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Diplomats Speak On White House Transcript Of Ukraine Call, Say It Was ‘Substantively Correct’

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A pair of career diplomats who were highly involved in the crafting of U.S. policy in Ukraine have given testimony about President Trump’s July 25 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky which was transcribed and released by the White House, saying it was “substantively correct.”

Here’s more from The Washington Examiner:

The transcript of the call, which is at the center of the Democrats’ impeachment investigation, shows no explicit quid pro quo between Trump and Zelensky but does show Trump pressuring Zelensky to investigate corruption allegations into 2020 Democratic front-runner Joe Biden. Trump has said the call was “perfect” and decried the impeachment process as “the greatest political witch hunt in history.”

Trending: It’s Official: Dem Congressman Leaves Party to Become Republican After Meeting With Trump

During their public hearing on Tuesday, Jennifer Williams, a foreign service aide detailed to Vice President Mike Pence’s office, and Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the top Ukraine specialist on the National Security Council, were both asked about the transcript by the House Intelligence Committee.

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“I didn’t take a word-for-word accounting. When I first saw the publicly released version, it looked substantively correct to me,” Williams said when asked whether the transcript was “complete and accurate.”

“I certainly would describe it as substantively correct,” Vindman agreed, adding that it was “correct” and that he called it “very accurate” during his closed-door testimony.

Kurt Volker, who served as the former U.S. special envoy to Ukraine, and Tim Morrison, a former NSC aide, will also be giving testimony during the impeachment inquiry to be held on Tuesday.

Despite saying the Trump transcript was “substantively correct,” Vindman spoke with House investigators during his private deposition and alleged the White House omitted some important words and phrases.

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It’s Official: Dem Congressman Leaves Party to Become Republican After Meeting With Trump

Well, well, well!

John Salvatore

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Here’s a bit of news you 100% did not expect to read on a Sunday morning, especially considering the state of American politics these days. But it happened. It actually happened. A New Jersey Democrat is becoming a Republican. After decades of living on planet earth, Rep. Jeff Van Drew finally decided it was time to grow up and become an adult. Good for him and better for America! How must Nancy Pelosi feel, at this moment? She just lost yet another vote when it comes to impeaching President Trump. Do you feel bad for her? Don’t answer that. We already know the answer. Check this out, via Daily Wire: New Jersey Democratic Congressman Jeff Van Drew, who has strongly opposed the Democrats’ impeachment efforts, is leaving the Democratic Party and becoming a member of the Republican Party after meeting with President Donald Trump. […] Van Drew reportedly met “at length” with Trump on Friday and his decision to switch parties is supposed to be officially announced in the near future, a top GOP source told Politico. https://twitter.com/MZanona/status/1205946597974118400?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1205949015734575104&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2Fjeremy-corbyn-goes-full-stacey-abrams-declares-victory-after-blowout-loss https://twitter.com/seanmdav/status/1205949015734575104?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1205949015734575104&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2Fjeremy-corbyn-goes-full-stacey-abrams-declares-victory-after-blowout-loss Reactions: The stunning move comes ahead of a historic vote on impeachment, to which Van Drew is strongly opposed. But it also comes amid new polling that shows his approval numbers are underwater w/ Dem voters in his district: Just 24% of ppl think he deserves to be reelected. https://twitter.com/MZanona/status/1205947625951891462?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1205947625951891462&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fdougp-3137%2F2019%2F12%2F14%2Fstunning-move-house-dem-reportedly-switching-parties-to-gop-over-lefts-impeachment-push%2F Republicans in the Capitol had been whispering all week about whether Van Drew would join their ranks.. in fact, some GOPers had even encouraged it. The R’s are gonna have an absolute field day with this one. https://twitter.com/MZanona/status/1205948117197185025?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1205948117197185025&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fdougp-3137%2F2019%2F12%2F14%2Fstunning-move-house-dem-reportedly-switching-parties-to-gop-over-lefts-impeachment-push%2F WATCH: [email protected] Dems losing their appetite for impeachment: “Voters choose their leaders in America. You don’t disenfranchise millions of voters!” Dems are concerned about impeachment push. “I imagine I’ll be voting NO unless…

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Watch: Democrat Rep. Admits Impeachment Vote Delayed to Maximize TV Exposure

How much attention do they need, at this point?

John Salvatore

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If the mainstream media was honest with the American people, this would be a story they’d report above all else, at the moment. Not only do Democrats want President Trump out of office because they hate him – not because he broke any laws – but they want as much TV time as possible to let the politically uninformed know they are attempting to kick POTUS out, therefore making it seem as if they are doing a good job. Here’s what’s up, via The Blaze: House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) enraged Republicans on the committee by suddenly delaying a vote on impeachment articles that was supposed to occur Thursday night, and one Democrat on the committee has admitted the move was for attention. Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) told CNN on Friday that instead of having the vote late Thursday night when no one was paying attention, the committee wanted to maximize the number of potential viewers by pushing it until Friday morning. The Thursday night hearing lasted nearly until midnight. WATCH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RX2gUexYgEE&feature=emb_logo California Democrat Nancy Pelosi knows she’s got jack. All Democrats know they have nothing against President Trump. Unfortunately, that won’t stop them from acting like children and attempting to impeach. The Speaker’s response to liberal CNN host Jake Tapper’s questions about the process shows she’s vapid on the issue. And considering the issue at hand, that’s kind of a big deal. The fact that Dems have taken the impeachment process as far as they have without any proof of presidential wrongdoing whatsoever speaks volumes about character. But they don’t care. WATCH: You can’t make this up. Nancy Pelosi scolds CNN’s @JakeTapper for asking about impeachment on the day she asks for articles of impeachment to be drafted against @realDonaldTrump. #StopTheMadness https://twitter.com/SteveGuest/status/1202784451559862272?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1202784451559862272&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2Fpelosi-scolds-cnn-for-asking-her-about-impeachment-on-day-she-declared-impeachment If there is one person…

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