An anonymous Deep State whistleblower claims that in the phonecall, Trump used the $400 million in U.S. military aid to Ukraine to pressure Zelensky to open a probe into possible corruption involving 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son, Hunter. The only problem is this: The whistleblower had not actually heard the Trump-Zelensky phone conversation, but based his/her accusation on hearsay.
Being who they are, absence of evidence never stops Demonrats from their never-ending persecution of Trump — a duly-elected President of the United States. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) used the hearsay phonecall as the pretext for the House to move to impeach Trump. Puffed up with faux righteous indigation, Pelosi said: “The president must be held accountable! No one is above the law.”
The 5-page transcript of the Trump-Zelensky phonecall shows that instead of being adversarial, the two presidents were warm and cordial. In the phonecall, Trump made no reference to the $400 million U.S. military aid, nor did he use the aid to coerce Zelensky.
Yesterday, Sept. 25, at the United Nations General Assembly, in a joint appearance with Trump before reporters, President Zelensky confirmed what was said and not said in the July 25 phonecall.
Yahoo News reports that asked by reporters if he had felt pressured by Trump to investigate Biden, Zelensky said:
“I think you read everything. So I think you read text. I’m sorry but I don’t want to be involved to democratic open elections of USA. I think we had good phone call. It was normal. We spoke about many things. I think, and you read it, nobody pushed me.”
Trump added, “In other words, no pressure.”
About Hunter Biden, Trump said that President Zelensky is “very, very strongly looking into all sorts of corruption,” and that when Hunter Biden “walks away with millions of dollars from Ukraine and … they’re paying him millions of dollars, that’s corruption.”
When Joe Biden was Obama’s Vice President, he lobbied for the removal of Ukraine’s State Prosecutor Viktor Shokin, who was investigating a Ukrainian energy company that employed Joe’s son, Hunter Biden, who served until earlier this year on the company’s board and was paid a reported $50,000 monthly salary. The investigation into the company ended without charges brought against Hunter.