Monday, October 7, 2019
More on the Trump-Ukraine Scandal and the Lies Behind it.
I've been trying to keep track of this burgeoning Trump/Ukraine scandal.
Here's what I know so far:
Trump claims that calling foreign nations to make up dirt on Biden has "nothing to do with politics." Then why did Trump send Rudy Giuliani as his direct emissary?
Giuliani is NOT a government official. He represents Trump's PERSONAL interests, including Trump's re-election, therefore, Trump removed any doubt on his motives when he sent Giuliani to Ukraine.
Giuliani represents Trump's personal interests. Trump told Ukraine to work directly through Giuliani, therefore, Trump used the power of the office of the presidency and the power of the US government to advance his personal interests that would affect his re-election campaign.
Trump then fired the ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, in order to remove an obstacle to his pressure for a fake "investigation." Giuliani said she was an obstacle; again Trump's private interests is the reason for the firing. This was reported in The Wall Street Journal ("fake news" too?).
I urge everyone who is interested in knowing facts, not Trumpian fiction, to read this piece by Jane Mayer of the New Yorker.
It debunks the lie that Joe Biden is corrupt and tried to strong-arm the Ukrainians to help his son. You can read the fact in the above link.
I don't expect the Trump Cultists to read it or believe anything that hasn't been claimed by Sean Hannity or Trump. Trump's cultists are irredeemable and lost to all reason and understanding of the facts. But it is important for the majority of Americans who reject Trump and his lies and criminality to better understand the genesis the the Trump/Ukraine Scandal.
A bit of nostalgiia:
Onece, not long ago, we did have an honest, dignified, intelligent president who knew how government worked and who made America proud and admired around the world: