Whether it was the weakened RNC Ukraine plank that coincided with the 2016 infusion of Russian money in the GOP or the current shake-down of Ukraine by withholding US military aid, the crime spree continues.
Trump has made an intense effort to convince people that the highly accurate whistleblower was highly inaccurate, making this claim at least 32 times over five weeks. Now he’s trying to use his fictional reality as the basis for revealing the whistleblower’s identity. pic.twitter.com/ce9jWPOb7r
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) November 3, 2019
Note: POTUS is employing the same kind of "corrupt origins" attack as he did with Mueller. Trump fuels suspicions about the whistleblower's motivations just as he did by using the Steele Dossier. The aim is to render every piece of damning evidence somehow illegitimate. https://t.co/HvcaMJy7Tc
— Julian Zelizer (@julianzelizer) November 3, 2019
No different than the NY Times doxxing the whistleblower, GOP/Trump intimidating of future whistleblowers distracts from the reality of how even with the fragments of testimony available, the shakedown has been accurately described.
This was the fastest any claim ended up on the Bottomless Pinocchio List. Trump said it 29 times within a couple of weeks, and he's probably said it another 29 times since our last update. Saying it over and over doesn't make it true. https://t.co/FC7KHDh6a9
— Glenn Kessler (@GlennKesslerWP) November 3, 2019
Whistleblower is inaccurate: Trump repeated some version of this claim 29 times
The whistleblower report is correct on key details about the call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, according to the rough transcript released by the White House. Other details contained in the whistleblower complaint have been largely confirmed, according to a line-by-line examination by The Fact Checker. Read more
I think Republicans forget that Putin not only interfered in the 2016 general election but they also interfered in the Republican primaries. Putin helped chose their nominee. Is that what they want going forward? Foreign adversaries picking the Republican nominee?
— Emily A. (@emzorbit) November 3, 2019
And think about the amounts of money.
No gangster in history has ever had 400 million dollars of leverage.
The magnitude is off the charts on this extortion racket.
— eli friedmann (@eligit) November 3, 2019
Trump Gets Note From Podiatrist Exempting Him from Impeachment
-The Borowitz Report https://t.co/UaZMyPlqNu
— the littlest guardian – formerly “groot” (@GrootResists) November 3, 2019