Despite the churning cauldron of fake outrage in Washington, D.C., there’s a key problem for Democrats, there’s no actual evidence Trump made an explicit quid pro quo appeal to the Ukrainians, either personally or through his intermediaries. Bloomberg’s Steven T. Dennis and Justin Sink report:
And yet one key piece of Trump’s defense remains intact: None of the witnesses, including Sondland, testified that the president himself directly ordered them to make explicit to the Ukrainians that American military aid and a meeting with Trump depended on their president announcing investigations. Indeed, when Sondland confronted Trump on Sept. 9 — after the administration learned a whistle-blower complaint had been filed — the president denied wanting anything from Ukraine.
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