This is amazing.
Democrats think they’re going to impeach Trump over this Ukraine nonsense, but they have been caught flat-footed of doing exactly what they are accusing Trump of doing.
Three senators including Bob Menendez, Dick Durbin, and Pat Leahy signed the letter.
You have to marvel at the hypocrisy.
Holy shit Dem senators sent a letter to the prosecutor in Ukraine last year
Asking them to… wait for it… investigate Trump.https://t.co/RXkZrrLGIX
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) September 25, 2019
From the Washington Post:
Democrats’ double standard on Ukraine
We don’t yet know whether President Trump delayed some military aid to Ukraine as leverage to get Ukraine’s president to reopen an investigation into Hunter Biden. But if we are concerned about U.S. officials inappropriately threatening aid to Ukraine, then there are others who have some explaining to do.
It got almost no attention, but in May, CNN reported that Sens. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) and Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.) wrote a letter to Ukraine’s prosecutor general, Yuriy Lutsenko, expressing concern at the closing of four investigations they said were critical to the Mueller probe.
In the letter, they implied that their support for U.S. assistance to Ukraine was at stake. Describing themselves as “strong advocates for a robust and close relationship with Ukraine,” the Democratic senators declared, “We have supported [the] capacity-building process and are disappointed that some in Kyiv appear to have cast aside these [democratic] principles to avoid the ire of President Trump,” before demanding Lutsenko “reverse course and halt any efforts to impede cooperation with this important investigation.”
So, it’s okay for Democratic senators to encourage Ukraine to investigate Trump, but it’s not okay for the president to allegedly encourage Ukraine to investigate Hunter Biden?
This is just unreal.
Demanding that he cooperate with the Mueller investigation
— Will Chamberlain (@willchamberlain) September 25, 2019
Seems relevant today
— chael (@philmxchael) September 25, 2019
Wow sure seems like The Senators were looking to influence the Ukraine into investigating Trump. There is a veiled threat in that Dem letter.
— LeighIAM (@factualone) September 25, 2019
Has anyone explained why this was ok? https://t.co/67cmcCUzoF
— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) September 25, 2019
Wow this is treason, right? https://t.co/WAH1F8ZKie
— Michael Duncan (@MichaelDuncan) September 25, 2019
Seems like something the press might want to look into.
If they were honest, that is.