Dems publish Trump administration officials’ texts in Ukrainegate impeachment frenzy

Dems publish Trump administration officials’ texts in Ukrainegate impeachment frenzy Reuters / Jonathan Ernst
Several top Democrats have released text messages between US officials which they claim expose the Trump administration’s drive to ‘coerce’ the Ukrainian government to target Joe Biden, for purely political reasons obviously.

The Democratic chairs of the House Intelligence, Oversight and Foreign Affairs Committees released the messages in a letter to fellow representatives late Thursday.

The letter features over a dozen text messages between US diplomats – including former Trump administration envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker, Ukrainian embassy official Bill Taylor, EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland, as well as the president’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani.

“The president and his aides are engaging in a campaign of misinformation and misdirection in an attempt to normalize the act of soliciting foreign power to interfere in our elections,” the chairmen wrote. 

Even more astonishing, he is now openly and publicly asking another foreign power – China – to launch its own sham investigation against the Bidens to further his own political aims.

Last week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Congress would launch an impeachment inquiry over the allegations the president sought to “shake down” his Ukrainian counterpart, unifying six separate committee probes under one umbrella.

President Trump has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing amid the controversy, arguing that there is nothing illicit about requesting an ally to investigate potential corruption. He has stressed that Biden himself publicly bragged about threatening to withhold US loan guarantees to Ukraine unless the country fired its head prosecutor, who happened to be investigating the gas firm that hired Biden’s son, Hunter.