The bottom line, there is absolutely nothing wrong with what the president did, and Mark Levin blasts the liberal media and democrat liars who are trying to shape public opinion.
Yesterday, Mick Mulvaney provided plenty of fodder for democrats and the liberal media to twist according to their normal bent. He basically admitted something that every government and government official does on a daily basis.
He said that the president wanted the Ukraine to cooperate with an investigation into the election tampering that occurred in 2016.
But, democrats went wild. They carefully avoided the fact that their DNC Server is at the ROOT of the election interference and focused on a non-issue.
Mulvaney said that Trump was concerned about corruption in Ukraine, including its efforts in the 2016 election during a press briefing with reporters on Thursday afternoon.
“The look-back to what happened in 2016 certainly was part of the thing that he was worried about in corruption with that nation,” Mulvaney said. “And that is absolutely appropriate.”
Democrats immediately jumped on Mulvaney’s statement, declaring that it was proof that the president had a “quid pro quo” agreement with the foreign aid.
But Mulvaney said it was a common request.
“We do that all the time with foreign policy,” he said, referring to requirements for foreign aid before it was released.
“I have news for everybody, get over it. There’s going to be political influence in foreign policy,” Mulvaney said.
He said that asking Ukraine for help in an investigation into the 2016 election was an ongoing Justice Department investigation and “completely legitimate.”
He also said that the holdup on delivering aid funds had nothing to do with Ukraine investigating former Vice President Joe Biden.
“The money that was held up had nothing to do with Biden,” Mulvaney said.
Trump spoke about investigating the Democrat National Committee server and Crowdstrike in his call with Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelensky, which was later released by the White House.
CrowdStrike, the cybersecurity firm that examined the DNC server and said it was hacked by the Russians, was founded by Ukrainian Dmitri Alperovitch (now an American citizen) and funded by Ukrainian oligarch Viktor Pinchuk.
The DNC did not turn over the server to the FBI to conduct their own investigation.
Likewise, Mark Levin blasted this non-issue. Fox News reported:
The former South Carolina Republican congressman’s exchange with the White House press corps was just the latest example of the media defending Democrats in trying to push a Trump-Ukraine narrative, Levin claimed Thursday on “The Mark Levin Show” on Westwood One.
“Of course the media and the Democrats are seizing on something he said,” Levin said. “Every day, it’s something else to prove there was a quid pro quo. It’s so absurd.”
“Of course the media and the Democrats are seizing on something [Mulvaney] said. Every day, it’s something else to prove there was a quid pro quo. It’s so absurd.”
— Mark Levin
Levin, who also hosts Fox News’ “Life, Liberty & Levin,” later said Mulvaney was trying to explain that Trump was simply asking Ukraine to investigate potential wrongdoing during the 2016 U.S. presidential election — and not probe any alleged wrongdoing by former Vice President Joe Biden or his son Hunter Biden.
“There’s an investigation going on, going back to 2016 and even before,” Levin said, “by a U.S. attorney and by the attorney general, looking into the early aspects of the phony Russia collusion issue and Ukraine — and that’s what [Mulvaney was] talking about — not Biden.”
“And, [Mulvaney] is saying to this reporter, who’s not really getting it, ‘The president can’t say to another country, we want you to cooperate with this investigation? It’s done all the time.’
“There is an investigation going on with the Department of Justice, we all know this — Bill Barr announced it,” Levin later added.
He said Trump would like the Ukrainian government as well as officials in Italy and Australia to cooperate with Attorney General Barr and Connecticut federal prosecutor John Durham, the man Barr appointed to investigate the origins of the Russia investigation.
“Why is this a scandal? Why is this a problem? It’s not,” Levin said. “Why are the media so defensive of the Democrats and the Democratic Party? Why aren’t they calling for a special counsel to investigate it like they did with Russia and Trump?”
The constitutional attorney continued, explaining that Mulvaney was referencing a May meeting at which Trump questioned why the U.S. should give funds to Ukraine, alleging the country has a history of governmental corruption.
Trump was also concerned that European countries were not offering any assistance on that front, Levin added.
“There is nothing wrong with any of this — nothing,” he said, claiming Joe Biden’s name did not come up in the May meeting.
“They’re not even listening,” he said of the reporters questioning Mulvaney.