Graham on ‘BS’ impeachment inquiry: Testimony won’t change my mind, because I won’t read it . President Trump’s dealings with Ukraine would be “very disturbing,” told reporters Tuesday that he’s not interested in seeing it.
White House tied military and political support to a “favor” Trump sought from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. In transcripts made public so far this week, Sondland; Kurt Volker .
Former high-ranking State Department official Michael McKinley all tended to confirm that Trump was seeking Zelensky’s help , in pursuing a conspiracy theory advanced by Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani about the 2016 election .
At the time, Graham’s openness to impeachment was a shift from his comments the month before. “If you’re looking for a circumstance where the president of the United States ,
Was threatening the Ukraine with cutting off aid unless they investigated his political opponent, you’d be very disappointed,” he told reporters in late September. “That does not exist.”
Sen. Lindsey Graham: “If you’re looking for a circumstance where the President of the United States was threatening the Ukraine with cutting off aid unless they investigated his political opponent, you’d be very disappointed. That does not exist.”White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney told reporters during a press briefing that Trump withheld military aid to Ukraine ,
Mulvaney responded when asked about the president’s public call to investigate Biden and his son Hunter. “Absolutely. No question about that. But that’s it. That’s why we held up the money.”
When a reporter pointed out that withholding aid to Ukraine until an investigation into the DNC server was launched was the very definition of a quid pro quo, Mulvaney responded, “We do that all the time with foreign policy.” Mulvaney later walked back those comments, and claimed the “media ,