From Parnas calendar, top line across, 9/26/2019, day after Trump Zelensky meeting at UN in NY: Breakfast with Pres. Trump in NYC
‘Trump knew exactly what was going on’ — In a pair of bombshell interviews, indicted Giuliani associate Lev Parnas implicated Trump, Pence, and Barr in a plot to make all U.S. support for Ukraine contingent upon Pres. Zelensky announcing an investigation into the Bidens
Excellent catch by @BenMathisLilley at @Slate : In this released letter, when Giuliani wrote to Zelensky, he explicitly said he represented Trump as a private individual -- not as president. So any Ukrainian favors would be for Trump, not for the US:
Doesn’t matter what the Dems write. 4 facts will never change: -The call transcript shows no linkage -President Trump and President Zelensky both say no pressure -Ukraine didn’t know aid was held up at the time of the call -Ukraine never took any action to get aid released (1/3)
“There are 31 House Democrats in Trump won Congressional Districts. Those Dems will have to answer to their constituents come 2020. If you look at the facts, there’s no crime, there’s no witness, there’s no evidence, there’s no victim, President Zelensky said there was....
My Republican colleagues would have the American public believe that Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch's testimony is not relevant to our impeachment inquiry. One person who thought she was relevant? President Trump, who brought her up in his July 25 call with Zelensky.
@Jim_ Jordan: You didn’t listen in on President Trump & Zelensky’s call? Taylor: I did not. Jordan: You’ve never talked with Chief of Staff Mulvaney? Taylor: I never did. Jordan: You’ve never met the President? Taylor: That’s correct. Jordan: And you’re their star witness.
My Republican colleagues may try to muddy the waters, but this fact is undisputed: On the July 25 call, Trump asked Zelensky to investigate the Bidens. There's no ambiguity about it. And Lt. Col. Vindman understood that ask as a demand.
President Trump: “I want NOTHING. I want no quid pro quo. I want Zelensky to do what he ran on.”
Let's set the record straight: Trump wasn't working to help Ukraine root out corruption. On the July 25 call, he didn't ask Zelensky about any issue related to Ukraine's oligarchs. He did ask about the Bidens. Trump's only focus was his own personal, political gain.
We now have both the April and July calls between President Trump and President Zelensky. Once again, no linkage of any kind. The WH has displayed unprecedented transparency. Meanwhile, Democrats haven’t even released all of the deposition transcripts.