Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) has risen to the top of the Democratic party as a strong leader. After Donald Trump’s raging erratic actions, people are hungry for someone to stand up against the president’s terrible actions. Schiff’s comeback was beautiful.
In a morning tweet, Schiff pointed out that Trump’s acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney clearly stated that the president offered the Ukrainian president a deal difficult to refuse — a “quid pro quo.” That is, he offered President Volodymyr Zelensky something for something else.
In this case, POTUS told the Ukrainian he wanted him to announce on television an investigation into former vice president Joe Biden’s son. In return, Zelensky would get the military aid he direly needed to fight off the Russians.
‘Trump’s Chief of Staff admitted military aid was withheld from an ally to get their help with an investigation, which could help Trump politically. When challenged with this quid pro quo, Mulvaney said it happens all the time. “Get over it,” he said. Never.’
Then, Schiff referred to The Washington Post White House Reporter Josh Dawsy’s tweet about Trump’s reference to the long-time civil servant and impeachment witness Bill Taylor. POTUS claimed there was “no quid pro quo:”
‘A statement from WHITE HOUSE after Trump admin pick Bill Taylor testified all day: “President Trump has done nothing wrong — this is a coordinated smear campaign from far-left lawmakers and radical unelected bureaucrats waging war on the Constitution. There was no quid pro quo.”‘
After that, Schiff denounced the president’s attack on Taylor:
‘Ambassador Taylor went to West Point, served in Vietnam, and left retirement to take this assignment at Secretary Pompeo’s request. Far from being a “radical unelected bureaucrat waging war on the Constitution,” he proved today to be among its most staunch defenders.’
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