Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign rally in Akron, Ohio, Monday, Aug. 22, 2016. Behind is former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
As promised yesterday, the White House has released the transcript of the call between President Trump and Ukraine President Zelensky.
This is all there is of interest:
The President: I would like you to do us a favor though because our country has been through a lot and Ukraine knows a lot about it. I would like you to find out what happened with
this whole situation with Ukraine, they say Crowdstrike … I guess you have one of your wealthy people… The server, they say Ukraine has it. There are a lot of things that went on, the
:whole situation .. I think you 1 re _surrounding yourself with some of the same people. I would like to have the Attorney General call you or your people and I would like you to get to the
bottom of it. As you said yesterday, that whole nonsense ended with a very poor performance by a man named Robert Mueller, an incompetent performance-, but they say a lot of it started with
Ukraine. Whatever you can do, it’s very important that· you. do it if that’s possible.
Implication: there is a very serious investigation ongoing of how the Mueller investigation got launched and that includes looking into the DNC hacks in a manner that one would expect a law enforcement agency to respond to a crime, in other words, they aren’t letting the skells set the parameters of the investigation.
The President: Good because I heard you had a prosecutor who was very good and he was shut down and that’s really unfair. A lot of people are talking about that, the way they shut your very good prosecutor down and you had some very bad people involved. Mr. Giuliani is a highly respected man. He was the mayor bf New York City, a great mayor, and I would like him to call you. I will ask him to call yotu along with the Attorney General. Rudy very much knows what’s happening and he is a very capable guy. If you could speak to him that would be great. The former ambassador from the United States, the woman, was bad news and the people she was dealing with in the Ukraine were bad news so I just want to_let you know that. The other thing, There’s a lot of talk about Biden’s son, that Biden stopped the prosecution and a lot of people want to find out about that so whatever you can do with the Attorney General would be great. Biden went around bragging that he stopped the prosecution so if you ·can look into it … It sounds horrible to me.
Part of this is going to drive the left bonkers. The so-called Ukraine experts claim that the guy who was fired was more corrupt than the people he was investigating. Was he? I don’t know, what I do know is that the unanimity of opinion and the frantic appeal to authority argument leads me to think it is bullsh**. They aren’t going to like him dissing the Ukraine ambassador who he fired. Screw ’em. And the statement on Biden and his son seem completely reasonable. At no point are there threats or implications of favors to be granted. And, ominously, the Attorney General is looking into this, too. So Biden and his fluffers probably shouldn’t get too far out over their skis lest they get embarrassed when Biden’s coked up kid gets indicted.