The President Trump impeachment hearings have descended into what would be viewed as a clown show at best. Key witnesses are coming forth having actually witnessed nothing, testimony is continually altered or changed, and new witnesses are called by the Democrats as they realize their old witnesses are collapsing:
Bill Taylor’s aide claims he overheard a conversation between Sondland and Trump in which he heard Trump ask about the ‘investigations’. That would indicate the phone call was on speaker. But it wasn’t – it was a cell phone call at a busy noisy restaurant on July 26th in Kiev. The aid has not testified – his name is David Holmes and he is a counselor at the US embassy in Kiev.
In 2013, David Holmes was appointed by Obama as Director for Afghanistan. In June 2013, he was present at a national security meeting held by Obama along with the newly appointed Avril Haines formerly serving as Director of the CIA before being appointed Obama’s deputy counsel.
According to Taylor, his aide told him that Sondland called Trump on his cell phone and Holmes claimed he could hear both sides of the conversation. Yet afterward, Holmes asked Sondland what President Trump ‘thought about Ukraine’. If he had heard both sides of the phone call, why would he ask this question? Sondland replied with a shrug, Trump cares about the Biden investigation. That amounts to chit-chat.
Trump notified Congress that he would be holding up military aid to Ukraine in June, no one objected. Zelensky won the election on July 21st. Holmes, Taylor and Sondland were all in Ukraine on July 26th. Trump had no idea what kind of president Zelensky would make, Ukraine had been mired in corruption and war for 5 years, and his meeting with Zelensky would not take place until the end of September.
Nothing in this testimony says anything about Ukraine aid.
So far, we have an aid who claims he heard two sides of a cell phone conversation in which nothing is discussed except Sondland’s meetings. The aid then makes conclusions that Trump is bribing the newly elected Zelensky and runs home to tell his boss, Bill Taylor what he thinks he knows. Bill Taylor then relays in hearings what his aid thinks he might have heard, but didn’t really, because Ukraine aid was never discussed, however Sondland was miffed because President Trump didn’t care about Ukraine but asked about the investigation that Biden had coerced the then prosecutor to drop or else Biden would withhold aid…
So it isn’t merely hearsay, Taylor’s testimony is now gossip down the line of gossip.
The Democrats defend the hearsay claiming Taylor was ‘under oath’ and therefore his hearsay isn’t real hearsay, it’s something else…
Media Liberals claim the evidence is damaging and proves Trump committed a sort of bribery scheme of ‘I will release the aid if you reopen the investigation against Hunter Biden.’ But President Trump never actually said that, all the evidence reveals is that some people who heard bits and pieces of a telephone conversation in which they were not privy made conclusions as to how they personally viewed said conversation despite hearing nothing to allude to aid.
The fact that the President of Ukraine, Zelensky, and his staff find the entire frame of the conversation as damning preposterous at best, and comedic at worst, invites no credibility. Why?
Are the democrats saying that testimony by the Ukrainian president is not worthy of acceptance? Are they claiming the Ukraine president is lying? Because that would indicate that they feel the Ukraine president is corrupt… And if the Ukraine president is corrupt, then deferring aide to Ukraine would be completely within President Trump’s authority.
Democrats site that ‘all the witnesses are corroborating each other’ – yet all the witnesses give depositions behind closed doors, we have no idea what coercion might be relayed.
So far, most of the testimony is supposition and has taken a simple remark made by Sondland and embellished it with theories and innuendo. The fact that Trump withheld the aid a full month before the telephone conversation took place, before Zelensky was elected, refutes nearly every statement. The fact that Zelensky won the election based on his promise to eradicate all corruption is also telling knowing that Biden had quashed the initial investigation into Burisma by threatening to withhold aid back in 2016. In essence it is Biden who should have been impeached as VP under Obama given his public admission that is widely available.
The impeachment hearing is marked with legal issues, corruption, altered words, and the absolute heinous desire to derail President Trump because the 2020 election is a Democrat failure.