The scandal surrounding a whistleblower complaint reportedly centering on a conversation between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is continuing to grow. As scrutiny mounts over the corruption Trump allegedly engaged in during that call, he’s abruptly announced that he’s authorizing the release of a transcript of the call this Wednesday. To be clear, although Trump might like us to believe otherwise, this is definitely not where the issue ends — the complaint has been reported to cover more than just the call, and it’s not like Trump and his cronies haven’t come up with wildly off interpretations of evidence we could all see plainly and simply before.
Still, Trump tweeted this Tuesday afternoon:
‘I am currently at the United Nations representing our Country, but have authorized the release tomorrow of the complete, fully declassified and unredacted transcript of my phone conversation with President Zelensky of Ukraine. You will see it was a very friendly and totally appropriate call. No pressure and, unlike Joe Biden and his son, NO quid pro quo! This is nothing more than a continuation of the Greatest and most Destructive Witch Hunt of all time!’
It’s been said before, but remember — there have been literal witch hunts in the United States and elsewhere before. President Ego is so wrapped up in himself, though, that in the year 2019, following endless decades and centuries of scandal and violence, he thinks that a duly proceeding investigation launched in response to clearly demonstrable mountains of evidence is a horrifying atrocity at which people should recoil.
Not gonna happen. Anyway, although questions still remain to be answered upon the release of the transcript, this is far from the end of the story. To begin with — the transcript is not the whistleblower complaint itself, which no doubt provides relevant context. Additionally — if the transcript shows Trump mentioning Ukrainians possibly digging up dirt on the Bidens as many or even as close to as many times as has been alleged, but we’re supposed to believe it didn’t constitute “pressure” because Trump didn’t say “I pressure you” or something — yeah, not gonna happen either.
The House Intel Committee has already hosted the intelligence community’s inspector general for private testimony, and the acting Director of National Intelligence is slated to publicly testify this Thursday. The whistleblower themselves also reportedly wants to testify to Congress.
Check out Twitter’s response below…