The latest Trump administration scandal that has consumed the mainstream media for the last 24 hours centers around the allegation that President Trump “repeatedly pressured” the president of Ukraine to investigate the son of former Vice President Joe Biden. While Trump’s critics are sounding the alarm over the allegedly scandalous call and “pressure” campaign, President Trump made clear in a comments Friday that he did nothing wrong and this is just “fake news” business as usual.
“The Radical Left Democrats and their Fake News Media partners, headed up again by Little Adam Schiff, and batting Zero for 21 against me, are at it again!” Trump tweeted Friday. “They think I may have had a ‘dicey’ conversation with a certain foreign leader based on a ‘highly partisan’ whistleblower[‘s] statement. Strange that with so many other people hearing or knowing of the perfectly fine and respectful conversation, that they would not have also come forward. Do you know the reason why they did not? Because there was nothing said wrong, it was pitch perfect!”
….statement. Strange that with so many other people hearing or knowing of the perfectly fine and respectful conversation, that they would not have also come forward. Do you know the reason why they did not? Because there was nothing said wrong, it was pitch perfect!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 20, 2019
The tweets echo equally dismissive comments Trump made to the press Friday, stating that comments he made during his call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky were “totally appropriate,” and saying when pressed about asking him to investigate Biden, “It doesn’t matter what I discussed.” Trump also suggested that “somebody ought to look into that.”
The Biden matter involves the then-vice president pressuring Ukraine to oust a prosecutor general who investigated a gas company, Burisma Group, for whom his son, Hunter Biden, served as a board member. Biden says he pressed for the ouster of the prosecutor not to protect his son, but because he failed to adequately address the country’s corruption problems.
As detailed by The Daily Wire, the latest Trump scandal started with another anonymously sourced and rather vague report published by The Washington Post on Wednesday about a whistleblower making an unspecified major accusation about Trump’s conversation with a foreign leader. By Friday, The Wall Street Journal was reporting that “Trump repeatedly pressed Ukraine president to investigate Biden’s son.” (Read more from “Firestorm Over ‘Trump-Ukraine Scandal’ – Here’s How the President Responded” HERE)