DOJ Clears President Trump of Wrongdoing on Ukraine Call; No ‘Quid Pro Quo’
Almost as soon as the Ukraine Scandal began, it was over. On Wednesday, the Department of Justice ruled that President Trump did NOT make a ‘quid pro quo’ with the Ukrainian President in a phone call asking him to restart investigations into possible corruption by Joe Biden. The DOJ concluded that President Trump did not violate campaign finance laws.
The DOJ also concluded that President Trump in no way threatened to withhold military aid as some have alleged.
It was also ruled that the law was not broken by not sharing a whistleblower’s complaint with Congress. It did not meet the legal definition.
The transcript of the call was released to the public Wednesday morning.
The Washington Times reports:
And a separate division of the department has also ruled that the administration did not break the law by failing to quickly share a whistleblower’s complaint with Congress, saying the matter didn’t meet the definition of “urgent” that would trigger the law.
The department also released the transcript of Mr. Trump’s conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, showing the American leader did talk about Mr. Biden, the former vice president and current Democratic presidential front-runner, and his son, Hunter Biden. But Mr. Trump did not threaten to withhold military aid as some have alleged.
Mr. Trump did tell President Volodymyr Zelensky that his personal attorney Rudolph W. Giuliani and Attorney General William P. Barr would reach out to him to discuss the Biden case.
“I will have Mr. Giuliani give you a call and I am also going to have Attorney General William Barr give you a call and we will get to the bottom of it,” Mr. Trump said, according to the transcript of the call reviewed by The Washington Times.
AT the same time, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky confirmed that he was not pressured by President Donald Trump to launch an investigation into Hunter Biden, former Vice President Joe Biden’s son.
When asked by a reporter if he felt pressured by Trump during a July 25 call between the two leaders, Zelensky replied, “nobody pushed me.”
Q for Zelenskiy: Have you felt any pressure from President Trump to investigate Joe Biden and Hunter Biden?
— Dan Linden (@DanLinden) September 25, 2019
“I think you read [the transcript],” Zelensky said.
“We had good phone call. It was normal. We spoke about many things,” Zelensky added, noting that he did not want to be involved in American elections.After Zelensky’s answer, Trump added “there was no pressure.”
Trump was accused of withholding $391 million in military aid to Ukraine and pressuring Zelensky to investigate Joe Biden and Hunter Biden for political gain.
Joe Biden was caught bragging last year about strong-arming the Ukrainian government to the tune of over $1 Billion dollars! Hunter was a board member of a Ukrainian energy company at the time. Older BIden was pressuring the government to fire a general prosecutor…
The prosecutor he got fired was leading a wide-ranging corruption probe into the natural gas firm Burisma Holdings that employed Biden’s younger son, Hunter, as a board member.
Daddy Joe threatened threatened to pull $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees to the country if the Ukrainian government did not fire the prosecutor. That would be called extortion!
ex·tor·tion – noun – The practice of obtaining something, especially money, through force or threats.
Joe Biden bragged about his success at a speech before the Council on Foreign Relations last year. He was very proud of his use of strong-arm tactics to get the prosecutor fired. He never mentioned Burisma or Hunter.
He stated that he told the Ukrainians, “If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money.” Biden then boasted, “Well, son of a bitch, he got fired.”
Prior to the Ukraine, the UK was also investigating Burisma Holdings for corruption.
This should get even more interesting. Get the POPCORN!