Speaker Nancy Pelosi tapped House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff to lead their impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, and it has completely backfired on them in recent weeks.
Every time Schiff releases new information to the public about their impeachment witch hunt, it further proves they have no case at all.
But a bombshell new revelation this week completely clears the president.
Democrats claim that Trump directly ordered the U.S. to withhold military aid to Ukraine in exchange for the country reopening their investigation into Joe and Hunter Biden’s shady business deals in the country.
Democrats argue Trump is guilty of an inappropriate “quid pro quo” and that he should be removed from office over it.
However, testimony from a senior State Department official specializing in Ukraine revealed that military aid to Ukraine had been withheld previously by the White House — long before the requested investigations came into play — and for very valid reasons, according to Breitbart.
State Department official Catherine Croft testified on Oct. 30 that the military aid had been placed on hold for about “a week or two” in late 2017 at the direction of Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney.
Croft testified the military aid was withheld in 2017 — almost two years before Trump’s July 25 call with the Ukrainian president — over concerns that Russia would react negatively to the provision of lethal aid to Ukraine.
But wait, it gets better.
Croft also said that the Obama administration shared this same concern, which is why they never provided similar aid to Ukraine over the course of the preceding years.
The hold was lifted and the military aid was delivered around April 2018.
But Croft also revealed in her testimony that Mulvaney’s OMB hadn’t just taken an interest in aid to Ukraine, but was, in fact, looking closely at all aid provided to foreign nations.
When asked specifically about the temporary hold on aid to Ukraine in 2017, Croft noted Trump’s reasoning for the hold was “pretty well-known” and that the president was “skeptical of providing weapons to Ukraine.”
Asked to elaborate, she said, “When this was discussed, including in front of the Ukrainian delegation, in front of (former) President (Petro) Poroshenko, he described his concerns being that Ukraine was corrupt, that it was capable of being a very rich country, and that the United States shouldn’t pay for it, but instead, we should be providing aid through loans.”
Croft further stated of the president’s concerns, “That Ukraine was corrupt, and that Europe should be stepping up to do more to provide security assistance to Ukraine.” Just a moment later she revealed that U.S. security assistance to Ukraine surpassed all of the economic and security assistance provided to that nation by the entirety of the European Union nations.
Here’s the main takeaways: Croft testified that (1) the hold on military aid was enacted in 2017, not around Trump’s July 25, 2019 call; (2) the Obama administration never provided similar aid to Ukraine amid the same fears that the Trump administration had; (3) the aid was delivered in early 2018, well before Trump’s phone call with the Ukrainian president, meaning it was never a condition of the phone call; (4) and the Trump administration was looking at all aid to foreign nations, not just Ukraine, in an attempt to ensure it wasn’t going to corrupt actors/governments.
Schiff brought in Croft to give him ammunition to impeach Trump over his Ukraine phone call.
But instead, she set the record straight and proved that Trump did absolutely nothing wrong.