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Ukraine’s president says there
was no blackmail in Trump call

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Posted By: NorthernDog, 10/10/2019 8:04:12 AM

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky said Thursday there was no blackmail involved during a telephone call with President Donald Trump that has since set in motion an impeachment inquiry. Zelensky has come under pressure to shed light on a phone call with Trump in July in which the U.S. president appeared to ask Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, a potential Democratic rival in the 2020 presidential race, and his son Hunter Biden who served on the board of a Ukrainian gas company Burisma. Trump repeatedly tells Zelensky that the U.S. has been “very, very good” to Ukraine, a

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Tell me again what Trump's crime is supposed to be? Witness A says nothing happened.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: h24015 10/10/2019 8:31:52 AM (No. 203073)
Well then he needs to hire one.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All 10/10/2019 9:06:41 AM (No. 203113)
Well obviously Trump is forcing him to say that. Impeach anyway!!!
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Reply 3 - Posted by: DVC 10/10/2019 9:51:18 AM (No. 203173)
I have read the transcript. This is pure BS from the Dems. There was absolutely NOTHING out of line said.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: bighambone 10/10/2019 3:13:44 PM (No. 203512)
The transcript of the presidential telephone call between President Trump and the President of Ukraine that was created by NSC stenographers during the call, along with the testimony of the President of Ukraine that he was not pressured by President Trump in any way are the best evidence in resolving the matter at hand. Inserting the opinions, or hearsay opinions of politically biased bureaucrats posing as whistleblowers is simply not credible evidence. From what we know today the Democrats are beating a dead horse trying to charge the President with impeachable offenses using false or incredible evidence. If the Republicans in the Senate vote to remove the President from office and to effectively undo the 2016 election at the behest of the leftist and liberal Democrats on such flimsy opinion based evidence they would be committing political suicide.
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