WATCH: Trump Put America’s National Security At Risk
November 13, 2019
Everything Trump does is to benefit himself. That includes his gross abuse of power in Ukraine. Just now, Ambassador Taylor confirmed that Trump’s political priorities were more important to him than it was to protect Americans by supporting our ally Ukraine.
According to Taylor, Sondland told a State Department staffer that Trump cared more about investigations into his political opponent than about Ukraine.
Taylor: “The member of my staff asked Ambassador Sondland what President Trump thought about Ukraine. Ambassador Sondland responded that President Trump cares more about the investigations of Biden, which Giuliani was pressing for.”
By withholding military aid that our ally Ukraine needed to defend against Russian aggression, Trump didn’t just put himself first – he put America last. He jeopardized our own national security. Don’t take our word for it…
TOM NICHOLS: “Every witness confirms a straightforward storyline with remarkable consistency: President Donald Trump placed America’s national security at risk by abusing the power of his office for personal gain.”
CNBC: Responding to questions during his testimony, Taylor said he had a ‘clear understanding’ that ‘security assistance money would not come until [Zelensky] committed to pursue the investigation.’ The diplomat added that he had concerns because he believed withholding military aid harmed not only the national security of Ukraine but also that of the U.S.”
ALEXANDER VINDMAN: “And is it fair to say that encouraging Ukraine to conduct investigations related to domestic U.S. politics was not in the U.S. national security interests?” A “In my view, I don’t think it was.”