The month of September 2019 has been trans-formative with regards to the republican President Donald Trump being held accountable for his list of wrong-doings which until now, it looked like his moniker of “Teflon Don” befitted him. No matter how outrageous his behaviors, he appeared to go untouched by events that would have been the ruin of anyone else.
But the president’s good luck has been smashed to smithereens when the Washington Post broke the story with its 9/18/2019 report about a whistleblower’s complaint regarding a July 2019 phone conversation between President Trump and the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, alleging that President Trump had used the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country (Ukraine) in the 2020 election by having Ukrainian prosecutors manufacture dirt on VP Biden and his son, Hunter who had been a director for an Ukrainian natural gas company from 2014-2018, and that Rudy Giuliani and Attorney General Bill Barr appeared to be involved in the effort as well. In addition, the president had frozen military aid committed by the US Congress in May 2019 to Ukraine to the tune of $391 million dollars, to help the Ukrainians fight back Russia’s aggressiveness, just days before the infamous 7/25/2019 Trump- Zelenskiy phone call. Finally, White House staffers recognizing the political lethal quality of the call, secreted the notes about it, in a server designated for covert operations where access was extremely limited.
Additional reporting by The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times confirmed the whistleblower’s complaint, providing new additional details. The Post and the Times then both verified that the president’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani had met with an Ukrainian aide in Madrid, just days after the 7/25 Trump-Zelenskiy phone call, to spell out more specifics.
Yahoo News tweeted the following breaking news story on 9/30/2019:
The Democratic Party’s House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who had persistently resisted pressure to have the House initiate an impeachment inquiry against the president, a power granted it by the US Constitution, finally announced her approval to move forward on impeachment proceedings based on the president’s brazen act of soliciting aid from a foreign government’s leader to help his 2020 campaign with opposition research and thereby, interfere with 2020 US elections, a repeat of what Russia did in 2016 against the USA.
In response to all the above hoopla, the president’s surrogates hit all the Sunday news talk shows on 9/29/2019 to defend their standard bearer by trumping out the GOP talking points, accidentally sent by email to the Democratic Party’s House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Despite the president and his surrogates having been fully informed of the reality that the GOP conspiracy theories regarding any alleged wrong-doings by the Bidens in Ukraine had been debunked by credible fact checkers from 2015-2019, and that any allegations about Ukraine having messed with 2016 US elections being false, as per President Trump’s first homeland security adviser Thomas P. Bossert, they continued to push the conspiracy theory narratives as factual.
The best news talk show host who challenged the president’s surrogates’ talking points, was the FOX News TV reporter Chris Wallace with the White House adviser, Stephen Miller.
As per a September 25, 2019 Axios report, “White House accidentally sent Democrats talking points on Trump-Ukraine call” by Fadel Allassan
“The White House on (9/25/2019) emailed talking points to Trump allies on how to defend the release of a summary of the president’s phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.”
The catch: “The email was mistakenly also sent to Democratic lawmakers before the White House attempted to “recall” it — but not before Democrats tweeted it and sent it to reporters. The apparent blunder revealed the White House’s strategy for combatting allegations that Trump acted improperly when asking Zelensky to investigate Joe Biden.”