Testimony from former envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker should mean game over for Democrats and their impeachment circus.
Volker faced impeachment investigators for the second time on Tuesday and knocked the legs out from under the narrative by Democrats in their attempts to impeach President Trump over alleged quid pro quo in his July phone conversation with Ukraine’s president.
The first witness Republicans called to testify publicly, Volker appeared before the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday along with former Trump National Security Council adviser Tim Morrison and confirmed that there was no attempt by the president to press Ukraine to launch a probe of former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter in exchange for U.S. military aid.
And in questioning by Rep. Mike Turner, Volker, who resigned in September after becoming entangled in the Ukraine controversy, virtually destroyed the Democrats’ sham impeachment show trial.
“You had a meeting with the President of the United States and you believe the policy issues he raised were valid, correct?” Turner, the GOP congressman from Ohio, asked Volker during his second appearance before the panel.
“Yes,” Volker responded.
“Did the President of the United States ever say to you that he was not going to allow aid from the United States to go to the Ukraine unless there were investigations into Burisma, the Bidens, or the 2016 elections?” Turner questioned.
“No, he did not,” the former special representative replied.
“Did the Ukrainians ever tell you that they understood that they would not get a meeting with the President of the United States, a phone call with the President of the United States, or military aid or foreign aid from the United States unless they undertook investigations of Burisma, the Bidens or the 2016 elections?”the Ohio congressman asked directly, cutting to the underlying argument by Democrats.
“No they did not,” Volker responded simply.
“Pretty much Ambassador Volker you just took away their entire case!” Turner declared.
In responding to questioning by other lawmakers during the hearing, Volker and Morrison repeatedly made it clear that there was no quid pro quo, no bribery and no extortion in their experiences with Trump and while they served in the White House.
Rep. @EliseStefanik got straight to the point with Morrison & Volker asking them bluntly if they witnessed or had evidence of bribery, treason, extortion or quid pro quo by @realDonaldTrump. They answered NO.
Train wreck for Democrats.
Elise was on ??. pic.twitter.com/M0icBDMobT
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) November 20, 2019
“I have only seen an allegation of bribery in the last week,” Volker said at one point. “I was never involved in anything that I considered to be bribery at all, or extortion.”
Former U.S. Special Envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker tells Intelligence Committee he was never involved in bribery or extortion. pic.twitter.com/lLC7yqxmxe
— The Federalist (@FDRLST) November 19, 2019
“It has long been U.S. policy under multiple administrations to urge Ukraine to investigate and fight internal corruption,” Volker said in his opening statement.
Volker and Morrison’s appearance before the committee followed five hours of testimony with the NSC’s Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and Vice President Pence aide, Jennifer Williams.
Trump weighed in as Tuesday’s hearing wrapped up, calling it “A great day for Republicans, a great day for our Country!”
A great day for Republicans, a great day for our Country!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 20, 2019
And despite headlines from the mainstream media painting a picture of doom for the president and his case, Twitter users agreed that Volker’s testimony was the “best takedown ever.”
This was the best ?????
— Presley (@presleyjaxx) November 20, 2019
CNN & MSNBC both ran stories that said:
“Envoy … now says Ukraine aid was linked to Biden probe”
Volker testified there was no:
—Quid Pro Quo
And Tim Morrison said there was “no problem” with the call
When will the MSM report the TRUTH?
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) November 20, 2019
THE ONLY WITNESSES THAT MATTER: Morrison and Volker
– Spoke with Trump
– Were on Ukraine call
– Both have firsthand knowledge of Ukraine decisions
BOTH TESTIFY UNDER OATH:
– No bribery/quid pro quo
– Aide not held up as a bargaining chip
BOTH DESTROY Dems entire case: pic.twitter.com/99Qb6pc6Hw
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) November 19, 2019
This should be game over. There was nothing illegal. Move on. There’s so much problems that need to be addressed… Unfortunately the mainstream media, corrupt media, is helping to keep pushing this anti Trump narrative sickness to the masses…
— Alek J. Hidell (@alekjhidelll) November 20, 2019
This was great. The entire scam just ended.
— Art Vandelay (@X62048239) November 19, 2019
Best take down ever.
— Kelly ????? (@OneDied4U) November 20, 2019
HEAR THAT!!!! The door on this hoax just got SLLLLAAAAMMMMEEEDDDDD! pic.twitter.com/m5sMaPuwwu
— Arthur Fleck (@ArthurF44702463) November 20, 2019
Game over! See ya in November! #KAG2020??
— ScottyB (@sbonacci61) November 20, 2019
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