Kurt Volker, former United States Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations, was deposed by Congress in regard to the Ukraine-Biden-Trump incident. Rep Crenshaw and other House Republicans felt that his deposition cleared Trump, in fact, they wanted the transcripts to be made public to put an end to the BS impeachment claims. But as Crenshaw pointed on Twitter, Dems were not interested in sharing the facts.
“One key fact about yesterday’s closed-door witness interview? Republicans are the ones calling for public release of the deposition transcript. That should tell you something. Democrats prefer narratives, not facts.”
But somehow according to the MSM both Dems and Republicans believed the deposition was a win.
“Democrats said Volker validated previous claims from a government whistleblower that the president had sought to pressure his Ukrainian counterpart into investigating Joe Biden, a leading Democratic presidential contender, while withholding military aid to the country.
“We saw further evidence that there was a shadow shakedown going on,” Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), an Intelligence Committee member, told reporters afterward.
Republicans, meanwhile, rushed to Trump’s defense. They argued that Volker had not only exonerated the president of any wrongdoing, but also provided damning new evidence regarding Biden’s son, Hunter, who had served on the board of a Ukrainian energy company.
“The allegations of a quid pro quo, basically today just blew a massive hole throughout the entirety of that argument,” said Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
“The administration is in an even stronger place today than they were this morning as a product of Ambassador Volker coming to testify.”
“The House Intelligence Committee will meet again behind closed doors on Friday with the intelligence community’s inspector general, which conducted a preliminary investigation of the whistleblower’s complaint and found it “credible.”
They should just release the transcripts, especially if everyone seems so happy about the results. But the Dems are probably just trying to put on a strong front, as they have already promised their constituents that they are going to try an impeach Trump, and as Crenshaw pointed out the truth would likely get in the way of the narrative.