By Video And Tweet, Trump Has Repeatedly Confessed To Ukraine Allegations
President Donald Trump keeps admitting to the whistleblower allegation that he asked a "favor" of Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky in July, which included the country investigating his potential political opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden.
In front of reporters last week, Trump said, "Certainly I'd have every right to ... what I said was so good. It was a great conversation. It was a really great conversation. And everybody will say that."
Aaron Rupar on Twitter
“Trump again basically confesses to asking the Ukrainian president to investigate Biden: "Certainly I'd have every right to ... what I said was so good. It was a great conversation. It was a really great conversation. And everybody will say that." https://t.co/htLVyyF7RF”
Trump has also indicated via tweet that "corruption" — which under this administration appears to be a codeword for Biden — was a focus of his dealings with Ukraine.
Donald J. Trump on Twitter
“Very simple! I was looking for Corruption and also why Germany, France and others in the European Union don’t do more for Ukraine. Why is it always the USA that does so much and puts up so much money for Ukraine and other countries? By the way, the Bidens were corrupt!”
John Aravosis 🇺🇸 on Twitter
“Trump confirms again that his “corruption” campaign with Ukraine was really about Joe Biden. It’s remarkably similar to his firing of Comey, and how Trump couldn’t stop confessing to the fact that the real reason he fired Comey was to stop the Russia probe. https://t.co/CaNA94kDwK”
Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) noted that Trump previously said during an interview that he would accept foreign assistance during an election, and the situation with Ukraine is evidence that the president feels free to solicit such assistance and believes he can get away with it.
Steve Cohen on Twitter
“In an interview with George Stephanopoulos, Trump admitted that he would accept foreign assistance in an election. With the #Ukraine call we can see him soliciting it. He knows this conduct is illegal, but he doesn’t care. He thinks he’s above the law. #SundayThoughts #RuleOfLaw https://t.co/UKs9xTKrtq”