Just as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was announcing her decision to back a formal impeachment inquiry, the Senate passed a bizarre resolution.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) stunned Trump by pushing through a resolution to turn the whistleblower complaint over to Senate intelligence committees as soon as possible, New York Magazine reports.
Up until Tuesday, it appeared as though McConnell was going to do everything possible to keep the whistleblower away from Democrats.
Everyone expected McConnell to fight Sen. Chuck Schumer’s (D-NY) resolution, but he took a completely different tack. Instead of blocking the resolution, McConnell fast-tracked it, moving the resolution to a vote without the usual debate.
Speculation is already running wild in the media, with the theories ranging from “the complaint is nonsense” to “McConnell beginning to sever his ties with the President.”
No Quid Pro Quo
President Trump had the transcript from his conversation with Ukraine’s president released. Based on that transcript, Trump did nothing wrong during the conversation.
The issue involving the Bidens was discussed, but there was no threat, and there surely was no pressure.
Trump raised the issue himself and offered assistance from the attorney general and his own attorney, Rudy Giuliani.
While Trump is defending himself against the allegations made by the whistleblower, House Dems are preparing a resolution to request that the president stop trying to discredit the whistleblower, as if they expect him to sit idly by while the allegations go flying around him.
Additionally, it was recently announced the whistleblower has agreed to speak to House and Senate intelligence committees.
Honestly, this whole incident is playing out in a very weird way, so it is very tough to get a feel for how bad this is or is not for the administration.
Based on the phone call, though, Trump engaged in no wrongdoing, but Dems clearly think they have something on him here.