Thursday, 12 Dec 2019

Another Blow to Impeachment

Mark Sandy’s Testimony just Released, Blows Away Schiff Narrative for Aid Freeze

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Rep. Lee Zeldin has been demanding for House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff to release the transcript of the closed door testimony of White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) official Mark Sandy.

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 And now we can see why Schiff may have sat on it.

Sandy testified that the reason why aid was held up and his testimony completely blows apart the Schiff narrative and is completely consistent with everything we’ve seen from how President Donald Trump works.

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Sandy explained that the only reason he was told that aid was temporarily frozen was because of other countries not contributing their agreed fair share.

This is consistent with what he said to President Zelensky on July 25, where he mentioned that Germany and other European countries weren’t doing their fair share to help.

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It’s consistent with how Trump has approached NATO and the UN, to hold or talk about holding American aid until other countries kick in with their shares.

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The aid was ultimately given to Ukraine and there was not in fact any lag in them getting it. But Democrats tried to argue that the aid was held until Ukrainians agreed to investigate the Biden’s. No witness actually supported the claim that Trump conditioned aid on investigations and they all said they were never told about any quid pro quo from Trump.

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Sandy’s testimony kills the Schiff claim that that the freeze was because of Trump demanding the Biden’s be investigated.

 

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