
Ironically, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) declared Tuesday that the mere possibility that President Trump had asked Ukraine to continue an investigation of former Vice President Joe Biden — even without a quid pro quo — was enough to trigger an impeachment inquiry. (Biden boasted in 2018 that he had forced Ukraine to remove its prosecutor by threatening to withhold $1 billion in U.S. aid; he did not tell his audience at the Council on Foreign Relations that the prosecutor was looking into a firm on whose board his son, Hunter Biden, was serving.)