We have updates from the public impeachment hearing today, and once again Democrats have been exposed for creating this entire charade.
During a portion of the hearing (that will undoubtedly go unreported) Republican Congressman John Ratcliffe of Texas asked Ambassador William Taylor, and the rest of the witness a very important question: what did the president do?
Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas., asks questions to former special counsel Robert Mueller, as he testifies before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on his report on Russian election interference, on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Wednesday, July 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Ratcliffe: AS IT TURNS OUT, PRESIDENT ZELENSKY AGREED WITH YOU. ON OCTOBER 10th, PRESIDENTZELENSKY HELD A PRESS MARATHON WITH OVER 300 REPORTERS, WHERE HE SAID REPEATEDLY AND CONSISTENTLY OVER HOURS AND HOURS THAT HE WAS NOT AWARE OF A MILITARY HOLD DURING THE JULY 25th CALL. IN FACT, IN HIS OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE FROM THE UKRAINIAN GOVERNMENT AVAILABLE ON HIS WEBSITE THAT I’LL BE INTRODUCING INTO THE RECORD, HE SAID OUR PHONE CONVERSATION BEARS NO RELATIONS TO ARMS. THEY BLOCKED THE PROVISION OF MILITARY ASSISTANCE PRIOR TO OUR TELEPHONE CONVERSATION, BUT THE ISSUE HAD NOT BEEN DISCUSSED DURING OUR CONVERSATION, I MEAN I DIDN’T EVEN KNOW. SO NOW IN ADDITION TO CONFIRMING THAT BECAUSE HE HAD NO KNOWLEDGE OF IT, THERE WAS NO QUID PRO QUO INVOLVING MILITARY AID DURING THAT CALL, PRESIDENT ZELENSKY WENT ON TO CONFIRM A NUMBER OF THINGS, THAT THERE WAS NO PRESSURE, THAT THERE WERE NO CONDITIONS, THAT THERE WERE NO THREATS ON MILITARY AID, THERE WERE NO CONDITIONS OR PRESSURE TO INVESTIGATE BURISMA, THERE WAS NO BLACKMAIL, NO CORRUPTION OF ANY KIND DURING THE JULY 25thCALL. AGAIN, FROM HIS OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE. THEREFORE THERE WAS NO BLACKMAIL BECAUSE IT WAS NOT THE SUBJECT OF OUR CONVERSATION WITH THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. THERE WERE NO CONDITIONS ON THE INVESTIGATION EITHER BECAUSE OF ARMS OR THE SITUATION AROUND BURISMA COMPANY. HE TOLD REUTER, THERE WAS NO BLACKMAIL. HE TOLD “THE L.A. TIMES” THERE WAS NO PRESSURE OR BLACKMAIL FROM THE UNITED STATES. HE TOLD KYOTO NEWS I WAS NEVER PRESSURED AND THERE WAS NO CONDITIONS BEING IMPOSED. HE TOLD ABC NEWS AND THE BBC, I’M AGAINST CORRUPTION. THIS IS NOT CORRUPTION. IT WAS JUST A CALL. UKRAINIAN PRESIDENT STOOD IN FRONT OF THE WORLD PRESS AND REPEATEDLY, CONSISTENTLY, OVER AND OVER AGAIN, INTERVIEW AFTER INTERVIEW, SAID HE HAD NO KNOWLEDGE OF MILITARY AID BEING WITHHELD, MEANING NO QUID PRO QUO, NO PRESSURE, NO DEMANDS, NO THREATS, NO BLACKMAIL, NOTHING CORRUPT, AND UNLIKE FIRST 45 MINUTES THAT WE HEARD FROM THE DEMOCRATS TODAY, THAT’S NOT SECONDHAND INFORMATION, IT IS NOT HEAR SAY, WHAT SOMEBODY OVERHEARD AMBASSADOR SONDLAND SAY, THAT’S HIS DIRECT TESTIMONY. AMBASSADOR TAYLOR, DO YOU HAVE ANY EVIDENCE TO PROVE THAT PRESIDENT ZELENSKY WAS LYING TO THE WORLD PRESS WHEN HE SAID THOSE THINGS? YES OR NO?
Taylor: I HAVE NO REASON TO DOUBT WHAT THE PRESIDENT SAID IN HIS —
Ratcliffe: OKAY, VERY GOOD. SO IN THIS IMPEACHMENT HEARING TODAY, WHERE WE IMPEACH PRESIDENTS FOR TREASON OR BRIBERY OR OTHER HIGH CRIMES, WHERE IS THE IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE IN THAT CALL? ARE EITHER OF YOU HERE TODAY TO ASSERT THERE WAS AN IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE IN THAT CALL? SHOUT IT OUT. ANYONE?
Of course, the witnesses just sat there in silence, knowing full well their coup attempt has been undone, and now they are being exposed for the frauds they truly are.
Rep. Ratcliffe just asked the most important question of the day: Was there anything in President Trump's July 25th phone call that was impeachable. Neither witness said yes. — Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) November 13, 2019
Treason hearings will be fun when this whole thing is over.