Impeachment inquiry witnesses affirm 'no' Quid Pro Quo

Impeachment inquiry witnesses affirm 'no' Quid Pro Quo

Daniel Molina
Daniel Molina
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November 19, 2019

The impeachment hearings against President Trump continue this week, but the witnesses seem to have deviated from what the mainstream narrative has been concerning the Ukrainian controversy the President has been embroiled in during the latter half of 2019.

Tim Morrison, the National Security Council Senior Director for European and Russian affairs and one of the witnesses, noted that the transcript was “accurate and complete.”

However, in his deposition, Morrison affirmed that he was unconcerned with the call because he did not believe that it was illegal.

In his view, Morrison commented that there was “nothing illegal” discussed in the July 25th phone call.

Moreover, the witnesses have doubled down on Burisma, which Hunter Biden has past connections to during Vice President Joe Biden’s tenure. They’ve called Ukraine corrupt, and they’ve stated that an investigation into the corruption of Burisma would be legitimate.

Kurt Volker, the special envoy to Ukraine, testified that Ukraine has a “long history of pervasive corruption,” and that Burisma has been a corrupt company for quite some years.

In addition, the idea of Vice President Biden and his son Hunter being subpoenaed for questioning has been floating around for some time, so if an investigation into Burisma is opened then it’s highly likely that both figures will be called for questioning.

On the campaign trail, Vice President Biden has largely tried to deflect criticism against him and instead condemn President Trump.

Morrison, among the other witnesses, believes that President Trump has been concerned with Ukraine’s corruption problem. In fact, Morrison testified that Trump sees Ukraine as having “a significant corruption problem” and that the President has a very “deep rooted view” of ongoing corruption in the country.

As well, the witnesses have testified that they are not aware of any hold on aide, which disproves Adam Schiff’s claims of quid pro quo.

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Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina is an award-winning senior reporter based in Miami. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Florida International University. His hobbies include reading, writing, and watching films.

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